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Request for Perry School District Substitutes, Paraeducators and Bus Drivers Provides Opportunity to Help the School Community While Earning Wages

PERRY, IOWA (February 7, 2024) – Perry Community School District (PCSD) officials are requesting that any potential substitute teachers, paraeducators or bus drivers consider serving at PCSD, as additional resources are currently needed. Individuals interested in these important roles can apply to help create continuity and consistency for students, teachers, and staff.

“While we have great relationships with our current substitute teachers, paraeducators and bus drivers, it is reasonable to anticipate that we may have a greater need for more staffing as we reopen our schools in the aftermath of the January 4th tragedy,” said Clark Wicks, superintendent, Perry Community School District. “Having a deeper pool of substitutes and paraeducators available will provide extra support for teachers who will need breaks, as well as time for self-care and healthcare appointments. People have been asking ‘How can I help?’ and this is a tangible way to honorably serve our community by filling this need.”

Details and Application Process:

Substitute Teachers


For more information on becoming a substitute teacher or paraeducator at Perry, contact the following:

Bus Drivers

Perry Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Perry Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. For more information about Perry Community School District, visit the district’s website.

About PCSD

Perry Community School District is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Des Moines. Serving approximately 1,785 students, our diversity, community support and size, make Perry a great place to raise a family. A tradition of excellence combined with a small-town feel provides endless opportunities. Welcome!


Perry Elementary School

1600 8th  Street, Perry Iowa
School phone: 515-465-5656
School fax: 515-465-7769

Perry Middle School

1200 18th Street, Perry Iowa
School phone: 515-465-3531
School fax: 515-465-8555

Perry High School

1200 18th Street, Perry Iowa
School phone: 515-465-3503
School fax: 515-465-5917

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Dan Marburger

Statement from the Perry Community School District on the passing of Dan Marburger

We share our deepest condolences with the Marburger family today on the passing of Dan Marburger. Dan was a tremendous leader in our school district and a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  Our school community is heartbroken by Dan’s death. For nearly three decades, Dan was ingrained in every aspect of our Perry Community School District environment, and we are feeling the immense loss of a devoted and caring colleague.

Mental Health Services for Students and Staff

Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a free service offered by the Perry Community School District to its students and staff.
Click the links below for details
SAP Information - English
SAP Information - Spanish

  • Additional Mental Health Services for Students and Staff

    Heart of Iowa Community Services ( can connect students needing counseling to long-term mental health support and care coordination services. Financial assistance is available for those without insurance or with limited insurance coverage. Contact Brandon Tews at [email protected]or 515-993-1722. We will also post support resources on the school Facebook pages.  


Perry Elementary!

Today the United States Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, recognized Perry Elementary as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School.  Perry Elementary School was one of five Iowa schools who received this distinct honor as an Exemplary High Performing School, based on the performance on the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress(ISASP). The Blue Ribbon Award is considered the highest honor an American school can achieve. Since the inauguration of the Blue Ribbon Schools in 1982, only 138 Iowa Schools have received this award. Of the 138 Iowa schools, only 73 other Iowa Elementary Schools have earned this distinction, and now Perry Elementary is among those elite ranks.

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