Perfect weather for start of Channel Cat Water Taxi service on Mississippi River in Quad Cities.

Yellow cornflowers sway in the summer breeze as bees flit from flower to flower seeking pollen.

Artist John Bloom's "Waiting for the Ferry" sculpture of two young boys graces the Mississippi Riverfront near Lindsay Park, Davenport.

Construction work on support piers for the new Interstate 74 bridge between Bettendorf and Moline now is under way.

Board seeks to fomulate vision for future

Expected visioning outcomes/benefits



Outcomes


ï Clear definition of Museum's purpose, vision and values.


ï Individual action plans for making the vision come alive.


ï Interactive, lively and fun discussions with and among stakeholders.

Benefits


ï Provide clarity to board, staff and all stakeholders about the vision and ultimate direction of the museum.


ï Energize and align board, staff and others and create a productive, inspired workplace and the highest caliber of services.


ï Assist in developing a profile for future board members and staff by establishing the vision for the organization and clarity of roles for participants.

Board examines pros/cons of early retirement incentives

Superintendent Perdue provided an overview of the district's current early retirement policy and asked the Board to consider the following four options as they move forward with their discussion on this topic:
ï Should the district continue with the current early retirement incentive program?
ï Should the district simply provide an ongoing, annual retirement program which is non-incentive based?
ï Should the district develop a new incentive-based early retirement plan?
ï Should the district discontinue the early retirement program?

All-day kindergarten focus of special planning meeting

Based on responses from a parental survey, parents indicated 184 to 31 in favor the all-day kindergarten concept. But board members, after a special meeting to discussion the advantages and costs of going from the current half-day to full-day kindergarten, indicate they do not support implementation of full-day kindergarten district-wide.

Bettendorf school minutes Nov. 6, 2000

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BETTENDORF COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BETTENDORF, IOWA



Official Minutes of the November 6, 2000, Regular Meeting



Bettendorf school minutes Oct. 16, 2000 special meeting

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BETTENDORF COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BETTENDORF, IOWA



Official Minutes of the October 16, 2000, Special Meeting




1. Call to Order


Bettendorf school minutes Oct. 16, 2000

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BETTENDORF COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BETTENDORF, IOWA



Official Minutes of the October 16, 2000, Regular Meeting


Sledding into the sunset


With the record amount of snow accumulation this winter, many children (and adults) have been sledding in various parks. Palmer Hills Golf Course is one of the most popular places to be a kid again and have fun with the snow.

Information meetings scheduled on instructional tax levy

School Improvement Plan/Instructional Support Levy
Information

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