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WDMCS School Board Approves Courses, DINA Plan, Facility Project Bids

The WDMCS Board of Education held a regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, and took the following action:

  • accepted all the K-9 Curriculum Cycle, Indian Hills and Stilwell, and Valley Southwoods 2012-13 Program of Studies proposals.
  • approved the following Valley High School and Walnut Creek Campus 2012-13 Program of Studies proposals: VHS 1 AP European History, VHS 2 AP European Studies, VHS 3 AP World History, VHS 4 Western Civilization, VHS 5 US History, VHS 6 AP US History, VHS 9 Chemistry, VHS 10 Principals of Engineering, VHS 11 Scholar of Science, VHS 12 AP Calculus BC, VHS 14 Intro. to Engineering & Design, VHS 15 Digital Electronics, VHS 16 Chamber Orchestra, VHS 17 Honors Program, VHS 19 AP Studio Art, VHS 20 DMACC Change, VHS 21 AP Chinese Language & Culture, VHS 22 Mandarin Chinese I, VHS 23 Mandarin Chinese IV, VHS 24 AP Universal Course Description, VHS 25 AP Weighted Grades, VHS 26 Drop PHY313/314 & 413/414, VHS 27 AP Calculus AB Prerequisite, Walnut Creek Campus, WCC 1 Biology, WCC 2 Chemistry, WCC 3 Introductory Physics, WCC 4 The Art of Life and WCC 5 Language & Literature.
  • approved 2012-13 Program of Studies proposal VHS 13, which drops Pre-Calculus C from the program of studies.
  • approved the West Des Moines Community Schools District in Need of Assistance (DINA) plan under NCLB. For more information, please visit wdmcs.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/success-being-redefined/.
  • approved a contract with the Iowa Department of Education at no cost to the district for Crestview Elementary to experiment with a universal screening assessment and progress monitoring assessment in reading and math to determine if the state of Iowa will be using this as part of a standardized assessment process.
  • held two public hearings, one on the proposed Walnut Creek Campus Project and the other on the proposed Stilwell Jr. High – Phase 3 Improvements project.
  • accepted the following bids for the Walnut Creek Campus at Clegg Park Addition & Renovation – Rochon Corporation ($1,724,000) for bid package #1 general construction, Allied Construction Services ($115,598) for bid package #3 flooring, D.M. Marble ($85,915) for bid package #4 ceramic tile, Summit Fire Protection ($64,365) for bid package #5 fire protection, L.A. Fulton ($1,738,000) for bid package #6 mechanical/controls, and Van Maanen Electric ($640,000) for bid package #7 electrical and technology general construction.
  • rejected the bids for bid package #2 drywall, framing, acoustical ceilings, and paint on the Walnut Creek Campus project due to bidders error and bids over budget.
  • approved Walnut Creek Campus project Alternate 5 bid packet with Rochon (-$4,000) providing 5” Portland Cement Concrete in lieu of 5” Hot Mix Asphalt at the play area on the west side of the school to the north of Gymnasium 1101.
  • rejected the following alternates bids for the Walnut Creek Campus project: Alternate 1A to add new bookcase millwork and plam countertops located along the exterior wall in the following room numbers; 1202, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1405, 1406, and 1407; Alternate 1B on the for new millwork and plam counter tops located in the following room numbers – 1408,1409, 1410, and 1411; Alternate 2A to replace the existing operable partition wall system between Lunchroom/Commons 1103 and Gymnasium 1101and to provide a new operable partition system; Alternate 2B to replace the existing operable partition wall system between Classroom 1409 and Classroom 1411 and to provide a new operable partition system; Alternate 3 providing solid surface window stools in lieu of plastic laminate sills at all exterior window locations scheduled to receive replacement aluminum frame windows with new interior window sills; Alternate 4 providing epoxy paint to a height of 7’2” A.F,F, on all four walls in Gymnasium 1101; Alternate 6 providing ceramic wall tile all the way to ceiling on all walls currently scheduled to receive ceramic wall tile only to a wainscot elevation in Women’s 1206, Men’s 1207, Women’s 1401, and Men’s 1403.
  • approved the following bids for the Stilwell Phase 3 project – Hansen Company ($926,000) for bid package #1general construction; Seedorff Masonry ($198,490) for bid package #2 masonry; Olympic Wall Systems ($207,914) for bid package #3 drywall, framing, acoustical & paint; Poindexter Flooring ($96,730) for bid package #4 flooring; Des Moines Marble & Mantel Co. ($43,110) for bid package #5 ceramic tile; Midwest Automatic Fire Sprinkler Co. ($49,670) for bid package #6 fire protection; Central Iowa Mechanical ($1,294,000) for bid package #7 HVAC mechanical, plumbing & controls; Nikkel & Associates ($702,300) for bid package #8 electrical, technology, fire alarm & security; Boelter Equipment ($430,223) for bid package #9 food service.
  • approved Alternate 1 on the Stilwell Jr. High Phase 3 project, which expands the project to include a mezzanine in Mechanical Room 1210 for $46,600.
