2022
Apr
11th

Iowa LEAD-K signed into law

VIEW HF 604 Updated: View story from Radio Iowa On April 6, the House of Representatives voted to approve Iowa Senate amendments to House File 604, “An act relating to language and literacy development for deaf and hard of hearing children.” This is Iowa’s version of LEAD-K legislation, which now… Read more >>
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2022
Apr
7th

“Powerfully strong” accreditation score achieved

For the first time, Iowa Education for Deaf & Blind is seeking unified accreditation as an education service agency. In the past, both Iowa School for the Deaf and Iowa Educational Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired sought accreditation as special schools. The result? Official determination on accreditation status… Read more >>
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2022
Mar
29th

Interim superintendent appointed

This announcement in ASL here. John Cool will serve as interim superintendent at Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) and Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) beginning July 1. The appointment became final at the Board of Regents, State of Iowa April meeting. Cool, a long-time… Read more >>
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2022
Mar
16th

Year #14: Job Olympics returns to ISD

We were fortunate to have the local ABC and CBS affiliates cover Job Olympics 2022! See the stories (written transcripts included) links. CBS coverage ABC coverage Students with extra special needs, both at ISD and in several southwest Iowa schools, put their job skills to the test March 22, as… Read more >>
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2022
Feb
10th

2022 DCC: What’s Behind Your Mask?

Printable DCC 2022 Flyer(English)  DCC 2022 Flyer (Spanish) RSVP/register for this year’s celebration HERE. T-shirts: Our popular t-shirts may be ordered HERE. You can pick up shirts at ISD during DCC, or choose to have them sent to your address. (Deadline to order shirts is March 4, 2022!) It’s back!… Read more >>
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2022
Feb
6th

Registration now open for sports tournaments!

Get ready for a little madness. Iowa School for the Deaf is hosting its own energetic sports competitions during March!  These fundraisers benefit the Class of 2023. Get parent permission- and you can play if you are younger than 16!   3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Email Megan Shama HERE for details.… Read more >>
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2022
Feb
1st

Dorm furniture aids Afghan evacuees

Furniture which made boarding students feel at home for more than 25 years is now doing the same for area evacuee families from Afghanistan. Iowa School for the Deaf’s boarding residents had used the sturdy, all-wood twin bed frames, dressers, wardrobes and desks in its girls and boys dorms, providing… Read more >>
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2021
Dec
24th

ISD superintendent to retire

In October, Superintendent Steve Gettel announced his plans for retirement beginning July 1, 2022. He serves as superintendent of both ISD and Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the second superintendent to hold this dual role. During his service in Iowa, which began in 2014, Supt. Gettel… Read more >>
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