Dallas Center - Grimes Community School District
Notice to Public
This notice is to inform the public that a Board approved committee of the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District has reviewed and revised a draft “Special Education Service Delivery Plan” for Dallas Center-Grimes Schools. This draft plan will be available for public comment from February 22, 2016 through March 22, 2016. The plan can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Click here to view. A paper copy may be obtained at the Administration Building, 1414 Walnut St, Suite 200, Dallas Center, Iowa. The public is welcome to review the plan and provide comments/suggestions in the following manner:
All oral and written comments will be reviewed and considered by the appointed board committee.
Please contact Mitzi Chizek, 515-992-3866, if you have any questions regarding this process. Thank you for your interest in the delivery of special education services in Dallas Center-Grimes Community Schools.
A Message From the Superintendent...
Due to our supportive communities and outstanding educational programs, the communities of Dallas Center and Grimes are drawing families to our area at an increasingly higher rate. This growth has allowed the school district to offer additional opportunities for students at all levels. For example, we are able to maintain smaller class sizes in the elementary; we added several STEM courses at the middle levels, and the high school offers more Advanced Placement (AP) courses than ever before. In fact, just this year, our district was awarded the College Board Honor Roll for significant gains in access and success in AP Courses.
District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success
Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District is one of 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that a district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. To be included on the 6th Annual Honor Roll, Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District had to, since 2013, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.