The Bettendorf Community School District is asking district voters to sign a petition to allow a vote for a general obligation bond referendum to improve facilities and learning environments in our schools.
The petition allows the district to take the GO Bond to the public for a vote. We invite all district voters to sign the petition.
The GO Bond petition being brought to a vote would allow the district to issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $30,000,000 to provide funds to renovate, remodel, improve, furnish and equip the existing High School and Middle School buildings, including security and safety improvements, STEM classroom improvements, athletic facility improvements, and to improve those sites; to renovate, remodel, improve, furnish and equip the existing Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Neil Armstrong Elementary School and Paul Norton Elementary School buildings, including security improvements and 21st Century Classroom upgrades, and to improve those sites. The election date would be scheduled for Dec. 11, 2018.
Petitions are available for signing in school and district offices.
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 March 2018, the Bettendorf Board of Education approved a 6-year facility plan that included building a new 3-section school at Mark Twain Elementary. Legat Architects are designing the building. Busch Construction is the construction manager.
Schematic designs are being developed for the new Mark Twain Elementary School. The design is based on suggestions made during the May 1 collaborative design session held at Mark Twain with parents, staff and neighbors. The group identified priorities of welcome and a sense of community, inviting but secure, flexible and diverse learning spaces, natural light, unique, pods, and outdoor learning. The design incorporates some of the concepts used in the new Grant Wood Elementary School such as learning stairs and use of natural light. Link to May 21 presentation
Legat Facility Reports
Facilities Assessments & Future Ready List with Estimates | Building Facility Structural Assessments
Previous Facility Advisory Committee Work
- Consolidation of Mark Twain and Thomas Jefferson at a new school at a neutral site
- Moving the Edison Academy to a leased space
- Work at Paul Norton & Herbert Hoover elementary schools as well as Bettendorf Middle and High schools at outline in the Nov. 6, 2017 - Legat Presentation