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12th GRADE PARENTS - FAFSA Completion Information

posted Oct 3, 2019, 12:21 PM by

As of yesterday, October 1st, 12th grade students and their parents were able to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. So if you or your student plans to attend college during the 2020-2021 school year, be sure to get your FAFSA completed for financial aid and college scholarship opportunities. Each school has a financial aid priority deadline, so check with each school you are looking at attending to ensure you are not missing an important financial aid deadline. For example, ISU & Iowa have a financial aid priority deadline of December 1st. The FAFSA must be completed by this date to get the most financial aid possible.

Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) is a wonderful resource for helping to complete the FAFSA process.

ICAN FAFSA Checklist of FAFA, click HERE

Steps to Create FAFSA ID, click HERE

Employment Opportunities - Updated 12-02-19

posted May 31, 2019, 9:04 PM by   [ updated Dec 2, 2019, 6:08 AM ]

Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball Coach (temporary position) – Due to Jerry Hulsing’s recent health issues, the Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an assistant varsity girls’ basketball coach immediately until Jerry Hulsing returns to coaching duties. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Start Date: Immediately. Prorated coaching stipend of full $3,356. Application deadline: Monday, December 9, 2019.

Head Varsity Girls Track Coach: - Due to Darin Arkema accepting the head varsity boys track coach position, the Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a varsity head girls track coach for the 2020 season and beyond. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Start Date: February 17, 2020. Coaching Stipend: $3,003. Application deadline: December 18, 2019. 


TLC Mentor Teacher: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks one Teacher Leadership & Compensation (TLC) Mentor Teacher for Tashia Ehresman, new part-time middle school physical education teacher teacher. The mentor teacher must have three years teaching experience including one year in the school district.  Mentor will receive training in either leading adult learners or BEST mentoring training.  For a complete list of mentor duties, please refer to TLC job descriptions under the Staff link on the school district website.  Prorated stipend of full $2,000.  Application deadline: December 13, 2019.  Please email letter of interest to Shane Ehresman at

Part-Time Librarian: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a part-time librarian.  The librarian will work 25 days during the school year (roughly one day every two weeks).  Candidate must have one of the following endorsement combinations: (#108 & #109) or (#174). Salary will be prorated based on education level and experience. Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED 

Send completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Electronic materials may be directed to:

To view Lynnville-Sully Job Application, click HERE

Iowa Department of Education releases new school performance results, website

posted Dec 20, 2018, 7:12 PM by

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released new online reports showing how public schools performed in a new accountability system that meets the Every Student Succeeds Act, a federal education law that replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.

“I’m thankful that the Every Student Succeeds Act puts ownership of school accountability back where it belongs: with states and local school districts,” Director Ryan Wise said. “We’ve gone from a federal accountability system that was prescriptive and punitive under No Child Left Behind to a homegrown system that focuses on helping schools find solutions that work for them."

The new reports, called the Iowa School Performance Profiles, include each school’s scores on a set of accountability measures. The reports display scores based on a school’s overall performance, as well as the performance of subgroups of students, such as children from low-income backgrounds.

The accountability measures include a unique indicator of school climate based on student surveys of engagement, safety and overall learning environment called Conditions for Learning. The other measures are: Student participation on state assessments, academic achievement, student academic growth, graduation rate, and progress in achieving English language proficiency. A postsecondary readiness measure will be added in 2019.

“We have a great opportunity through ESSA to take Iowa’s accountability focus beyond test scores and proficiency to look at school performance more holistically,” Wise said.

The new accountability system emphasizes student growth as measured by results on state assessments from year to year. This approach was based on feedback from Iowans who wanted a change from a previous federal accountability system that emphasized proficiency.

“While proficiency matters, schools also deserve credit for making significant progress with students,” Wise said.

The new reports specify schools that have been identified for additional support and improvement based on their performance. ESSA requires these identifications to ensure students have the same opportunities for success that exist for students in other schools. Of Iowa’s 1,302 public schools:

  • Thirty-four are identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement. Schools receive this designation either because their overall scores fall within the lowest 5 percent of Iowa schools receiving federal Title I funding, or because they are high schools with a graduation rate below 67.1 percent.
  • 307 are identified for Targeted Support and Improvement. Schools receive this designation if one or more student subgroup score is as low as the lowest 5 percent of schools in the state.

Identified schools receive support from the state and area education agencies and will develop improvement plans with input from local stakeholders. Schools also will have an opportunity to put resources toward a cohesive improvement effort.

Schools that are no longer performing within the lowest 5 percent of Iowa schools after three years will shed the Comprehensive or Targeted designations.

Sioux City Superintendent Paul Gausman said Iowa’s new system for school accountability and support is a welcome change from the federal system under No Child Left Behind.

“I appreciate the changes to the previous systems and the leadership from the Iowa Department of Education in the development of this data and report,” Gausman said. “This new system gives local leaders useful information about where and with what groups improvements are needed, and a support system so that we better understand our strengths, areas for improvement, and focus for our future.”

To access the Iowa School Performance Profiles, visit

For more information on the Every Student Succeeds Act in Iowa, visit the Iowa Department of Education’s website.

NOTE: The Iowa School Performance Profiles are different from the Iowa School Report Card, developed in 2015 to meet a state legislative requirement. In 2019, the Iowa Department of Education will work to update data in the Iowa School Report Card and then merge the site with the Iowa School Performance Profiles. The goal is to ensure the state has one report card that meets both state and federal requirements.

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