Kruse's Korner

Notes from the Superintendent’s Desk

SCC offered early retirement and to date four staff members have requested early retirement and been approved by the board of education.  Lisa Wozniak, Kerri McAlexander, Julia Jacobs, and Andy Wuebker plan to retire at the end of the current school year.  Combined district employment exceeds 100 years of quality service.  Each of these outstanding individuals will be missed!  As I communicated to them at the January 13 board meeting, "If I had students attending school yet, I'd want them to have teachers like you."  In addition, I have decided to resign as the SCC superintendent.  SCC is without a doubt the best district I have had the opportunity to be a servant leader in my career.  My decision and communication to the board was simple, "It's time."  I'm proud of the accomplishments we've made as a district.  The SCC board has contracted with a search firm to begin the process of finding a new superintendent.  The process will take approximately 60 days to complete.

The Niche Report confirms my feelings about SCC.  SCC is graded an A- in academics, C+ in diversity, A+ in teachers, B+ in college prep, B in clubs and activities, and an A in health and safety.  According to the Niche Report:  South Central Calhoun Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Rockwell City and Lake City, IA. It has 1,026 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 83% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.  SCC ranked high in the following three categories:
  • Districts with the Best Teachers in Iowa:  9 of 328
  • Best Places to Teach in Iowa:  28 of 328
  • Best School Districts in Iowa:  26 of 307 with a grade of A-
ATTENTION PARENTS/STUDENTS:  Our school district is proactive in reviewing our Wellness Policy annually.    Any community member (including students) can offer their input for suggestions and/or changes to our current policy  by contacting Randy Martin at 712-464-7211 or  The link to the current policy is: 

It is the policy of the South Central Calhoun Community School District to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic status in its programs, activities or employment practices.  Questions or grievances related to this policy may be addressed to the district’s Equity Coordinator, Wendi Geno, at South Central Calhoun CSD, 1000 Tonawanda Street, Rockwell City, IA 50579 or call 712-297-7222.