Colo-NESCO News: 

Iowa School Food Settlement:

You may have read in the 9/14/14 edition of the Des Moines Register or heard that a decision has been made in a lawsuit that was brought against Martin Brothers Distributing Company, Inc. They are the company who supplies the majority of food products to K-12 schools. The suit claimed that Martin Brothers conspired to restrain competition in the market for the retail sale of food at schools in Iowa and that Martin Brothers attempted to monopolize that market in violation of Iowa antitrust laws which resulted in students being overcharged because their wasn’t healthy competition in the market to keep prices down. Martin Brothers has agreed to pay $1,925,000. If you purchased hot lunch between 2010 and 2014 (these are the years Colo-Nesco participated in the program) you are eligible for a portion of the settlement. Each family who paid for school lunch may receive up to $3.50 per student per year that they attended an IEC-member school, up to a maximum of $50.00 per student.

To be eligible for any compensation you must fill out and submit a file claim form. The timeline is relatively short so I encourage you to do so immediately. The form is located on the district website and listed below.

If you have any questions please give us a call.

Dr. Verlengia


Colo-Nesco Community Schools

Need help understanding financial aid?

A college education is a worthwhile investment in the future. Unfortunately, it can also be a costly one. In today’s world, financial aid is often necessary to pay for postsecondary education, but the process can be confusing and overwhelming.

To help you understand the financial aid process, the high school counseling office has invited the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to make a free presentation on financial aid for seniors and their parents (students of all grade levels and their parents are welcome to attend!). This is the ideal opportunity to get answers to your questions about financial aid.

ICAN Financial Aid Presentation

High School Cafeteria


October 7th

5-6 PM

Topics include:


· Financial Aid Process

· FAFSA Application Review

· Understanding FAFSA Results

· Understanding Costs – College Comparisons

· Financial Aid Options

· Scholarships Process

· Where to Go for Help

For more information, contact me at 641-377-2282 ext 226 or  

To learn more about ICAN, visit

Note: The FAFSA  is a free form that may be completed without professional assistance via paper or electronic forms provided by the U.S. Department of Education at ICAN’s free services help reduce confusion and can ensure accuracy.