School Board Highlights from April 22

At its recent regular meeting, the School Board:

  • approved issuing diplomas to 565 Valley High School seniors for the class of 2013 contingent upon the completion of all graduation requirements
  • waived the first reading and approved a revision to Board Policy 501.10 to delete references to specific names of foreign exchange student programs and add required certification and standards
  • approved the 2013-14 agreement with Orchard Place (PACE) providing contracted services of 2.75 FTE caseworkers for Walnut Creek Campus
  • approved the Construction Materials Testing, Inc. amendment proposal to deduct the amount for services completed by others on the VHS renovation Phase 3B
  • approved change orders from DDVI, Inc. for the VHS renovation Phase 3B
  • approved change orders from Siemens Industry, Inc. for VHS renovation Phase 2
  • approved an audit arrangement letter with Bohnsack & Frommelt LLP, the District’s independent public accountant, for the year ending June 30, 2013
  • paid the bills dated April 22, 2013 in the amount of $6,290,334.10
  • held a closed session as provided by Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (c) to discuss litigation
  • approved the consent agenda including personnel resignations, recommendations, support staff new hires, certified staff initial contracts, minutes from the April 1, April 4, April 8 and April 16 meetings

The WDMCS Board meetings will be held primarily at the new Walnut Creek Campus location at 1020 8th Street, West Des Moines, through September while the Learning Resource Center is being renovated. The next regular Board meeting is scheduled for May 13.

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