In February 2017, directors approve a budget of $16.7M for a new elementary school and site improvements at Grant Wood Elementary. September 1, 2017, is the completion date for preliminary designs and budget estimates for the remaining elementary schools and other facility needs.
In May 2016 the Bettendorf Community School District completed a process of developing a 10-year elementary facilities plan. The plan involved reviewing and evaluating current facilities, developing a vision for our elementary facilities, projecting future enrollment and financial projections, and engaging BLDD Architects to help guide the process and evaluate options.
Representatives from the Elementary Facilities Advisory Committee presented their recommendation to directors at the May 16th Bettendorf Board of Education meeting.
The committee recommended remodeling and construction at each elementary school to meet elementary facility standards and create 21st-century quality learning environments as well as equity across the district. The estimated cost of the improvements is $34.5M.
Presentation to the Board
Although the Bettendorf Board of Education will be updated throughout the process, the Elementary Facility Advisory Committee's work will culminate with the presentation of their recommendation to the Bettendorf Board of Education.
May 16, 2016 - School Board Presentation
Elementary Facilities Advisory Committee
An Elementary Facilities Advisory Committee has been established to consider the planning issues and make recommendations to the Bettendorf Board of Education regarding a long-term, comprehensive elementary facilities plan. The committee consists of representatives from each elementary, community members and retired district staff.
MEETING PRESENTATIONS & INFORMATION
View the presentations and information shared with the Elementary Facilities Advisory Committee
|May 9, 2016||Presentation|
|March 28, 2016||Presentation||March 8, 2016||Presentation|
|February 17, 2016 ||Presentation ||January 25, 2016||Presentation|
|December 14, 2015 ||Presentation||November 23, 2015 ||Presentation|
|ELEMENTARY PARENT REPRESENTATIVES|
|Katherine Boehm |
|Jennie Blackman |
|Steve Geifman |
|Matthew Pruitt |
|Mike Neighbor |
|Maria Levetzow |
|BETTENDORF EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (BEA) REPRESENTATIVE|
|Scott Berg |
5th Grade Teacher
Neil Armstrong Elementary
|Marlene Jacks |
|Jim Luebke |
|John Riches |
|Chris Wilkins |
Ruhl & Ruhl Realty
|Jerry Fagle |
|Bonnie Fisher |
|Chuck Nolting |
BHS Activities/Athletic Director
|BOARD FACILITY COMMITTEE (Advisory)|
|Paul Castro |
|Stacey Struck |
|Pepper Trahan |
|DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION (Advisory)|
|Theron Schutte |
|Mike Raso |
|Maxine McEnany |
Director of Financial & Business Services
|Chris Andrus |
Director of Operations
|Celeste Miller |
Director of Communications
February & April 2016 - 6-8 p.m.
Parents, staff and community members are invited to come to community meetings. During each meeting participants will be asked to work in small group to develop recommendations regarding the information presented. All three meeting will be held in the Bettendorf Middle School Cafeteria, 2030 Middle Rd.
|Wednesday, February 24||Review preliminary concepts||Presentation | Group Results | Questions & Comments|
|Wednesday, April 13||Review revised options||Presentation | Master Plan | Programs | Budget | Work Activity|
BUILDING LEVEL MEETINGS
January 12-14 &19-21, 2016
The planning process and facility options under consideration were presented at each elementary school. Participants worked in small groups to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each option.