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School Bond Issue Set for March 3, 2020

posted Jan 7, 2020, 6:54 AM by webmaster@lshawks.org

On Monday, January 6, 2020, the Lynnville-Sully School Board of Education held a special meeting to review a special election needed for school safety and ongoing school district maintenance and improvements. Board Secretary Karla De Cook presented 106 signatures gathered on a petition to satisfy the requirements needed of the three area counties of Jasper, Poweshiek, and Mahaska for a special election. 


With all board members present including Tammy Vos, Jer Schnell, Dave Foster, Amanda Jones, and Gerry Van Dyke, a unanimous roll call vote approved a resolution on calling an election on the proposition of issuing bonds for the purposes of specific school building projects. The $4,500,000 bond issue includes numerous repairs, maintenance, and improvements to the 1959 high school and 1981 elementary/middle building. School safety and additional physical education and co-curricular space is also part of the bond issue.


List of Facility Projects, click HERE 

Cost estimates were developed by the construction management firm Carl A. Nelson & Company, SVPA Architects, and Bluestone Engineering.


More information will be shared with the public regarding specific facility projects, tax rates and voting location/times. 

If you have questions about the bond issue, please let me know.


Shane Ehresman, Superintendent

Phone: 641-594-4445 x103

Email: ehresman@lshawks.com

Employment Opportunities - Updated 01-15-20

posted May 31, 2019, 9:04 PM by webmaster@lshawks.org   [ updated Jan 15, 2020, 12:20 PM ]

High School Agriculture Teacher: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a High School Agriculture Teacher for 2020-2021 and beyond. Tentative Start Date: August 26, 2020. Candidates must have or be willing to obtain a 5-12 Agriculture license (#112). Application deadline: January 27, 2020.  The Lynnville-Sully FFA Alumni Association owns 55 acres of farm land for Lynnville-Sully students to grow, maintain, harvest, and manage crops. The Lynnville-Sully Community School District is located in Sully, 18 miles from Grinnell, Pella and Newton as well as 50 miles from Des Moines. In 2015, 2016 & 2017, the high school was rated as “Exceptional” by the Iowa Department of Education on the Iowa School Report Card.  The school district has earned Top Workplace in Iowa recognition by the Des Moines Register the last six years. Send a letter of interest, resume, and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district web site: http://www.lshawks.org/  Electronic materials may be directed to: ehresman@lshawks.com

Fifth Grade Teacher: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a Fifth Grade Teacher for 2020-2021 and beyond. Tentative Start Date: August 26, 2020. Candidates must be able or willing to obtain certification to teach fifth grade. Application deadline: January 27, 2020. The Lynnville-Sully Community School District is located in Sully, 18 miles from Grinnell, Pella and Newton as well as 50 miles from Des Moines. The school district has earned Top Workplace in Iowa recognition by the Des Moines Register the last six years. Send a letter of interest, resume, and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district web site: www.lshawks.org  Electronic materials may be directed to: ehresman@lshawks.com 

Head Junior High School Girls Track Coach - The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a head junior high school girls track coach for the 2020 season and beyond. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Tentative Start Date: March 30, 2020. Coaching Stipend: $1,766.  Application deadline: February 3, 2020.  Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district website: www.lshawks.org  Electronic materials may be directed to: ehresman@lshawks.com 


Assistant Junior High School Track Coach - The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an assistant junior high school track coach for the 2020 season and beyond. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Anticipated Start Date: March 30, 2020. Coaching Stipend: $706.  Application deadline: February 3, 2020.

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 webmaster@lshawks.org


Date: 
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 www.iaschoolperformance.gov.

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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posted Oct 31, 2018, 9:54 PM by webmaster@lshawks.org

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