Decorah Community School District

Mark Lane, Superintendent
Kurt MJ DeVore, Director of Information, Systems, & Instructional Technology
Cathy Dietzenbach, Director of Business Services
Lois Kuennen, Administrative Assistant
Darlene Woodhouse, Board Secretary/Director of Human Resources
Kristi Roffman, Food Service Administrative Assistant

Central Administration Office
 510 Winnebago Street, Decorah IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-4208
Fax: (563) 387-0753

Decorah Community School District is committed to creating a student-centered environment where individual needs are addressed, cooperation and teamwork are valued, competent professionals lead, community partnerships flourish, a commitment to excellence prevails, and lifelong learning continues.  It is the goal of the District to provide a guaranteed and viable curriculum for every student in the Decorah Community Schools.

Decorah Community School District will be closed today, Friday, January 15, 2021.

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Please follow the link for the Opt-In Form for school notifications from Decorah Community School District (DCSD).

If you are NOT receiving text messages from DCSD, please send a new text message to 67587 with the message of Yes

2020-21 Open Enrollment

Application and Handbook

Wednesday One (1) Hour Late Starts

Each Wednesday, beginning Wednesday, September 2, will begin with a one (1) hour late start for Professional Learning for the Decorah Community School District staff. 

Walking and Biking School Bus

Please click here for information for the walking school bus program

Early Dismissal and School Calendar

We’ve had the question arise on our early outs and whether or not they affect our required days of attendance. The simple answer is ,“No.” As per a rewrite of the legislation, all late starts or early outs due to weather are treated in the same fashion they always have been; they count as a full day of school. In other words, early releases due to weather have no effect on our school calendar.

Area TV stations for school related closings:

KCRG Channel 9 - Cedar Radis, IA
KWWL Channel 7 - Waterloo, IA
KTTC Channel 10 - Rochester, MN

Area radio stations for school related closings:

Decorah Stations

KDHK 100.5 FM
KVIK 104.7 FM
KNEI 103.5 FM
KMRV 99.1 FM/1160 AM
KDEC 1240 AM

Rochester Stations

KROC 106.9 FM
KYOB 105.3 FM
KDOC 103.9 FM
KDCZ 107.7 FM
KWWK 96.5 FM

Area websites & social media sites:
Decorah Community School District
Facebook & Twitter

Lunch Accounts

Click here to log in to your Lunch Account.  Please note, there is a 3.49% fee for all on-line payments!  This is a fee the credit card and on-line service providers charge and not Decorah Community School District.  Payments via e-checks are not available at this time.

Online Payments

Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are now accepted however e-checks are not available at this time.

Please note, there is a 3.49% fee for all
on-line payments!  This is a fee the credit card and on-line service providers charge and not Decorah Community School District.  Payments via e-checks are not available at this time, but will also incur the 3.49 % fee through the online store.

Please be aware you are always welcome to make any payment by check or cash or via your personal banking e-checking program.

The on-line payment through RevTrak is provided as an option and convenience for those who choose to utilize that feature.

Backpack Program - Food

The BackPack Program is a free program that provides kid-friendly, non-perishable food for students most in-need, to eat over weekends and breaks when school meals are not available and there may be little or no food to eat.

Please carefully consider your family’s economic status and determine if this program is something needed by your children. If the BackPack Program is something your family depends upon, please complete the registration form.

If you are able to make do without this assistance, please allow this program to be used by others.  Registration Form in Spanish.

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It is the policy of the Decorah 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, Ms. Sarah Tobiason, Carrie Lee Elementary School,  210 Vernon Street, (563) 382-3771.
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