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Graettinger-Terril Community School District Mission Statement
The mission of the Graettinger-Terril CSD is to develop competent citizens who will be successful participants in a rapidly changing world. This will be accomplished by providing each student with a challenging, progressive curriculum taught by a dedicated staff in a nurturing environment.
Graettinger-Terril Community School District Motto
Learning for a Lifetime. A lifetime of learning.
School Colors: Purple, Black, and Silver
School Mascot: Titan
School Song: “Notre Dame Victory March”
Letter from the Superindendent
The members of the learning community here at Graettinger-Terril have a great deal to be proud of, and topping the list are the excellent students, the hard-working staff, and the supportive learning community. Students consistently come ready and willing to learn, staff go far above and beyond the expected to provide students with quality, meaningful learning opportunities, and people in the district give much of their free time to support the efforts of the students and staff. It goes without saying that this is exactly what is needed for schools to fulfill their mission of educating children. We have here what every school in the country is looking for, and the most special thing may be that people both realize and treasure it.
As we look toward the future, these positives are the best foundation possible on which to grow. We are able to offer our students a wide array of classes and activities, and we are the right size for every student to take advantage of those opportunities. Our staff actively and aggressively seeks opportunities for professional growth so they can give the students their best each day. Their curriculum work over the last decade is the envy of everyone in the state, especially in light of state and federal mandates. Finances in the district have been well managed through the years, and the Board is committed to continue utilizing the resources available to provide the best education possible for the students. For example, Graettinger-Terril students have access to the very latest in technology, and all classrooms are equipped with the best technology needed to allow teachers to teach in a motivational, interactive manner.
The number one goal of everyone at Graettinger-Terril is to put our students first, so we need to always stay open-minded to opportunities that will help promote their education. But it is clear that the past has provided a foundation for the present, that we are using that foundation to continue to grow in the present, and that everything possible has been done and is being done to ensure a long-term future for Graettinger-Terril CSD.
Andrew Woiwood, Superintendent
Graettinger-Terril Community School District
Annual Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy Statement
It is the policy of the Graettinger-Terril Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Matt Borchers, 101 South Schooley Street, Terril, IA 51364, (712) 853-6111,email@example.com.
Federal Civil Rights Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital Status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online athttp://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html
. Or at any USDA office, or call (866)632- 9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202-690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).
Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement
It is the policy of the Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition, Health and Transportation Services not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7 and 216.9 If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by the Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition, Health, and Transportation Services, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-28104121, 8000457-4416; web site:
No Child Left Behind Requirement
Parents’/ Guardians Rights Notification
Parents’ Guardians in the Graettinger-Terril Community School District have the right to learn about the following qualifications of their child’s teacher: state licensure requirements for grade level and content areas taught, the current licensing status of your child’s teacher, and baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree. You may request the qualifications of an instructional paraprofessional who serves your student in a title 1 program or if the school operates a school-wide Title 1 program.
The Graettinger-Terril Community School District will notify parents is their child(ren) are being taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher that is not highly qualified. Parents’/ Guardians may request this information from the Office of the Superintendent by calling (712) 859-2386, or sending a letter of request to Office of the Superintendent, 400 W Lost Island Street, Graettinger, IA 51342.