The Decorah Buildings & Grounds department is responsible for providing a clean, healthy, and safe learning environment for district students, staff, and the community. The Buildings & Grounds staff maintain all of the district grounds and activity facilities, oversees custodial work, and preventive maintenance. This department is also responsible for overseeing Capital Improvement and construction projects.

Operations, Maintenance, and Custodial Services

Facility Planning and Projects

Softball Complex Renovations

During the fall of 2020, renovations were made to the girl’s softball complex. The project included new covered bleachers, a concession stand, and restrooms.  

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EC-3 Elementary School Building

It is the goal of Decorah District to build a state-of-the-art elementary learning center for area youngsters. District leaders are committed to designing a school that promotes collaboration among students and teachers and places emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) learning. The building will offer an outdoor teaching area, high-quality play space, and an environment that promotes problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and communication amongst students.

District Bus Garage

A bus barn task force has been working to determine a new location to house the District’s fleet. The District requires approximately four acres to house the bus barn, which will include a heated shop for working on buses, a wash bay, offices, and more. The site plan for the proposed facility could hold up to 46 buses. 

Facility Usage/Reservations

Whether you are reserving a room other than your regular classroom for a school-day activity, after school meeting, or are a community group requesting to utilize a gymnasium or auditorium, please use Decorah’s Facility Request System to ensure availability.

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School Safety

Decorah Community School District takes safety and security very seriously. Providing a safe place for our students, educators, and staff to work and learn is essential to the success of our program. Read more about our safety and security measures here.

Director of Buildings and Grounds- Greg Schaller

Director of Technology and Information Services – Shawn Gordon