Iowa Valley Board approves academic calendars
The IVCCD Board of Directors approved the 2013-2014 academic calendars for Ellsworth Community College and Marshalltown Community College/Iowa Valley Grinnell at this month’s meeting.
In a bit of a departure from recent years, the Board approved two unique academic calendars for the two colleges to meet different needs at each campus. The only differences in the two calendars are the start date of fall classes, an additional mid-semester faculty workshop day at ECC, and the number of days students at each college will be given for Thanksgiving break. ECC fall term classes will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 21 and MCC/IVG/online classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 26.
In other matters, the Board approved Iowa Jobs Training Agreements with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company ($15,000 for leadership training for 125 GMRC employees) and Barnhart Electric of Iowa Falls ($4,999 for HVAC/mechanical code/plumbing code/electrical code/OSHA training for 15 employees). The Board also approved a new fee for a Commercial Driver’s License course for the Utility Technician program, increased the ECC Equine Lab fee to $75, and approved a contract for snow removal and lawn care services at Iowa Valley Grinnell with Kellogg Lawn & Snow, Inc. and Precision Lawn Care, respectively.
The Board heard a report from Don Schnurr and Alex Barr of Schnurr & Company on IVCCD’s FY12 financial audit. The company awarded an unqualified opinion (the best possible) for the second year in a row on the District’s financial records. Their report was received and approved by the Iowa Valley Board.
Four donations were accepted by the Board, including: $3,000, $1,000 and $100 donations from Theisen’s, the Wellmark Foundation, and Constance & Leo Herrick (respectively) to the Orpheum Theater Center’s Martha-Ellen Tye Matching Grant Fund, and $150 in photography services donated by John Wells to the Orpheum.
The next regular meeting of the IVCCD Board of Directors will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the IVCCD Administrative Office in Marshalltown.