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A shop building was erected in 1948 and then enlarged in 1950.  This building now serves as a weight room.  In 1954 a parking lot was added.  In 1955 a new grade school building was built to the north side of the main building.  These five rooms now house the elementary library, Superintendents office, and grades four, five and six.  A music room was also constructed between the main building and the gym/auditorium.  In 1967 a new shop building, which provided space for vocational agriculture and industrial arts, was erected on the grounds on the east side of the main school building.

In 1957 the Seymour Independent School District was reorganized and became part of the Seymour Community School District.  Included in the new district were the attendance centers of Jerome, Promise City, Sewal and Seymour.  Later the Jerome, Promise City and Sewal schools were closed.

A bus shop was built in 1970 and a new elementary addition was built in 1983.  In June, 1996 a new gym, coaches’ offices, locker rooms, and ICN room were added.  We feel that this latest addition will continue to be a great asset to the Seymour Community School, and to the community as a whole.

Due to the dedication of administration, faculty and staff, and the constant and unwavering support of the community, the Seymour Community School has been able to continue to progress and change with the needs of students and staff.  It is our continued hope to provide our students, in the future as in the past, the best education and working environment that we can.

Equal Educational Opportunity [Affirmative Action]

The school district does not discriminate in its education programs or educational activities on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, perceived traits or characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability or disability, political party preference, socioeconomic status, marital status or age [See p.7].  Students are educated in programs which foster knowledge of, respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups, as well as men and women, to society.  Students who feel they have been discriminated against are encouraged to report it to the school district Affirmative Action Coordinator.  The Affirmative Action Coordinator is Gary Drummond and can be reached at 641-898-2291.  Inquiries may also be directed in writing to the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 10220 North Executive Hills Blvd., 8th Floor, Kansas City, MO  64153-1367, (816) 891-8156, or the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0146, (515) 281-5294.

The school district, in its educational program, has a process to assist students experiencing behavior and learning difficulties.  The special education department, student assistance team, family connection program, school administrators, juvenile court liaison officer and representatives from the area education agency may also assist the school district in this process.  Parents wanting access to this process should contact the Principal [Elem.-Dr. Drummond / Sec. Mr. Lockridge] at 641-898-2291.

Dual Enrollment/Competent Private Instruction— students who are participating in competent private instruction as outlined in the Code of Iowa need to participate in the yearly academic assessment procedures as outlined by the Iowa Dept. of Education. Parents pursuing the dual enrollment option must register their child for participation in the district office the semester prior to active participation in any SHS programs and/or activities. *Also see- “open enrollment” “dual enrollment” guidelines.

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