West Central Valley School New Superintendent Announced
The district is pleased to announce that Lance Ridgely has been hired to serve as the new West Central Valley Superintendent. He will begin duties officially on July 1, 2018.
Lance was identified as the successful candidate after a thorough hiring process. Grundmeyer Leader Search LLC was hired to help with the recruiting and hiring process. The position resulted in a pool of 23 total applicants. All applicants were objectively screened and multiple initial interviews were conducted. After screening multiple candidates, two finalists were invited to the district for formal interviews with students, community members, parents, teachers and administrators. Feedback from the formal interviews affirmed the school board’s decision make an offer to Mr. Ridgely.
Marcus Claire, WCV High School Art Teacher, works with The Memory Project each year to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges. In 2016-17, five high school students were chosen to create portraits. This is their story.
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Iowa Immunization Requirements
An administrative rule change now requires all students entering 7th and 12th grades receive the meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine before being allowed to start school.
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The Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Health Statistics is taking steps to exchange any newborn birth certificate issued from May 1993 to October 2009, where the birth certificate is a small wallet-size card. The newborn birth certificate wallet cards issued during this time period did not contain enough vital record information to be used for identification purposes, essentially making them less useful for the purpose they are intended to be used for.
The newborn birth cards may be exchanged by mail or in person with the Bureau of Health Statistics, 321 E. 12th St., Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.
The following steps must be taken to expedite the exchange of the newborn birth certificate wallet cards:
Download the Application for Certified Copy of Iowa Vital Record from http://www.idph.iowa.gov/health-statistics/request-record;