Colo-NESCO News: 



Last year Colo-Nesco Community Schools was one of only 39 schools from across Iowa to be selected to receive a Teacher Leadership Grant. The grant provides funding which allows teachers to assume leadership roles.  On Wednesday, December 2, Colo-Nesco Community Schools hosted Dr. Brad Buck, Director of the Department of Education, Linda Fandel, Special Assistant for Education, and Ryan Wise, Deputy Director. (Pictured Left to right). They had chosen Colo-Nesco as one of 8 districts to visit to discuss the implementation of the district's plan. The entire teaching and administrative staff and board members participated in the presentation and conversation. The teachers, administrators and board members heard positive feedback from Dr. Buck on how the district has implemented the plan and it's potential to make a positive, significant difference for students. 

- Jim Verlengia

Dear Parents,

The Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa need your help to make school breakfast at Iowa schools the best it can be!

Below is a link to an online survey that will ask you some questions about your child’s breakfast habits and preferences. The purpose of the survey is to better understand what parents like you think about the school breakfast program. Your input will be used to help the Iowa Department of Education understand why breakfast participation is so low in Iowa schools and how schools can better meet you and your child’s needs at breakfast!

This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please click the link below to give your input:

Thanks in advance for your time!

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Natoshia M. Askelson, MPH, PhD (; 319-335-6867)