Board updates, news, and events from the around the district
Week of January 13, 2020
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District News & Announcements
Dan Loy Named Iowa Teacher of the Year Finalist
Mark Your Calendars: 2020-21 Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-12 Registration
2020-21 online school registration opens in February for both new and existing families – this will include 2-year old, 3-year old, and 4-year old preschoolers, developmental kindergartners (DK), kindergartners and students entering grades 1-12. All registration information is located online and viewable here.
- 2-year-old and 3-year-old preschool registration opens February 5 @ 8 a.m. (Online and in-person)
- 4-year-old preschool registration opens February 12 @ 8 a.m. (Online and in-person)
- Developmental Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration opens February 19 (Online)
- Grades 1-12 registration opens February 19 (Online)
For camps, clubs, after-school activities - and so much more - check out community offerings in the JCSD Digital Backpack.
Board Highlights from January 13, 2020
New Club Request - JMS Dungeons and Dragons Club
CIP Plan Sharing (Horizon, Beaver Creek Elementary)
JHS Parking Lot Safety
Taxable Valuation Data for FY21
Approval of New Club - JMS GSA Club (Approved)
Approval of Modified Supplemental Amount for At-Risk Dropout Prevention (Approved)
Approval for Submission of Johnston's Portion of the Allowable Administrative Grandwood Costs (Approved)
Approval for Submission of Johnston's Portion of the Allowable Administrative Woodward Academy Day Costs (Approved)
Approval of School Budget Review Committee Application to Charge Administrative Costs (Approved)
Resolution Setting Hearing on Disposition of Real Property (Approved)
Superintendent Laura Kacer reported on Goal #4: Strategic Plan. Laura shared the multiple sources of student, staff, and community data available to help shape the action statements. The cabinet will meet with Dana Schoen (Heartland AEA) to work through the data..
Board meetings are held at the district office, located at 6510 NW 62nd Ave., Johnston. The remaining January board meeting will take place on January 27, at 6 p.m. Meetings are also livestreamed at https://team1sports.com/johnston/.
CONTACT THE BOARD
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. Bruce Amendt, 6510 NW 62nd Ave, Johnston, Iowa 50131, (515) 278-0470, firstname.lastname@example.org.