Welcome to Grundy Center Schools
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  • April 15th-18th- Easter Break
  • May 22nd- Graduation

Employment Opportunities

11 days ago

K-12 TAG Teacher
Grundy Center Community School District is looking to hire a K-12 Extended Learning Program (ELP) Teacher/Coordinator for the 2022-2023 school year. Candidates must possess a valid Iowa teaching license with a K-12 Talented and Gifted endorsement.

Please send cover letter and resume to the Grundy Center Administration office at 1301 12th Street, Grundy Center, IA 50638 or apply on Teach Iowa. Grundy Center Community Schools are an equal opportunity employer.

Coaching Opportunities
  • Junior High Girls Basketball
  • Speech Sponsor
  • Winter Cheer Coach- starting November 2023 application deadline June 1, 2022

Interested individuals should submit a resume, cover letter and application to the Activity Director Matt Lindeman at 1006 M Ave Grundy Center IA 50638 or email at mlindeman@spartanpride.net. Applications are available at the administration building or at www.spartanpride.net. For more information about the position, call 319-825-5418. GCCSD is an EEO/AA employer.


Grundy Center Community School has a  position for a full time custodian starting July 1, 2022.  This job is 40 hrs per week, shift hours are 2pm – 10pm, $13.30 per hour. Applications are available at the administration office at 1301 12th St or online at www.spartanpride.net. For more information call 825-5418. Grundy Center Community School is an equal opportunity employer.

Substitute Teacher

Becoming a substitute teacher could be one of the most rewarding decisions of your life! It's a great way to make a positive difference for children and youth while supporting your community school.  

Substitute Authorization Requirements

substitute authorization may be issued by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners to an individual who:

  • Has successfully completed all of the requirements of the approved course "Substitute Authorization: Fostering Student Learning as a Substitute," including two hours of classroom observation after completion of the face-to-face class (form provided at the class)
  • Has at least one of the following: 1) a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution OR 2) completed an approved paraeducator certification program and holds a paraeducator certificate
  • Has attained a minimum age of 21 years
  • Has successfully completed an Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation background check
  • Has successfully completed a national criminal history background check

 If you hold a bachelor's degree: Receiving a substitute authorization will allow an individual who holds a bachelor's degree to substitute in grades PK-12 for no more than five consecutive days and no more than 10 days in a 30-day period in one job assignment for a regularly assigned teacher who is absent, except in the driver’s education classroom. A school district administrator may file a written request with the board for an extension of the 10-day limit in one job assignment on the basis of documented need and benefit to the instructional program. The licensure committee will review the request and provide a written decision either approving or denying the request.

If you hold a paraeducator certificate: Receiving a substitute authorization will authorize an individual who holds a paraeducator certificate without a bachelor’s degree to substitute ONLY in the special education classroom in which the individual paraeducator is employed for no more than five consecutive days and no more than 10 days in a 30-day period.

Substitute Authorization: Fostering Student Learning as a Substitute

Course Information

This 20-hour course is designed to meet the requirements for the substitute authorization program. This course addresses the four components required by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

  • Classroom Management: Participants will develop an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior that will enable them to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self motivation.
  • Strategies for Learning: Participants will develop skills to use a variety of learning strategies that encourage student development of critical thinking, problem solving and performance skills.
  • Diversity: Participants will develop an understanding of how students differ in their approaches to learning, will be able to create learning opportunities that are equitable and are adaptable to diverse learners and will develop an understanding of diversity within the classroom.
  • Ethics: Participants will develop an understanding of how to foster relationships with parents, school colleagues and organizations in the larger community to support student learning and development and become aware of the Board's Rules of Professional Practice and Code of Ethics.


Many AEAs offer the Substitute Authorization courses.  Consider visiting the BOEE website for a list of AEAs offering the course. 

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