Facilities Plan

The Bettendorf Community School District's facilities plan.

NEW Grant Wood Elementary

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



NEW Mark Twain Elementary

In March 2018, directors 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

District Facilities Discussion

Building upon the previous facilities and Elementary Facilities Committee work, the Bettendorf Board of Education and administration have identified details on facilities needs across the district as well as projects costs and financial resources. Link to full future facilities request list

Board Approves 6-Year Facilities Plan - March 5, 2018

At the Monday, March 5, Bettendorf Board of Education meeting directors approved a six‐year facilities plan that incorporates the Legat report containing the identified needs assessment and future-ready recommendations.

1. Mark Twain Elementary
Build a new 3-section school on the property.

2. Thomas Jefferson Elementary
Complete the identified needs as presented by Legat.


  • Full roof replacement
  • Security upgrade to main entrance
  • Gym ceiling concerns
  • Kitchen upgrades
  • Window and soffit replacement
  • Storage/electrical room fire rating concerns

3. Thomas Edison Education Center
The full Board will continue the work of the Board Facilities Committee to determine a new location that best meets the identified needs and future ready projects for the Edison Academy students and staff.

4. Paul Norton & Herbert Hoover Elementaries
Complete the identified needs and future ready recommendations as presented by Legat.


  • Site drainage issue with runoff erosion
  • Partial roof replacement
  • Security upgrade to main entrance
  • Window and carpet replacement in original building
  • Gym ceiling concerns


  • Secure Front Entrance with expanded conference and nurse areas
  • Remodel/expand commons and gym


  • Security upgrade to main entrance
  • Metal frame replacement at main entrance
  • Ceiling tile and carpet replacement
  • Toilet room tile replacement
  • Dated casework and plug mold in lounge


  • Secure Front Entrance with expanded conference and nurse areas
  • Renovated gym and kitchen
  • HVAC automation system
  • Music room additions

5. Bettendorf High School
Complete the remainder of the identified needs and future ready recommendations as presented by Legat, excluding the swimming pool. Addressing the swimming pool will be more defined as the intentions of the city and level of involvement of the district in terms of the City’s aquatic center project becomes clearer.


  • Fitness Center Expansion
  • Auxiliary Gym
  • New Wrestling Room


  • Boiler and HVAC replacement
  • Partial roof replacement
  • Flooding of exterior tunnel
  • Parking lot resurfacing
  • Fireproofing compromised
  • Window & carpet replacement

6. Bettendorf Middle School
Complete the remainder of the identified needs and future ready recommendations as presented by Legat.


  • Addition of Science Lab
  • Addition of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Room
  • •Addition of music room


  • Replace gym rooftop units and add ductwork insulation
  • Partial roof replacement
  • Structural concern at wing wall near entrances 4W, 5W, & 6W
  • Window replacement in original building
  • Exhaust system at laser cutter
  • Casework replacement in science areas
  • Toilet partition replacement

Project planning and sequencing, including cash-flow determination, will start immediately for items #1, #2, & #4 as well as the Board continuing the work of the Board Facilities Committee in regards to Thomas Edison Academy (#3).


Facilities Discussion Information Sheet Jan. 22, 2018
BCSD Facilities Discussion Questions & Answers January 2018
Administrative Recommendation | Administrative Recommendation Presentation

Legat Facility Reports
Facilities Assessments & Future Ready List with Estimates | Building Facility Structural Assessments

Other Information
2018-2024 Maintenance Projects Exceeding $200K |2018-2024 Annual Maintenance Estimates
Cost Analysis 5 vs 6 Elementaries | Enrollment TrendLine Data

District Facilities Work Historical Timeline

Previous Facility Advisory Committee Work

2009 FAC Recommendation | 2016 FAC Recommendation


At the January 8, 2018 board meeting, directors were presented with the district administration proposal which included:

  • 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

Public Board Meeting Discussions

Feb. 13, 2018 Board Meeting - Discussion on Recommendation Agenda Item Minutes & Audio
Feb. 3, 2018 Board Work Session - Facilities Agenda Item Minutes & Audio
Jan. 16, 2018 Special Board Meeting - Facilities Discussion with Administrators Agenda Item Minutes & Audio
Jan. 8, 2018 District Facilities Plan Presentation Presentation
Minutes & Audio
Jan. 4, 2018 Board Work Session - Facility Finance Scenarios Presentation Minutes & Audio
Nov. 6, 2017 District Facilities - Legat Presentation Presentation Minutes & Audio
Oct. 16, 2017 HS HVAC Design and Oversight Discussion Presentation Minutes & Audio
Aug. 21, 2017 District-Wide Facilities Assessment Update Presentation Minutes & Audio
April 3, 2017 District Facilities Assessment Presentations Minutes & Audio
Feb. 1, 2017 Elementary Facilities Discussion Presentation Minutes & Audio