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The Dubuque Community School District (DCSD) is a school district based in Dubuque, Iowa (USA). The DCSD, which operates schools in eastern Dubuque County, is the seventh largest school district in Iowa. As of the 2007-2008 school year, the DCSD has 10,728 students enrolled in its schools.
The DCSD serves an area covering 245 square miles, including most of the eastern half of Dubuque County, and a small portion of northern Jackson County. This area includes the city of Dubuque and the outlying communities of: Asbury, Durango, Graf, Rickardsville, Sageville, Sherrill, and St. Donatus.
The DCSD is one of the largest employers in the city of Dubuque, with 1,876 employees, 846 of which are teachers. The number of district employees has been rising in recent years due to new school construction, and the expansion of existing schools. In the last three years alone, the DCSD hired 268 new full- and part-time teachers.
The district currently operates:
The DCSD is governed by a 7-member elected school board and is managed by an appointed Superintendent of Schools. Current school board members include: Donna Bauerly, Mike Brannon, George Davis, Otto Krueger, Larry Loeppke, Adam Mennig, and Dave Patton. The Superintendent of Schools is John Burgart.
The DCSD's budget for the 2005-2006 school year was $133,806,609.
In the 2007-2008 school year, there were 10,728 students attending schools in the DCSD. 10,627 (99.1%) of those students lived in Dubuque County, and 101 (.9%) lived in Jackson County. Of public school students living in Dubuque County, 81.3% attend DCSD schools.
The DCSD was formed in 1856 in Downtown Dubuque. Last year, the district celebrated the sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of its founding.