The Dallas Center-Grimes School Board met in its regular meeting on Monday, March 20 at DC-G High School. At the meeting, they were presented with a ceremonial check from Prairie Meadows and the Polk County Board of Supervisors, by Polk County Supervisor Bob Brownell.


The grant was in the amount of $25,773.96 and will go towards renovating the school libraries throughout the Dallas Center-Grimes School District. Each year, Prairie Meadows generates money to go towards public schools in Polk County, and in this case, some school districts that are in Polk County and Dallas County.


“This is Dallas County, I realize, but still, we allocate to Dallas Center-Grimes Schools,” Brownell said.


Last year, they were only able to donate about $23,900, so this year, they saw an increase in the donated amount.


“It was a tough year on the gamblers, but it’s good for you guys,” Brownell joked during the board meeting.


Brownell said they were happy to be able to help the Dallas Center-Grimes School District.


“We’ve just become a partner with the Dallas Center-Grimes Foundation and we’ve been working with them, and have seen some great results,” Brownell said.


Brownell went on to mention the impact that the City of Grimes has on Polk County.


“Grimes has been one of our best cities,” Brownell said. “Double-digit growth every year, so it’s growing all the time, and we see the growth occurring out here at the high school too.”


In other news


The DC-G School Board officially adopted its budget for Fiscal Year 2017. The tax levy rate was set at $19.99649 per $1,000 of taxable property valuation.