Campus Update

The Iowa Valley/Marshalltown Community College campus did not sustain any damage during the July 19 tornado. Our campus and offices are open from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, as usual. The Orpheum Theater Center is substantially damaged and will be closed until further notice; most upcoming events have been relocated (see OrpheumCenter.com for details). Orpheum offices are temporarily relocated to the MCC Faust Student Union.

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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 handles personnel matters

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved voluntary early retirement applications for 12 employees, bringing the total number of retirees to 19 for this year, when it met this month in Marshalltown. The Board approved voluntary early retirement applications for Shirley Clement, Iowa Valley Continuing Education (IVCE) Office Associate; Richard (Dick)…

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IVCCD Board approves tax levy continuations

IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved resolutions authorizing the 10-year continuation of both the IVCCD Plant Fund Tax Levy and the IVCCD Equipment Levy when it met in regular session this month at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. The 20 ¼-cent Plant Fund Levy, which was…

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Iowa Valley Board approves 2016-17 certified budget

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors received no comments or questions at its public hearing, so it approved the District’s 2016-2017 certified budget as published when it met in Marshalltown this week. The budget sets the level of allowed expenditures for fiscal year 2016-17 at $47.9 million and also sets the…

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IVCCD Board approves FY17 estimated budget

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved the FY2017 estimated budget, approved a bid for renovations of the Marshalltown Community College student union, and heard a report on MCC’s International Program when it met in regular session this month. The Board approved the FY2017 IVCCD budget estimate as presented by Kathy…

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IVCCD Board delays MCC renovation

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors opened bids for the Marshalltown Community College student union renovation project prior to its Board meeting, but could not take action on bid approval as planned because the bids were over budget. MCC Provost Dr. Robin Lilienthal said the eight bids received for the project…

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IVCCD Board sets MCC student union renovation in motion

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors’ held a public hearing to approve the plans, specifications, form of contract and $1.12 million estimated cost for the student union renovation project at Marshalltown Community College when it met this week. Construction bids will be opened Jan. 12 and approved at the Jan. 13…

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IVCCD Board considers early retirement incentive policy

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors’ gave first reading to a voluntary early retirement incentive plan when it met last week in Iowa Falls. There are 59 eligible employees who will receive the offer of this early retirement package if approved at the Dec. 9 board meeting in Marshalltown.  Qualified employees…

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IVCCD Board nomination papers due July 30