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Community Forums on the Newton Community Schools
Two community forums were held at DMACC - Room 210 on February 26 & March 3, 2015 regarding the Berg Complex and Potential District Reconfiguration.  Information shared at the forums is available by clicking on the links below.
 
Please contact Superintendent Bob Callaghan via email callaghanb@newtoncsd.org or phone 641.792.5809 if you would like to discuss either of these forum topics. 
Mission Statement
The Newton Community School District will do whatever it takes to ensure all students learn to think, innovate, and succeed.
Downloadable Documents
The documents  (in red) below are available for you to open, view, download, and print.  Unless otherwise noted they are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf) and you will need to use a compatible reader.
An informational brochure outlining possible reconfiguration options: Option #1 (K-3) (4-6) Option #2 (K-4) (5-6) Option #3 (K-2) (3-4) (5-6) ...and Educational Outcomes regarding campus size, smaller classroom size (18-20), school transitions, busing impact, Core teachers, Title I teachers, Special Ed teachers, Specials teachers, collaboration, number of teachers needed, boundary changes needed, option differences, and school culture potential.
Prezi includes the three possible reconfiguration options and more in depth information from parent & teacher surveys and research on educational outcomes mentioned above.
The purpose of this analysis is to provide the District information on demographic conditions within the community, as well as provide some insight into the development and socioeconomic conditions that ultimately will influence the number of students the District will need to educate in the next five years. Additionally, demographic comparisons of Jasper County, the City of Newton, and the District community are contained within this report. Information about future enrollment is contained in the report.
Additional information on the Berg Complex and Potential District Reconfiguration may be found on the School Board pages - Agendas, Minutes, and Packets - as well as from the main page - Administration - Committees, and School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC).

Thank you for your interest in doing whatever it takes for the students of the Newton Community School District!
District Office | 1302 First Avenue West | Newton, Iowa 50208 | Phone: 641.792.5809 | Fax: 641.792.9159