  • rejected the following bids on the Stilwell Jr. High Phase 3 project: Alternate 6 ($68,742) for new food service equipment in lieu of reusing existing food service equipment; Alternate 2 ($28,250) for a mezzanine at Auditorium Room 1135C; Alternate 3 ($28,293) to paint Gym Room 1155; Alternate 4 ($5,248) to paint Auditorium Room 1135; Alternate 5 ($3,675) to paint Corridor C1150; Alternate 7 ($2,600) salvaging existing food service equipment no longer reused in the new kitchen, to the District’s storage facility.
  • adjusted the RDG Planning & Design contract ($83,181) due to the additional estimated prime contract cost on the Stilwell project.
  • approved the 2011-12 Physical Plant and Equipment Levy Budget.
  • authorized the administration’s request to the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for the maximum modified allowable growth for 2011-12 for Increased Enrollment ($335,919) for an enrollment increase of 57.1 certified students, Open Enrollment Out ($521,822) for resident students enrolling out of the district, and Limited English Proficient (LEP) Program ($108,718) for students being served in the program beyond four years, and for modified allowable growth for 2012-13 for Dropout Prevention in the amount $2,715,573.
  • accepted the 2010-11 Audit Report as presented by Denman and Company in the Dec. 5, 2011workshop.
  • approved a new contract with the Des Moines Menace for the use of the Valley Stadium with a base rent of $15,000 for up to ten matches, plus $1,200 per match for additional matches.
  • approved a 28E agreement with the city of Urbandale to document the current verbal arrangement for the school crossing guard who serves Clive Elementary students.
  • approved an agreement with Quick Fuel to continue providing on-site fueling services to district buses at our facility after hours at a rate of $.25/gallon through June 30, 2014.
  • approved the change order for VHS Improvements 2011 – Phase 1 to the Jensen contract (-$3,202) for not installing the utility lines that connect Tiger Field to the new storm sewer and installing additional rock and fabric at the east end fire access road.
  • approved the change order for VHS Improvements 2011 – Phase 1 to the DeVries Electric contract (-$782) for not installing the new turf electrical power box.
  • approved the consent agenda including minutes from the Nov. 21, 2011 workshop and regular meeting, personnel resignations, recommendations, support staff new hires, certified staff initial contracts, early retirements, a student trip request for the Valley High School Competition Cheerleading Squad to travel to Dallas, Texas, and to the National Cheerleaders Association Senior High School National Championships January 6-9, 2012,
  • approved, as part of the consent agenda, change orders for the VHS Improvements 2011 Phase 2 – Architectural Wall Systems ($0) for building envelope observation per ASI 108; SGH ($0) for building envelope observation per ASI 108; Olympic Companies ($0) for building envelope observation per ASI 108; Forrest & Associate ($0) for 1. PR-106 Modify Foundations at Level 1 in area F, 2. ASI-107 Clarify Brick Ledge Elevations, 3. ASI-108 Building Envelope Observation; Katelman Steel Fabricators ($572)  to adjust steel sizes for door openings C0401-3 and C0401-4; Hansen Company ($122) to add a fire extinguisher per PR101; Allied Construction Services ($0)  to change the carpet tile from standard to custom per PR103; Concrete Technologies, Inc ($10,376) for 1. PR-106 Modify Foundations at Level 1 in area F, 2. ASI-107 Clarify Brick Ledge Elevations, 3. Add additional rock on fire lane due to road deterioration; Baker Group ($0)  for ASI 110 Building Commissioning Specification; Nikkel and Associates, Inc (-$672) for 1. ASI 110 Building Commissioning Specification and 2. PR 110 Use Owner-supplied Light Fixtures; Proctor Mechanical ($0) for 1. ASI 110 Building Commissioning Specification and 2. ASI 111 Revise Location of Sump Pump; Siemens Industry ($0) for ASI 110 Building Commissioning Specification; Jones Geotechnical (-$25,679) for the deduct length of the auger cast piles; a change order for the VSW Tennis Complex – Corell Contractor ($0) to install the isolation joints in the concrete banding per ASI 001; final acceptance of work completed by Central Western Fabricators on the VHS Improvements 2011 – Phase 1; substantially completion and final acceptance of work completed by Wood Roofing on Crossroads Park Elementary.
  • denied an open enrollment request into the district for being late/not meeting good cause.
  • paid the bills dated December 12, 2011 in the amount of $ 8,256,452.24.

The WDMCS Board of Education also held a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, and took the following action:

  • held an executive session to consider whether to expel a student;
  • reconvene from executive session into the regular meeting;
  • voted to expel as student through the end of the second semester of the 2011-12 school year.

Above is an informal summary of the actions of the West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education at recent meetings. This is provided as a service to district staff and the public. This is not the official minutes of the board meeting, but a quick rundown of action taken, not necessarily in chronological order. Official board minutes must be approved by the board per Policy 212.1 and then are posted on our website (www.wdmcs.org).

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