Facility Master Planning

In April of 2018, the ADM Board of Education approved the start of a Facility Master Planning process to study enrollment growth and determine future facility needs for the district. A Board-approved committee comprised of community members, teachers, administrators, city mayors, and board members was created to study district needs and to provide recommendations. Throughout 9 months of work facilitated by RSP and Associates, the Facility Master Planning Committee evaluated current ADM facilities, identified capacity levels for current buildings, studied future enrollment projections, explored neighborhood and attendance center options and developed a draft concept for public input.

On January 14, 2019, Rob Schwarz of RSP and Associates, presented the ADM Facility Master Planning Committee’s final report to the ADM Board of Education. The final report included a recommendation for the construction of a new elementary building for grades 2-4.

ADM Facility Master Planning Committee Final Report

On April 8, 2019, the ADM Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution ordering a special election to authorize the ADM School District to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,750,000 to provide funds to construct, build, furnish and equip a new elementary building and improve the site. 

ADM 2019 Bond Information Website                                   

On June 25, 2019, ADM residents voted on the following ballot measure: “Shall the Board of Directors of the Adel DeSoto Minburn Community School District in the Counties of Dallas and Madison, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,750,000 to provide funds to construct, build, furnish and equip a new elementary building and improve the site?”  The measure passed with 80.01% YES and 19.99% NO.  The ballot question required a 60% supermajority “yes” vote to pass.

Current Facility Master Planning Documents

Date Topic Resources
12/19/18 FMP Committee Meeting #8 Presentation Packet Public Input Summary
12/11/18 FMP Public Input Meeting #2 Presentation Packet Handout
11/7/18 FMP Committee Meeting #7 Presentation Packet
10/17/18 FMP Committee Meeting #6 Presentation Packet
10/3/18 FMP Committee Meeting #5 Presentation Packet Scenarios Document
9/12/18 FMP Committee Meeting #4 Presentation Packet Secondary Capacity Report
 8/23/18 FMP Committee Meeting #3  Presentation Packet (With Feedback Data)
 6/20/18 FMP Public Input Meeting #1 Presentation Packet (With Feedback Data)
 6/11/18 Board Meeting Enrollment Projections  Enrollment Report
5/23/18 FMP Committee Meeting #2 Presentation Packet
4/18/18
FMP Committee Meeting #1 Presentation Packet
4/9/18
Board Work Session with RSP Presentation Packet  Process Map

Current Facility Master Planning Committee Members

Kim Anderson Administrator Jodi Banse Administrator
Marco Benetti Parent Thomas Book Parent
Russ Braun Teacher Kinzee Bryte School Counselor
Tim Canney Board Rod Collins Board
Travis Connick Minburn Mayor Colby Dawes Parent
Tricia Garton Teacher Lee Griebel Administrator
Nick Herrick Parent Chad Kuhse Parent
Julie McAdon  Dana Meier Dana Meier Parent
Tony Messer Parent Lannie Montag Parent
Butch Ostrander DeSoto Mayor Jim Peters  Adel Mayor
Michelle Siefken
Teacher
Ryan Smith
Parent
Tammie Smith
Teacher
Kim Timmerman
Administrator
Lindsay Watson
Teacher
Bart Whipps
Teacher

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