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CLOSED! Interstate 35 Community School District - Congratulations Ms. Sharon Dentlinger!

Start Date:To Be DeterminedEnrollment:850
Website:Visit WebsiteState:IA
Compensation:The salary will be in the range of $150,000 plus include an excellent comprehensive benefits package. The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting Board criteria.

Application Deadline: January 21, 2018

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The District was consolidated 50+ years ago between the communities/school districts in New Virginia, St. Charles, and Truro. All district facilities are now connected and located in Truro.

PK-5 elementary
Ages 3-5 preschool program
K-5 elementary school
Grades 6-12 secondary
6-8 middle school
9-12 high school

Both I-35 Elementary and I-35 Secondary Schools rated Commendable by the Iowa Department of Education.
Graduation rate of 98.4%
Attendance rate of 95+%
Current enrollment of approximately 900 students
School district spans 192 square miles in Clarke, Madison, and Warren counties. Located approximately 20 miles south of the Des Moines metro area.

We are proud of our tradition of excellence but are moving forward aggressively in meeting the changing needs of the 21st Century learner. In 2015-2016, the District introduced “Interstate 35 Schools – Paving the Road to Greatness.” Obviously a play on words because of our district’s name – but that is exactly what we’re doing in moving forward in meeting the needs of current and future students at Interstate 35.

Since 2015-2016, the following plans have been made and are in various stages of implementation.

Major increased availability of technology throughout the entire district
1:1 technology initiative for all grade 6-12 students
New curriculum review/revision/alignment process based on research and best practice.
Facility updates and improvements throughout our PK-12 facility.
Intercom and clock system
Keyless entry security system
Security camera system
LED lighting throughout the district
Updating of transportation fleet
$15 million phased additions projects
New Career and Technical Education (CTE) and maintenance facility (approximately 15,000 square feet with 8,000 shop area to house Industrial Technology and Agriculture academic programs, as well as maintenance).
New Fine Arts Center (approximately 13,000 square feet to house K-12 music and secondary art programs).
New 600 seat auditorium
Air conditioning throughout the district
The CTE/maintenance facility is scheduled to open in January 2018 with the other projects to immediately follow. Updates and pictures on construction are available elsewhere on our district’s website. The District’s mission statement is: “The Interstate 35 Community School District exists to develop life-long learners and responsible, productive, successful citizens in an ever changing society.” As a district, we have taken the mission to heart and having it drive our actions and planning.

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