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Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for New Duncombe Elementary

June 29, 2016, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community School District is set to hold a community groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, July 21, to mark the start of the new Duncombe Elementary project. Community members are invited to attend the ceremony. Although crews have already started some dirt work,...
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FDCSD 16-17 Registration Taking Place Now

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is currently taking place at the Fort Dodge Community Schools. Registration deadline is July 27. The first day of school is August 24. Packets including the student registration form, transportation, health, food service and fee forms were mailed to parents and guardians last week....
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Role Reversal - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Learning continues in the Fort Dodge community schools this summer, only it's the teachers who are the students. Professional development sessions allow teachers to better develop their curriculum, Stacey Cole, FDCSD director of education services, said. Teachers this week participated in Number Talks sessions at the...
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FDCSD School Buildings to get Security Upgrades - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS The Fort Dodge Community School District board Monday approved a request for bids for school building security upgrades. "This is the beginning of the enhancement of our ongoing security improvements in the district," Travis Filloon, FDCSD director of grounds, said. "We are looking to do some...
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FDCSD Staffing Vacancies Nearly Filled - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Fort Dodge Community School District has nearly filled all of its open staff positions for the 2016-2017 year. The school district has 518 employees, including 280 teachers, 100 educators and 25 administrators. More than 200 interviews have been done this year alone, Rob Hughes, FDCSD assistant...
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FDCSD Gets $544K More for Allowable Growth - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Iowa's public schools are receiving a 2.25 percent increase in supplemental state aid for the 2016-2017 year. For Fort Dodge Community School District, this means an increase of $544,906. "Basically, that's what we call our new money. We think of that as the amount of money...
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FDCSD Buys 1,000 Chromebooks - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS The Fort Dodge Community School District is purchasing 1,000 new Chromebooks for use in district classrooms. The Lenovo N22 Chromebooks and 30 carts will be provided by Sterling Computers of North Sioux City, South Dakota, at a cost of $237,500. Jeremy Pearson, FDCSD director of technology,...
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