Iowa Reading Corps Members Recruitment for 2015-2016
Are you looking for an opportunity to further your career with meaning and grow the literacy skills of students. The Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program are recruiting members for 2015-2016. In the Mason City schools, there are currently three full-time Elementary Literacy Tutor positions with the Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program. Applications for this program must be completed through the Iowa Reading Corps website (not available through the Mason City Community School District website). Click on the links below for more information about these opportunities.
Student Directory Information Annual Public Notice
Each year, the Board reviews student directory information and what information will be released to the public as required in Board Policy and Regulations 506.2 and 506.2R1 - Student Directory Information.
The Board reviewed this policy information at their meeting held on Monday, August 17, 2015. The following information may be released to the public in regard to any individual student of the school district as needed. Any student over the age of eighteen or any parent not wanting this information released to the public must make objection in writing by September 15, 2015 to the administrator. The objection needs to be renewed annually.
Name, grade level, enrollment status, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees and wards received, photograph and likeness.
Transportation Annual Notice - Video Cameras on School District Buses
Each year, the Board reviews the information related to video cameras on school district buses. The Board reviewed the policy and regulations at the regular meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, August 17, 2015, and provides the following notice:
The mason City Community School District Board of Directors has authorized the use of video cameras on school district buses. The video cameras will be used to monitor student behavior to maintain order on the school buses to promote and maintain a safe environment. Students and parents are hereby notified that the content of the videotapes may be used in a student disciplinary proceeding. The content of the videotapes are confidential student records and will be retained with other student records. Videotapes will only be retained if necessary for use in a student disciplinary proceeding or other matter as determined necessary by the administration.
Mason City Alternative School Environmental Science Program Honored
The Iowa Urban Tree Council recognized the Mason City Alternative Students Environmental Science Program as an Outstanding Youth Project/Program for 2014. The award was presented at the 25th Annual Urban Forestry Awards Luncheon on April 9. The success of this program is due in large part to the unique partnership between the City of Mason City, the Mason City Schools alternative school students, Trees Forever, and Alliant Energy. Click here to read the media release in its entirety.
4-Year-Old Preschool Program Expanding at Mason City Community School District
The Mason City Community School District is expanding its 4-Year-Old Preschool Program for the 2015-2016 school year and is accepting applications at this time. This quality preschool program is offered, at no cost to families, for children who will be four years-of-age prior to September 15, 2015. Proof of child’s age is required-birth certificate preferred.
For questions about or to register for the 4-Year-Old Preschool Program, please contact Lisa at 641-421-4409.
- Early Literacy Focus for Iowa - Letter from Department of Education Director Brad Buck
- New Website Feature - THE VIRTUAL BACKPACK
- Administrative/Supervisory District Organizational Charts
- Summer Math to Stimulate Your Child's Mind
- Financial Information - Board of Education Meeting - June 12, 2014
- Public Notice - Wellness Policy
- How Does the District Come Up With Some of Those Fees?
- 2012-2013 Annual Report to the Communtiy
- Early Dismissals/Cancellations/Late Starts
- Professional Learning Model/Data Teams