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Elementary Facilities Plan

The Bettendorf Community School District is in the process of implementing a 10-year elementary facilities plan.

Elementary Facilities Timeline

Grant Wood Elementary Project

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. Learn more about the New Grant Wood Elementary Project

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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.


Recommended Scenarios

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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
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January 25, 2016 Presentation
December 14, 2015
Presentation November 23, 2015
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The Elementary Facilities Advisory Committee meetings are held 6-7:30 pm in the BSCD Administration Board Room @ 3311 18th St. unless otherwise noted. The public is welcome to attend the meetings however they are committee, not public, meetings.
ELEMENTARY PARENT REPRESENTATIVES
Katherine Boehm
Grant Wood
Jennie Blackman
Mark Twain
Steve Geifman
Paul Norton
Matthew Pruitt
Herbert Hoover
Mike Neighbor
Neil Armstrong
Maria Levetzow
Thomas Jefferson
BETTENDORF EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (BEA) REPRESENTATIVE
Scott Berg
5th Grade Teacher

Neil Armstrong Elementary

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES
Marlene Jacks
Grinnell College
Jim Luebke
Olympic Steel
John Riches
Alcoa
Chris Wilkins
Ruhl & Ruhl Realty
RETIRED ADMINISTRATORS
Jerry Fagle
GW Principal
Bonnie Fisher
TJ Principal
Chuck Nolting
BHS Activities/Athletic Director
BOARD FACILITY COMMITTEE (Advisory)
Paul Castro
Director
Stacey Struck
Director
Pepper Trahan
President
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION (Advisory)
Theron Schutte
Superintendent
Mike Raso
Assistant Superintendent
Maxine McEnany
Director of Financial & Business Services
Chris Andrus
Director of Operations
Celeste Miller
Director of Communications

Community Engagement



COMMUNITY MEETINGS
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 24Review preliminary conceptsPresentation | Group Results | Questions & Comments
Wednesday, April 13Review revised optionsPresentation | Master Plan | Programs | Budget | Work Activity


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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.

Presentation | Misconceptions | Questions & Comments

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