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IVCCD Board approves FY18 estimated budget

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a budget estimate for 2017-2018 which includes a reduction in local property tax askings when it met this week in Marshalltown. Kathy Pink, IVCCD Vice Chancellor of Finance/CFO, reviewed the FY18 budget estimate and explained variances from the FY17 estimated budget. One of the…

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January Board report

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors learned of a possible pending state general aid de-appropriation when it met this week in Marshalltown. IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree told the Board that the state has been mandated to cut approximately $110 million from the current year’s budget, and that the Governor has…

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IVCCD receives clean FY16 audit report

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors received a clean audit report from Schnurr & Company on the District’s FY16 financials when it met this week in Marshalltown. The auditors reported to the Board that there were no significant or unusual practices, no audit adjustments, no disagreements with management, no significant issues, and…

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IVCCD Board approves amendments to grants for dislocated workers

IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved multiple amendments to grants and agreements in place with Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) when it met this week in Iowa Falls. Jacque Goodman, Vice Chancellor of Continuing Education, explained that through the IWD grants, Iowa Valley serves hundreds of dislocated workers (394…

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Johnson recognized for 30 years on IVCCD Board

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors honored one of its own at this month’s meeting when Board Vice Chair Larry Johnson of Iowa Falls was presented with a plaque in honor of his 30 years of service. Statewide, and even nationally, 30 years of service as an elected member of a community…

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Enrollment gains reported for MCC, ECC

IOWA FALLS – Increased enrollments, completion of Marshalltown Community College’s new William “Bill” Faust Student Union, and approval of a new Orpheum Coffee Shop vendor highlighted this month’s meeting of the Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors. Districtwide, IVCCD fall term enrollments are up 4.35 percent in number of students and up 3.17…

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Orpheum director reports on planning, activities

Orpheum Theater Center Director Bob Untiedt has been on the job for just a handful of months, but in that time he’s studied the Orpheum’s history, expanded the Advisory Committee, hosted a planning event that involved nearly 80 stakeholders, and offered a variety of events designed to appeal to diverse audiences. He told the IVCCD…

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IVCCD agreement impacts fully online, non-Iowa students

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors met this month and approved participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), whereby IVCCD will be able to enroll non-Iowa students from other states and U.S. territories who want to participate exclusively in online classes through either Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls or…

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Promise Jobs transition in the works

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors learned this month that Iowa Workforce Development is transitioning from smaller territories to larger districts, and that a contract has been awarded to Hawkeye Community College to provide services in what has been Iowa Valley’s service area. Jennifer Fuchs, IVCCD Director of WIOA Title 1,…

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IVCCD Board approves FY17 tuition, room/board rates

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a 2016-2017 tuition increase of $5 per credit hour for Iowa residents who are students at Ellsworth and Marshalltown Community Colleges when it met yesterday in Grinnell; the non-resident tuition increase was $7 for MCC students and $10 for ECC students. Changes were also…

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IVCCD Board nomination papers due July 30