Fort Dodge Community School District

FDCSD to hold Forums to Discuss Possible Elementary Boundary Changes

November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017, Fort Dodge, IA-  The Fort Dodge Community School District is considering changes to the attendance boundaries for its elementary schools.  RSP and Associates is working with the district on the proposed changes. 

RSP and Associates is using current trends in city population, growth projections and school building capacities along with various other data to determine proposed changes to the current elementary school boundaries. In addition, the FDCSD Board of Education gave the company several priorities, including maintaining neighborhood schools and impacting the fewest number of students possible, to help guide the development of the possible boundary changes.

“With the new Duncombe Elementary opening, the board felt it was an appropriate time to take a look at our elementary boundaries,” said Dr. Doug Van Zyl, superintendent.  “The new school can hold up to four sections of each grade kindergarten through 4th so if we are going to make attendance center changes it would make sense to implement them next fall.”

The district has scheduled two public forums to gather public feedback on the proposed changes:

  • Monday, December 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the FDMS Cafeteria (attendees should use the north parking lot and doors)

  • Wednesday, December 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the FDMS Auditorium (attendees should use south parking lot and auditorium doors)

“We hope current and future elementary families in particular will take this opportunity to learn about the proposed changes and offer their feedback,” said Van Zyl.

The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School District is to provide quality learning experiences and build relationships that develop productive citizens ready for their futures.  For more information about the Fort Dodge Community Schools visit or call 515.576.1161.  Together We Rise: Raising the Bar, Closing the Gap and Believing Kids Do Will If They Can.




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