Planning and Preparedness

The district and school buildings follow procedures outlined in our Crisis Response Manual to handle a variety of unforeseen circumstances which impact the environment and/or well-being of students and staff.

Staff are trained on all updates of the plan, drill procedures, and have the opportunity to discuss concerns with local law enforcement and district administration.

The Decorah Community School District uses School Messenger to contact parents about information regarding school closings and delays. Calls and emails will go out as soon as any decision is made by the administration concerning the school day.  Please read the entire message as it contains important information. The district website will also list any changes to the school day.

Is the Crisis Response Manual available to the public?

For security purposes, the Crisis Response Manual is not made available to the public, nor are building maps made publicly available. If a parent or student should have a question regarding an emergency situation procedure, they are encouraged to contact the District Superintendant at (563) 382-4208.