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Iowa Valley Board approves Jeld-Wen new jobs training

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a $655,000 Iowa New Jobs Training Agreement with Jeld-Wen Inc. of Grinnell when it met this month. Jacque Goodman, Vice Chancellor of Iowa Valley Continuing Education, told the Board that Jeld-Wen is creating 150 new jobs across its customer care, doors and windows divisions….

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Iowa Valley Board approves faculty salaries

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors met in special session last week to approve the 2015-2016 salary increase for the Iowa Valley Community College Education Association (IVCCEA), representing faculty at Marshalltown Community College, Ellsworth Community College, and Iowa Valley Grinnell. The Board approved a $400 increase to the base salary, which amounts…

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Iowa Valley Board approves tuition, housing rates

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a $5 tuition increase for 2015-16 but held the line on student housing costs when it met this week. IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree said the average Iowa community college tuition increase was $5.43 (of the colleges that have made that decision to date),…

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Iowa Valley Board approves non-faculty salaries

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a 2 percent salary and benefit package increase for all benefit-eligible non-faculty employees, including the Chancellor, when it met in special session July 1. The total package increase of 2 percent includes a 1.38 percent salary increase; the remainder covers increasing employee insurance costs,…

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IVCCD Board applauds Grinnell PTK projects

Iowa Valley Grinnell’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society advisor, an instructor and two recently graduated members reported on their Honors in Action initiatives when the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors met this week in Grinnell. PTK advisor Brenda Kremer and IVG English instructor Laura Armstrong with recent graduates Katherine Neesen and…

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IVCCD Board saves taxpayers $162,566

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved refinancing of $4.7 million in general obligation bonds at its May meeting. The action represents a savings of $162,566 to local taxpayers because the refinancing is at a significantly lower interest rate than what was originally available to the District when the bonds were…

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Board approves completion of MCC renovations

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors met in special session this week to approve completion of the 2013 Health Occupations and Advanced Manufacturing facility renovations at Marshalltown Community College. The Board approved a Certificate of Substantial Completion of the project as of Dec. 5, 2014, and then approved a resolution accepting…

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Iowa Valley Board hears legislative, funding update

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors heard a report on state funding and other legislative issues when it hosted M.J. Dolan, Executive Director of the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT), at its April meeting. Dolan reported that state funding for community colleges is currently at a standstill until legislators…

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Iowa Valley Board approves 2015-16 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 2015-2016 certified budget as published when it met in Marshalltown this week. The budget sets the level of allowed expenditures for fiscal year 2015-16 at $45.9 million and also sets the…

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IVCCD receives “very clean” audit report

It was all about finances when the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors met in Marshalltown this week. The Board received and reviewed an audit report on the District’s FY2013-2014 finances, and also approved filing an estimated budget for 2015-16 with the Marshall County Auditor’s Office; a public hearing on the FY16…

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