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Serving on a school board is a challenging job that requires leadership, vision and dedication. A school board member is entrusted with one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to a citizen: ensuring that Iowa schools help students reach high levels of educational achievement.

Bettendorf Board of Education



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Serving on a school board is a challenging job that requires leadership, vision and dedication. A school board member is entrusted with one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to a citizen: ensuring that Iowa schools help students reach high levels of educational achievement.

Four positions in the seven-member Bettendorf Board of Education will be up for election this November.

Bettendorf Board of Education Directors completing current 4-year terms this year: Paul Castro (18 years of service), Michael Pyevich (4 years of service), and Gordon Staley (4 years of service). The position of Stacey Struck (4 years of service) is being compeleted by Steve Geifman.

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Upcoming School Board Election Dates

2019 School Board Candidates

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Paul Castro

1612 Hillcrest Ave., Bettendorf, IA
bcsdcastro@gmail.com
Candidate profile

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Gary Goins

6312 Lakehurst Dr., Davenport
garygoins81@gmail.com
Candidate profile

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Joanna Doerder

21 Riverview Park Dr., Bettendorf
joannadoerder@gmail.com
Candidate profile
Campaign Facebook Page

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Michael Neighbor

3797 Deerbrook Dr., Bettendorf
mgneighbor@yahoo.com
Candidate profile

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Michael Pyevich

2727 Eagle Heights Ct ., Bettendorf
mpyevich@QCORA.com
Candidate profile

Bettendorf School Board

Public Input at Board Meetings Form

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ADAM HOLLAND

President | 2 Years of Service
Elected 2017 | Term expires 2021

(563) 210-9300
aholland@bettendorf.k12.ia.us
1845 Anderson Ct.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Committees: MT & EA PTA Rep, Legislative, Technology

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Richard Lynch

Vice President | 2 Years of Service
Elected 2017 | Term Expires 2021

(317) 224-8530
rlynch@bettendorf.k12.ia.us
4315 Aspen Hills Cir.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Committees: HH PTO Rep, Policy Review, School Improvement Advisory (SIAC), IASB Delegate Assembly, Portrait of a Graduate

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PAUL CASTRO

Director | 18 Years of Service
Elected 2000 | Term expires 2019

(563) 359-0487
pcastro@bettendorf.k12.ia.us
1612 Hillcrest Ave.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Committees: NA PTA Rep, Policy Review, Legislative, Parent Executive Council

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ANDREW CHAMPION

Director | 2 Years of Service
Elected 2017 | Term expires 2021

(563) 344-4955
achampion@bettendorf.k12.ia.us
1215 Eastmere Dr.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Committees: PN PTA Rep, Safety, Handbook Advisory

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Steve Geifman

Director | Term expires Nov. 18, 2019

(563) 508-8819
sgeifman@bettendorf.k12.ia.us
2143 St. Andrews Cr.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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MICHAEL PYEVICH

Director | 4 Years of Service
Elected 2015 | Term expires 2019

(563) 441-9233
mpyevich@bettendorf.k12.ia.us
2727 Eagle Heights Ct.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Committees: GW PTA Rep, Wellness, Insurance

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Gordon Staley

Director | 4 Years of Service
Elected 2015 | Term expires 2019

(309) 738-2842
gstaley@bettendorf.k12.ia.us
4209 Bunker Hill Dr.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Committees: Policy, School Improvement Advisory (SIAC), HS & TJ PTA Rep


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david farmer

Treasurer | Appointed 2018
dfarmer@bettendorf.k12.ia.us


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COLLEEN SKOLROOD

Board Secretary

(563) 505-1061
cskolrood@bettendorf.k12.ia.us

2018-2019 Legislative Priorities

SPECIAL EDUCATION -STATE

Supports predictable and timely state funding to serve students receiving special education services at a level that reflects the actual cost including educational programming and health care costs. Multiple count dates each year for allocation purposes to assist in additional costs due to increased special education enrollment during the school year.

SPECIAL EDUCATION - FEDERAL

Supports the federal commitment to fund 40 percent of the cost of educating students receiving special education services, and requests that the federal government fulfill that commitment by increasing funding a minimum of 8 percent per year until the 40 percent figure is achieved.


SAVE (SECURE AN ADVANCED VISION FOR EDUCATION)

Supports repeal of the December 31, 2029 sunset on the statewide penny sales tax for school infrastructure. Supports preserving the integrity of the statewide penny sales tax for school infrastructure including the tax equity provisions in the following manner:

  • No diversions or expansions of allowable uses prior to the current 2029 sunset date;
  • Continued growth in the per pupil amount beyond the 2029 sunset date.

SUPPLEMENTAL STATE AID

Supports setting supplemental state aid:

  • For FY 2019, by January 31, 2018;
  • For FY 2020 and future budget years, at least 14 months prior to the certification of the school’s district budgets; and
  • at a rate that sufficiently supports local districts’ efforts to plan, create and sustain world-class schools

Supports a formula driven method for establishing the supplemental state aid growth rate if it is not set within the statutory requirements.

EARLY LITERACY

Supports the continued development of and funding for research on best practices for improving proficiency in early literacy strategies. Supports continued funding for professional development and classroom intervention strategies focused on implementing best practices for early literacy in grades PK-3. Supports the continuation of programs currently funded by the early intervention block grant program with flexibility to use those funds for other K-3 literacy programs if approved by the school board.

SCHOOL CALENDARS

Supports the authority of locally elected school boards to determine the school calendar to best meet student needs, including start dates, year round schools, and other innovations

MENTAL HEALTH

Supports increased statewide access to and funding for mental health services for children