Reading is essential to student success in school and in life. The Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck has requested district's assistance in sharing information with families about early literacy efforts in Iowa.  Click here to access the link to a letter from Director Buck about the importance of all of our combined efforts to improve literacy, especially in kindergarten, first and second grades.  If you have any questions about the the current district efforts being made, please contact your student's teacher, your building principal or you may contact district offices at 641-421-4400.