I think its time that we all got on the same page of what needs to be done, he added. On March 7, 2023, residents living within the Bettendorf Community School District will decide if they support the proposed property tax increase of up to $2.70 to help fund needed infrastructure improvements at Bettendorf Middle School and Bettendorf High School, according to a Thursday school district release. The Bettendorf Community School District strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability. More: The Iowa Legislature's first 'funnel' week of 2022 is over. The news release said a letter sent to Morse and school board President Rebecca Eastman a week after the May 25 meeting, the Iowa FOI Council and managers of the news companies expressed "profound disappointment" with Bettendorf officials decision to keep journalists from covering the meeting. It also includes the demolition of the original middle school building and its extremely outdated infrastructure and utilities, officials said. School employees were stationed at the doors of the Waterfront Center to keep reporters and photographers from entering. She also has a masters of educational instructional leadership from Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa. Check out the February 21st issue of the Bett District Update! 1998 - 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Prior to coming to Bettendorf, he taught science and language arts in the Davenport Community School District. What to know: Kim Reynolds' bill: Library book 'removal list,' gender identity teaching ban. Times, local media sue Bettendorf School District. The coach, principal and athletic director all were mandatory reporters at the time of the assault, the lawsuit states, meaning they had a legal obligation to report the incident to the Iowa Department of Human Services. "School board members were listening to public feedback meant to guide policy. A pair of black tights are a necessity, rather than just an accessory, to stay stylish and comfortable when temperatures drop. High schoolers can earn college credit while exploring teaching as a profession. You can cancel at any time! Bettendorf High School 2022 Rankings. Percentage of teachers who are certified (average), Teachers with 3 or more years experience (average). Journalists cant serve that role when they cant attend meetings, Evans said. And 79% of high school students tested at or above the proficient level for reading, and 78% tested at or above that level for math. As our new administrative team prepares for the upcoming school year, they are dedicated to remaining solution-focused and finding opportunities to improve the Bettendorf Community School District for students, families, and staff, the district said. Jillian Bresnan has been selected as the Grant Wood Elementary Principal beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, pending board approval. During the public comments portion of the meeting, parents, teachers and staff spoke to the board again about the disciplinary issues in the middle school. Test anxiety is common, but parents can help their kids learn to manage it. 214 talking about this. Bettendorf school district, staff sued over assault on high school bus. Officials said the plan also develops needed classroom areas for career and technical education opportunities to better prepare students for their futures. The group worked with OPN Architects through an extensive needs assessment of existing facilities, and facility survey feedback from parents and staff. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. She has also taught math, science, and social studies at Weeks Middle School in the Des Moines Public School District. Welcome to the Bettendorf Community School District! 69-year-old suffered stroke in his N.C. home; Realtor showing house left him there. As the crowd of more than 50 people in the room applauded his comments, Pyevich said: These are kids that need to be punished. Bike-path proposal in Moline would cost dozens of on-street parking spaces. From left are Jillian Bresnan, Allison Holland, and Chad Uhde. At its Jan. 19 meeting, the Bettendorf School Board approved a resolution ordering an election on the issuance of $69,250,000 in general obligation school bonds. Nau is shown earlier this year. The student body at the schools served by Bettendorf Community School District is 73% White, 8.6% Black, 2.2% Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander, 10% Hispanic/Latino, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. If you experience any difficulty in accessing information, please dont hesitate to contact us. Watch now: Violent fight at Bettendorf High School prompts school board member to say he would cancel school until next week. Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. Another of our children will be removed after completing fifth grade next year., Fuglseth said he attended the workshop and was disappointed the media was not allowed in., A lack of transparency has plagued the district in the past, he said, and not letting the media into the meeting, was just a further example of that lack of transparency.. Chad Uhde will move to the position of Mark Twain Elementary principal beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, pending board approval. A pair of black tights are a necessity, rather than just an accessory, to stay stylish and comfortable when temperatures drop. 15 Indiana, Sisters open permanent location for QC boutique, HEADS UP Accumulating snow looking likely in the, Cook review: Solid Jesus Revolution is true 70s, INTERVIEW: What plate-reading