Colfax-Mingo Community School District Notice:
SCHOOL BOARD INFORMATION
School Board Election -- Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The terms for Districts 1, 5, and 7 expire September 2017
and will be on the ballot.
Polls open 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m
Polling centers are the Mingo Community Center in Mingo
and the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax
District 1: Doug Van Dyke District 2: Jan Myers District 3: Mardell Tomlonovic District 4: Mary Poulter
District 5: Jayme Lind [appointed to Skylar Rawlins' vacancy on 3-20-17] District 6: Brandi Gean District 7: Billie Jo Russell
Dr. Jim Verlengia, Colfax-Mingo Superintendent
The Colfax-Mingo Community School District welcomes Jim Verlengia, Ed.D., as its new superintendent this month. Dr. Verlengia comes to the District as part of a partnership agreement with Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA) and will serve our schools for the 2017-18 school year. Dr. Verlengia brings with him previous superintendent experience and served in a similar interim capacity in the Colo-NESCO and Martensdale-St. Marys school districts. Dr. Verlengia has held various leadership positions within Heartland AEA, most recently Director of Leadership Supports.
His educational career also includes serving as superintendent of the Lewis Central Schools in Council Bluffs, middle school principal in Council Bluffs, K-8 principal in Woodward-Granger and teacher in Waukee.
In his Director of Leadership Supports position, Dr. Verlengia enjoys serving the superintendents, administrative teams and boards of education in the Heartland AEA service area. Dr. Verlengia is looking forward to getting to know the students, parents and community members in the Colfax-Mingo School District.
Outside of work, Dr. Verlengia enjoys spending time with his wife, Patti, their three children and five grandchildren.
If you’d like to stop in and meet Dr. Verlengia, his door is always open. To schedule a meeting, contact the Colfax-Mingo Schools Central Office at (515) 674-3646.
The Colfax-Mingo Community School District is a system serving approximately 741 students for the communities of Colfax, Mingo, Ira, and Valeria. Elementary grades K-6 and the Jr-Sr High School grades 7-12 are located in Colfax.
The district-wide focus is on meeting the individual educational needs of each student. There is a complete technology program, kindergarten through high school, with computer labs for use by all students. Jr & Sr High students each have access to Chromebooks. There is a strong relationship with the community as evidenced by the completion of a new elementary and high school attendance centers, including community centers designed to meet the needs of the students and persons of the community.
Colfax-Mingo students will be exposed to a strong basic education with the best learning environment possible. The district is a member of the South Iowa Cedar League [SICL] Activities Conference and offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities in both arts and athletics.
"The Colfax-Mingo Community School district does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, color, disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientaion, socio-economic status and/or creed. Students are educated in programs, which foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups, as well as men and women to society. The Colfax-Mingo Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following service areas: Family & Consumer Sciences, Business, Constructional Trades, Agriculture & Information Technology. Those who feel they have been discriminated against are encouraged to report it to the School District Affirmative Action Coordinator, the District Superintendent, who can be reached at 515-674-3646. Inquiries may also be directed in writing to the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, US Dept. of Education, 310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 800, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2292 291-1111, or the Iowa Dept. of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146 281-5294"
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