JCSD E-Connection

Board updates, news, and events from the around the district

Week of September 9, 2019

Thank you for checking out the JCSD E-Connection! In this newsletter, you will find links to Johnston Board of Education items/decisions, news, and commendations from around the district, and important information for parents/guardians.

All attempts are made to be as accurate as possible at the time of publication. Questions, comments, or concerns can be emailed to the JCSD Communications department at jcsdcomm@jdragonmail.us.

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Board Highlights from September 9

The full agenda and minutes of the September 9, 2019 board meeting can be viewed here.


Nutrition Services Annual Report


Approval of Wallace Adaptive Reuse to Johnston Administration Building Change Orders (approved)

Request of Student and Employee Assistance Program Contract (approved)

Approval of Certificate of Substantial Completion for the Wallace Adaptive Reuse to Johnston Administration Building (approved)

Approval of SCI Communication for CCTV additions at Horizon, Beaver Creek, Lawson, and Timber Ridge Elementary Schools (approved)


2019-20 Goals: Goal #3: Evaluation Framework Implementation. Using the Danielson Framework, all staff will now be evaluated through this tool. It is paperless and much more functional and transparent than tools of the past. Model Teachers have been set up to start using the Framework by uploading artifacts, creating accounts, and scheduling coaching times.

Construction Update: Michael Schmitz (Stahl) All projects are nearly complete in the district. At the new district office, furniture is being assembled, signs are being installed, and finishing touches are wrapping up. The board will be asked to approve the certificate of substantial completion later in the meeting. The Certificate of Occupancy was also granted on Monday. The IT Annex is done. Work at JMS will be done on Wednesday after the early out. Seeding and plantings at the baseball and softball complex should be wrapped up in two-three weeks.


The remaining September board meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. at the District's Administrative Resource Center, 5608 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston IA.


Persons are encouraged to send questions, comments and suggestions to our board members. Each board member can be reached by email: Greg Dockum; Jill Morrill; Justin Allen; Deb Henry; Steven Hopper; Dr. Jeanie Kerber; and Marci Cordaro.

Johnston Community School District

JCSD Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Johnston Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Associate Superintendent, Dr. Bruce Amendt, 5608 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa 50131, (515) 278-0470, bamendt@johnston.k12.ia.us.