Date Change: Next Board Meeting Feb. 12

The West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education held a regular meeting on Jan. 28, 2013, and took the following action:

  • approved moving the Monday, Feb. 11 workshop and regular meeting to Tuesday, Feb. 12 in order for Board members to participate in the Shijiazhuang Foreign Language School Visit activities. Students from China will be visiting our district in February and performing a concert with students from Indian Hills and Stilwell;
  • moved the hiring of Mitch Kuhnert as principal of Valley Southwoods Freshman High School off the consent agenda and onto the regular agenda;
  • approved the hiring of Mitch Kuhnert as principal of Valley Southwoods Freshman High School;
  • approved a contract with Hoyt-Sherman Auditorium  to allow Indian Hills Jr. High spring vocal concert to be held in a venue that will allow all families to see and hear the performance;
  • denied an open enrollment request for being late and not meeting good cause;
  • approved the consent agenda including personnel resignations, recommendations, support staff new hires, minutes from the Jan. 14, 2013 workshop and regular meeting;
  •  approved the bills for payment dated Jan. 28, 2013 in the amount of $7,656,248.83;
  • held a closed 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 expelled a student through the end of the second semester of the 2012-13 school year.