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Archive for June, 2012

WDMCS: “Way Better”

Well, we are here; the school year has ended. It seems so long ago that I introduced myself to you back in an August edition of the Informaline.

Being still relatively new, I am often asked whether Iowa/West Des Moines is “what I thought it would be.” My response is always, “It is way better than I thought it would be.” (more…)

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School Lunch Prices to Increase 10 Cents

Students who wish to each school lunch will pay $.10 more per meal next school year. The new lunch prices were approved by the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education Monday, June 25, 2012. (more…)

Topics: Education

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Facilities Fees & Online Facilities Software Approved

The West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education held a regular meeting on June 11, 2012, and took the following action:

  • approved the 2012-2013 Facility Use Fee recommendation with the following proposed increases – $5/hour increase for cafeterias, community rooms, auditoriums at Stillwell, Indian Hills and Rex Mathes, and conference rooms at the LRC, $10/hour increase for the Stadium and $5 per hour for Stadium lights, $1/hour increase for the Building Supervisor fee, which is charged to all community users. For the full list of fees, please see PDF page 45 of the board packet;
  • approved an agreement with Distributed Website Corporation to provide web-based software solutions for the Community Education department, specifically included is the implementation, training, and hosting of rSchoolToday Facilities Scheduler for a total cost for year one of  $9,015 and a subsequent year cost of $3,300 for Facilities Scheduling; (more…)

Topics: Education