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School board member Scott Warren offers lecture on academics versus athletics

Scott Warren
Scott Warren

MASON CITY – Mason City School Board member and long-time educator Scott Warren offered a packed house Monday night a few words of wisdom on their attention to athletics versus their attention to academics.

The board was considering cuts to educators and coaches due to funding problems within the district.

Citing research he had done, Warren said Monday that “4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 11th grade… we are almost 30% of our kids are not on grade level or what is called not proficient.  I certainly wish that we could get this kind of turnout for that.  Think about that the next time some things come out in terms of communication as well.  Little lecture in there.  Glad to be back.”

Warren voted to cut teacher contracts but not to cut coaches.


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