cameras mean for QC, Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information. Please register by March 3rd for placement. Uhde is currently an associate principal at Bettendorf Middle School. Sign up for our newsletter to keep reading. You have permission to edit this article. Officials said the district would use future one-cent sales tax and Physical Plant & Equipment Levy reserves to fund 32.8% of the total costs of projects and 20.7% of the high and middle school projects. Its a culmination of everything., Geifman said there was a huge disconnect between teachers at the middle school and the administration.. The law allows courts to order damages of between $100 and $500 and in cases where its proven the officials present knowingly participated in a violation, and fines of $1,000 to $2,500 can be levied. Officials hope to complete the projects in the next five years. The teenager pulled down his shorts, exposing himself as he masturbated. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Heres everything you need to know about The Grinch sequel, plus the best books your kid can check out now. On March 7, 2023, residents l Randy Evans, the executive director of the Iowa FOI Council, said the authors of Iowas open meetings law recognized the important work journalists do in informing the public about issues facing government and potential solutions. The lawsuit also names the parents of the then-15-year-old who assaulted Nau's then-16-year-old son. Wednesday's protest is being spurred by Iowa youth who say they do not feel legislators are listening to the people most impacted by these bills: students. But todays high school issue was ugly, he said. Morse, Eastman and the districts lawyer did not immediately respond to messages. 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Additional administrative and security support have been added at both the high school and middle schools as well as a district social-emotional behavioral health coordinator. Overall, the district spends $6,612.0 million on instruction, $3,014.7 million . The complaint names the Bettendorf School District, a principal, the former athletic director, another coach and the parents of another student as defendants. He died Wednesday. Ive tried to understand them, but I dont know why that contract was not extended. 2 Hoosiers, Former NFL star Chad Johnson says he saved money by living inside Cincinnati Bengals stadium for 2 years. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. The district superintendent points to changes at Bettendorf Middle School a year after fights and teacher complaints We're back with Bettendorf School District Superintendent Michelle Morse. Bettendorf voters to be asked to fund $69M school, Bettendorf school district facilities forum Dec., Find out Bettendorf school facility plans, Community discusses behavior issues at school meeting, The Grinch is getting a sequel, plus other books, Everything you need to know about the Disney California, 13 stylish black tights to wear this winter, Major work planned for Kennedy Expressway, No injuries in fire, $10K in damages estimated, Get tax prep help with WIU-QC and United Way, Partly sunny Tuesday with evening showers, Shigellosis: what is it, how to prevent it, Local Head Starts receive $3M+ in funding, Suspect charged with possession, felon with firearm,, Cody Stones unique features make historic jewelry, Murray leads Hawkeyes past No. More: Ankeny teachers sue school district for discrimination, punishment over student drag show. Bettendorf Middle School and Bettendorf High School were identified as the greatest need, officials said in a media release. Pyevich said an estimated 75-100 students were in the hallway, and the ones fighting were not students on Individual Educational Programs, or IEPs. They did not report it. The suit alleges the district prevented journalists from covering a recent meeting at which parents expressed concern about violence in the districts middle school. A Davenport man on parole until 2025 for a methamphetamine conviction is being charged again with selling the drug. Bettendorf High School :: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Home Our School News Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Feb 28, 2023 SENIORS! It does demand a jury trial. Also named are Bettendorf High School Principal Joy Kelly, former athletic director Colin Wikan and parents Kevin and Glenda Trettin. "I think that's one thing that I've been facing as a challenge here at Ankeny" when it comes to arranging the protest, she said. Heres everything you need to know about The Grinch sequel, plus the best books your kid can check out now. Sign up for our newsletter to keep reading. Please register by March 3rd for placement. Heres everything you need to know about The Grinch sequel, plus the best books your kid can check out now. You know weve had problems at the high school in the past where there have been police called and things, but there havent been that many, and more recently at the middle school, Pyevich said. The time for small group meetings, he said, is over as they lead to the same answers and the same results. Former Bettendorf baseball coach and teacher Brandon Nau reads his mail after arriving home at his Muscatine apartment earlier this year. Bettendorf Community School District spends $10,463 per student each year. Students at 14 Iowa public school districts and one university are planning to walk out of class Wednesday to protest bills introduced in the Iowa Legislature that they say discriminate . 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