Decorah Community School District

Haluska Profile
 Michael D. Haluska
Superintendent of Schools

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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.

The Decorah Community Schools, like every public school district in Iowa, is governed by a board of directors. The board members are responsible for determining policies, setting the budget, and maintaining standards of excellence in education on behalf of the community. Decorah voters elect board members for four-year terms. Because the school board members are committed to their own lifelong learning, they are regular participants in training and board development opportunities through the Iowa Association of School Boards.

About Us
Welcome to the Decorah Community School District's website. Decorah is located in northeast Iowa, and is dedicated to providing instructional services to 1700 students from early childhood through Twelfth grade. 

Shareholders' Vision
Education is the responsibility of all residents of the Decorah Community. We believe in creating an environment that is student-centered, where individual needs are addressed, and students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning.  

We value cooperative teamwork among students, teachers, support staff, parents, administrators, and community. This begins with an attitude of openness and mutual respect, honest listening and expression, the flexibility to respond to change, and the ability to compromise. The strengths of each school and community member should be recognized and used to their fullest potential.

We believe that community resources should be maximized to meet student needs and professional development of school staff should be encouraged.  All citizens of the Decorah Community School system should have a commitment to excellence and a shared responsibility to support life-long learning.

Community Support
The community's support of our curricular and co-curricular programs contributes immensely to the success of our students. Together we strive to fulfill the District's vision for a "student centered environment where a commitment ot excellence prevails." 


Michael D. Haluska
510 Winnebago Street

Decorah IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-4208
Fax: (563) 387-0753

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