For the past 35 years, Gilmore City has been home for Ron and Deb Bollmeyer.
That’s why last week’s Gilmore City-Bradgate School Board meeting was a little bit emotional when the board accepted the resignation and early retirement application for the pair of educators, effective at the end of the current school year.
Ron Bollmeyer, a western Iowa native from Correctionville, has served the district in many capacities since he arrived in the fall of 1978 to teach mathematics and coach. He taught math for 13 years, served as principal for 13 years and then over the past nine years he has been both principal and superintendent for the district.
Deb Bollmeyer, a central Iowa native from Kelley, teaches several classes in the Gilmore City building. She teaches Social Studies, Language Arts, technology and 21st Century Skills. In the past she has taught business and marketing at the high school.
With the district’s declining enrollment impacting its financial future, Ron Bollmeyer says stepping down is the right thing to do for the district, as well as for he and his wife.
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