WDMCS School Board Aug. 27 Meeting Summary

The West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education held a regular meeting on Monday, August 27, 2012, and took the following action:

  • approved the consent agenda including personnel resignations, recommendations, support staff new hires, certified staff initial contracts, minutes from the August 13, 2012 regular meeting and the August 22, 2012 special meetingm and the following facilities items –
  • VHS Improvements 2011 Phase 2 change orders from the Forrest & Associate ($1,579) to furnish and install two lintels, from the Nikkel and Associate, Inc. ($4,008) to change wire gauge for kitchen item 22 to meet code and to add power requirements, from the Olympic Companies ($1,738) to extend the vapor barrier and from Proctor Mechanical ($1,832) to make ductwork modifications;
  • Hillside Elementary Exterior Repair project change orders from The Hansen Company, Inc. for a reduction to the roof replacement scope of work (-$112,500), for additional steel angles at window perimeters ($60,139) and for extended contract time ($78,166);
  • Stilwell Phase 3 change orders from NAI ($2,520) to delete bulkhead in corridor, extend electrical boxes for drywall furred out wall in the consumer education room, to add exit signs to south entrance by consumer ed, to remove and reinstall the electrical devices in the south wall of the kiln room to allow the wall to be replaced, to add power to the drinking fountain located in the NW corner of the gym, relocate janitors closet 1202 outlet/mop sink, from Olympic Wall Systems ($531.78) to delete bulkhead in corridor C1200;
  • Walnut Creek Campus project change orders from Rochon Corporation ($9,601) for masonry work associated with replacing an existing overflow drain, for louver modifications at the upper level heat pump openings, for modifications to the admin desk, for revisions to signage and additional signage, to add locks to admin cabinets, to install sod in lieu of seed at main entrance and main parking lot and to relocate markerboards and tackboards, from Van Maanen Electric ($2,187) to add two circuit breakers with shunt trip for the kitchen ovens, from L.A. Fulton & Sons ($263) to replace the existing overflow drain;
  • Hillside Remediation Roof Repair contract Amendment 1 ($2,500) for an additional (11) construction site visits from Shive-Hattery through August 15, 2012 and Amendment 2 ($5,000) for additional two sites visits per week from Shive-Hattery August 15 to October 31, 2012 and observation reports for each visit through the end of the project;
  • Stilwell Phase III project substantial completion for Hansen Company, Seedorf Masonry, Olympic Companies, Poindexter Flooring, Des Moines Marble and Mantel, Midwest Automatic Fire Sprinkler, Central Iowa Mechanical, Nikkel and Associates Inc. and Boelter Contract Design, Inc.;
  • substantial completion according to and as required by contract documents for the VSW tennis complex, VSW 2012 Upgrades, Walnut Creek School Campus and Westridge Elementary School projects;
  • denied two requests for open enrollment into the district due to being late and not meeting good cause;
  • approved a contract for J & M Displays to provide a pyrotechnics display the night of Sept. 21, 2012, immediately following the Homecoming game at Valley Stadium ($2000);
  • approved a contract with BC Productions for DJ services for the Homecoming Dance to be held on Sept. 22, 2012 from 8-11 p.m. for the cost of $850 to be paid from Student Council funds;
  • approved a contract with Iowa Health for trainers for all athletic events 8th-12th grades ($2500 for three months service per trainer);
  • approved a 28e agreement with the City of Clive for a crossing guard at the intersection of NW 86th Street and Franklin with the district paying the cost of the crossing guard;
  • approved an agreement with Distributed Website Corporation to provide web-based software solutions for the Community Education department and training, and hosting of rSchoolToday Class Registration, and rSchool Age Child Care with Distributed Website Corporation serving as the merchant of record and manage all credit card processing and with a sliding scale of fees that is lower than what the district currently pays;
  • approved to pay the bills dated August 27, 2012 in the amount of $ 3,233,816.29.

Above is copy of the published minutes provided to print media in accordance with Iowa Code 279.35. This is not the official minutes of the board meeting, but a quick rundown of action taken. Official board minutes must be approved by the board per Policy 212.1 and then are posted on our website (www.wdmcs.org).