JCSD E-Connection

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

Week of October 11, 2021

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.

District News & Announcements

Board Highlights from October 11, 2021

The full agenda of the October 11, 2021 board meeting can be viewed here.


    • Use of Title Funds
    • Camp Dragon Program Review
    • 2022-2023 School Year Calendar
    • Fall Conference Update


    • Approval of Boat Donation to the Johnston Fishing Club (Approved)
    • Approval of Temporary Long Term Custodial Substitutes (Approved)
    • Approval of Nutrition Hardware and Software (Approved)
    • Approval of Reconsideration Committee as Outlined in Policy 605.3 (Approved)


    Superintendent Kacer reviewed Covid numbers in the state and county, along with a slide showing the rate/level of transmission in Polk Co, according to the CDC.

    Superintendent Kacer provided an update on the K-12 PLC Focus Group, led by Dr. Mary Cooksley. The group met for the first time in early October and will focus on systemic guidance for strong PLCs.


    Board meetings are held in person at the District Office, 6510 NW 62nd Ave, Johnston. All public comments must be read in person. The board meetings are livestreamed and available on demand at https://team1sports.com/johnston/. The next October board meeting will be held Oct. 25, starting at 6 p.m.


    Persons are encouraged to send questions, comments and suggestions to our board members. Each board member can be reached by email: Justin Allen; Dr. Jeanie Kerber; Jennifer Chamberland; Dr. Alicia Clevenger; Katie Fiala; Steven Hopper; and Soneeta Mangra-Dutcher.

    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. Nikki Roorda, 6510 NW 62nd Ave, Johnston, Iowa 50131, (515) 278-0470, nikki.roorda@johnston.k12.ia.us.