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Board sees demo of state-of-the-art law enforcement program

IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors learned about a new MILO Law Enforcement training system in use by the Ellsworth Community College Criminal Justice program when it met this week at the ECC campus in Iowa Falls. The $50,000 system is one of only three now in use in…

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Education & Training Center students share paths to success

There’s nothing a teacher enjoys more than hearing student success stories … and the same is true of community college board members. Jon Nunez, Director of Adult Literacy Programs at the Iowa Valley Education & Training Center at 206 E. Main St., introduced three of his students to the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD)…

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Iowa Valley delays Bond Issue vote

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors was informed this week that the $33 million general obligation bond vote that had been planned for Dec. 11 is being postponed due to the extensive tornado damages in Marshalltown. “We’ve decided it’s not ethically or morally correct to do a bond issue vote in December,”…

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IVCCD Board approves MCC athletic trainer contract

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a three-year agreement with Select Physical Therapy of Des Moines to provide two full-time athletic trainers for Marshalltown Community College when it met this week. The athletic trainers will provide on-campus physical therapy for student-athletes and instruct MCC’s Athletic Training program classes. Nick Harvey, MCC…

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IVCCD reissues dormitory bonds to save $435,000

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors took final action to refinance outstanding 2010 dormitory revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed $3.992 million when it met this afternoon. Bankers Trust Company of Des Moines was named the paying agent, bond registrar and transfer agent for the project. The Board approved a…

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IVCCD keeps tuition hike lower than state average

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors set tuition, housing rates and meal plan rates for 2018-19 when it met this month in Grinnell. Next year’s tuition increase of $5 per credit hour continues the District’s trend of keeping its tuition raises lower than the state average for eight consecutive years. “We are…

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IVCCD Board pledges support to Bobcat Ready! initiative

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors learned about and declared formal support of Marshalltown Community School District’s “Bobcat Ready!” initiative when it met this month. MCSD Superintendent Dr.Theron Schutte explained to the IVCCD Board that the research-based Bobcat Ready program identifies multiple college readiness and career readiness indicators that will put MHS…

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New ECC Nursing Club makes an impact

The Iowa Valley Community College District nursing programs continued to impress this month when Ellsworth Community College nursing faculty and five students told the IVCCD Board of Directors about their new Nursing Club. Last month the District’s nursing instructors were recognized by the Board for having recently been named the #1 Practical Nursing program in…

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IVCCD approves ECC Math-Science remodeling bid

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors has approved low bid of $1,347,722 from Woodruff Construction of Ames for a renovation of the Math-Science Building at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. The bid, approved at a special Board meeting on Mar. 27, includes three alternates for additional lighting, replacement of electrical…

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IVCCD approves 2018-19 budget, new Orpheum Coffee Shop vendor

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a 2018-19 budget of $49.2 million after receiving no comments during a public hearing. The District’s property tax asking next year will be reduced nearly 37 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation, which marks the 9th consecutive year that the local community college property tax…

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IVCCD Board nomination papers due July 30