Board Approves Roofing Project & More

The West Des Moines Community School District Board of Education held a meeting on Monday, January 14, 2013, and took the following action:

  • approved the low bid from Academy Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. of Des Moines, IA of $656,400 to replace an existing 70,911 sq.ft. of roof on Valley High School starting on June 4, 2013 and ending August 21, 2013. Sales and Service Tax funds will be utilized for this project;
  • approved an agreement with Sylvan Learning Center for Supplemental Education Services (SES) as part of a No Child Left Behind Act requirement that schools in need of assistance provide such services to students;
  • approved a Research Services Terms of Agreement and quote 1803 and Quote 1911 with Snap Surveys to process the Vision Survey reports for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years;
  • approved an agreement with Infinite Campus to provide online registration capabilities with an initial cost of $22,860 and the annual maintenance of $7,500 paid by the district technology general fund;
  • approved a contract for Valley High School’s Winter Dance to be held at the Val Air Ballroom Feb. 2 at a cost of $3000 paid by the Valley High School Student Council;
  • approved a contract for DJ services in the amount of $850 for Valley High School’s Winter Dance to be held Feb. 2 to be paid by the Valley High School Student Council;
  • approved a contact with Global Spectrum, L.P.  for Valley High School’s Prom to be held May 20 at Hy-Vee Hall at a cost of $2900;
  • approved an agreement with the Iowa Association of School Boards for an Employee Background Investigation Service through its provider, One Source, updating its client Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Compliance and Service Agreement;
  • approved a proposed agreement allowing Community Education to offer online courses and certificate programs through the LEARN’s UGotClass program;
  • authorized the administration to request the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for the maximum modified allowable growth for 2013-14 for dropout prevention;
  • approved a non-affiliated trademark license agreement with the West Des Moines Girls Softball, a non-profit 501C3, to use the Valley High School logo on its scoreboard with no royalty fee;
  • set hearings on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and total estimated cost of the LRC Construction Project and Westridge Elementary Construction Project for 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013;
  • approved the bills for payment dated January 14, 2013 in the amount of $6,661,545.15;
  • approved the consent agenda including personnel resignations, recommendations, support staff new hires, certified staff initial contracts, minutes from the December 10, 2012 workshop and regular meeting;
  • approved facilities projects under the consent agenda, including Valley High School Phase 2 change order to Nikkel and Associates, Inc. ($9,005) to furnish and install an additional light fixture under the stairs to provide additional lighting in the stairway, additional wiring to all lighting control locations following additional clarifications to the wiring diagram requirements for the lighting system controls, furnishing and installing an electrical box for a light switch that was not shown on plans, removing a standard breaker and furnishing and installing a shunt trip breaker to accommodate elevator requirements and controls, Walnut Creek Campus change orders to Rochon Corporation (-$7561) for an agreement with Olympics on backcharges, to L.A. Fulton & Sons ($2615) to add remote thermostats to the convection units in Office 1201a and Office 1311 and relocate the heat pump thermostat, to Olympic Companies ($14,551) to modify bulkhead at Admin desk, install spray insulation at the tube steel screen wall supports to eliminate the concern of condensation, and for an agreement with Rochon on backcharges, Stilwell Junior High Phase 3 change orders to Nikkel and Associates ($4,770) for changes to kitchen fire alarm per fire inspector including additional heat detectors, additional monitoring, renaming all zones of existing fire alarm including corridor names in existing system which required reprogramming of existing fire alarm panel, and to Hansen Companies Inc. ($8,753) to furnish and install approximately 5.5’ vertical feet of additional metal panel across horizontal length of screen wall at cooling tower; held a public hearing on the proposed 2013 Valley High School Roof Replacement project; approved final acceptance of work completed by L.A. Fulton & Sons, Inc., Olympic Companies, Inc. and Rochon Corporation of Iowa, Inc. on the Walnut Creek Campus project; approved final acceptance of work completed by L.A. Fulton & Sons, Inc., Olympic Companies, Inc. and Rochon Corporation of Iowa, Inc. for the Stilwell project.