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Board

Serving on a school board is a challenging job that requires leadership, vision and dedication. A school board member is entrusted with one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to a citizen: ensuring that Iowa schools help students reach high levels of educational achievement.

Bettendorf Board of Education

Link to 2016-2017 Board Brochure

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PEPPER TRAHAN

President | 6 Years of Service
Elected 2009 | Term Expires 2017

(563) 332-1329
peppertrahan@gmail.com
6328 Patrick Pointe Rd.
Davenport, IA 52807

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Betsy Justis

Vice President | 9 Years of Service
Elected 2006 | Term expires 2017

(563) 359-5151
betsyjustis22@gmail.com
3980 Aspen Hills Dr.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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PAUL CASTRO

Director | 14 Years of Service
Elected 2000 | Term expires 2019

(563) 359-0487
bcsdcastro@yahoo.com
1612 Hillcrest Ave.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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MICHAEL PYEVICH

Director | 1st Year of Service
Elected 2015 | Term expires 2019

(563) 441-9233
mpyevich@qcora.com
2727 Eagle Heights Ct.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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Gordon Staley

Director | 1st Year of Service
Elected 2015 | Term expires 2019

(309) 738-2842
gstaleybettboe@gmail.com
4209 Bunker Hill Dr.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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STACEY STRUCK

Director | 1st Year of Service
Elected 2015 | Term expires 2019

(309) 721-8347
struck.stacey@yahoo.com
434 8th St.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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SCOTT TINSMAN

Director | 9 Years of Service
Elected 2006 | Term expires 2017

(563) 355-0090
stinsman@tsts.com

660 Riverview Terr.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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TIM PERKINS

Treasurer | Appointed 2012

(563) 355-4089
tim.perkins@ascentra.org
3877 Lexington Ct.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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COLLEEN SKOLROOD

Board Secretary

(563) 359-1061
cmskolrood@yahoo.com

Board of Education - Legislative Priorities

2015-2016

  • Supplemental State Aid Supports setting supplemental state:
    • 400 days (or 14 months) prior to the certification of the school district's budget
    • At the rate of 4% to encourage continuous school improvement and reflect the actual cost increases experienced by school districts and AEAs. The priority is to increase the state cost per pupil and the spending authority associated with it to build a strong base for future education resources.
  • State Penny for School Infrastructure Supports preserving the integrity of the statewide penny sales tax for school infrastructure, including the tax equity provisions of buying down the highest additional levy rates to the state average, and supports the extension of the statewide penny by the repeal of the Dec. 31, 2029 sunset.
  • At-Risk Student Weighting & Dropout Prevention Supports the inclusion of drop-out prevention and funding for at-risk students in the foundation formula and the inclusion of socioeconomic status as a factor in determining a student's at-risk status. Supports increased flexibility in the use of drop-out prevention and at-risk funding. Supports allowing districts to apply the rules for "supplemental weighted dollars" to all drop-out prevention program dollars.
  • Early Literacy Funding Supports the development of and funding for research on best practices for early literacy strategies. IASB supports funding for professional development and classroom intervention strategies focused on implementing best practices for early literacy in grades PK-3.