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Advisory Board & “SAMs” Program Approved by Board

The West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education held a regular meeting on October 22, 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 Oct. 8 workshop and meeting;
  • approved a minor modification application for Hillside Elementary for the addition of a 1,500 sq.ft. concrete pad and an 200 sq. ft. expansion of the existing wood mulched swing set area located on the south side of the facility with the use of Site funds;
  • approved an energy design assistance package for the Learning Resource Center renovation project, which will provide a projected annual energy savings of $3,135;
  • approved an energy design assistance package for Westridge Elementary renovation project, which will provide a projected annual energy savings of $13,693;
  • approved final acceptance of work completed by AJ Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc. for the VHS Improvement Phase 1 project;
  • approved change orders to the VHS Phase 2 project for Allied Construction Services ($0) to updated the floor plan, for Forrest & Associates ($1,950) to increase mechanical chase size to allow items to fit resulting from sprinkler lines moved, for Hansen Company ($0) to update floor plan, for Jarnagin Painting ($205) to paint added and new bulkheads, for Midwest Automatic Fire Sprinkler (2,976) to add two new sprinkler heads, for Nikkel and Associate, Inc. ($7,097) to install electrical circuits and a credit for labor to not stall a fixture, for Olympic Companies ($8,245) to install new bulkheads and for TriCity Electric Co. (4,859) to install data lines, relocate data lines, and delete fiber line;
  • approved change orders to the Stilwell Phase 3 project for Hansen Inc. (-$394) to delete grouting beams and add plastic laminate shelves and for Olympic Wall Systems ($1,236) to repair drywall where shower grilles at locker room;
  • approved the Community Education Advisory Council appointments;
  • approved a continuing agreement with Drake University Head Start to provide space at Phenix Elementary School for use of a classroom, the playground and outdoor storage facility for the 2012-13 school year;
  • approved a contract with the School Administrators of Iowa ($5,500) for Phenix Principal Drea Boyd to participate in the School Administration Manager or SAM program, a strategy designed to change the role of the principal from the managerial leader to the instructional leader, resulting in an increase in time spent on improving teaching and learning;
  • approved an agreement with the Iowa Orthopedic Center to provide additional funding to make the purchase of specific weight training equipment for the new 7,000-square-foot fitness room at Valley;
  • approved the bills for payment dated October 22 in the amount of $6,374,346.05;
  • held an executive session as provided in section 21.5 (1) (e) of the open meetings law to consider whether to suspend or expel a student, reconvened into regular session and approved to suspend a student for 45 days;
  • held an executive session as provided in section 21.5 (1) (e) of the open meetings law to consider whether to suspend or expel a student, reconvened into regular session and approved to suspend a student until the end of the first semester.

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