Rotary Club of West Polk County
                       Noon Monday Meetings
It should come as no surprise that the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District is growing.  After all, it is located in one of the fastest growing area in Iowa.  With growth, there are both opportunities and challenges; both of which must be addressed in order to guarantee that students receive the best education possible.  
Rotarian Scott Gustafson (GIT Insurance) invited Superintendent Scott Grimes of the DC-G School District to come and address the current state of the local school district, as well as what is in store for the future.  The presentation was informative and enlightening.  Projects in a growing district come often.  Just this year, the school completed the construction of a new transportation facility that houses the bus fleet at a new location just southwest of the Dallas Center – Grimes High School complex.  
A new elementary school is slated for construction in the new Heritage at Grimes development, adjacent to NE Beaverbrooke Boulevard in northern Grimes.   This project will be built in 2016 and is anticipated to open in Fall 2017.  It is also anticipated that an additional four rooms will be added to the existing Dallas Center Elementary School concurrently.  
Superintendent Grimes explained that unlike some business models, the school district must always adapt their systems to ensure that all of their products (the students) are being served effectively.  The District’s stated mission is “Empowering All Students to Take Charge of Their Future”.    
The School Board contracts with a consulting firm out of the Kansas City area to help them accurately predict future enrollment numbers, so that they may have the best possible information available when making important, often expensive decision.
Grimes’ presentation instilled a sense of confidence among meeting attendees as to the quality and direction of the school district.  
Learn more about the Dallas Center – Grimes Community School District by visiting their website HERE.