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Stakeholder Survey Invitation

Survey Link: https://tinyurl.com/EU-MurraySuptSurvey

The East Union and Murray School Boards have recently hired Grundmeyer Leader Services to

support the search for a new shared superintendent. The search will begin immediately and

conclude with the hire of a new successful leader. Your feedback regarding what "desired

qualifications" are most important for this position will ensure the new hire is a good fit for

both the school district and community.

Please share narrative insights below and rank personal and professional priorities for the

shared superintendent. The search team will produce a general report based on the

information gathered in this survey. The report will be shared with the board to advise them

on what priorities the district and community stakeholders are looking for in a new leader.

This survey is anonymous unless you provide your name voluntarily. Thank you for taking the

time to complete this survey and provide direction for this important leadership position before

March 7.

Superintendent hiring timeline:

Feb. 24-March 7 Stakeholder survey open

Feb. 24-March 28 Application period

April 5 Board reviews candidate pool

April 15 Board screens candidates

April 21 Formal interviews with finalists

IMPORTANT (Please know that some pictures are from previous years before Covid)

  • FFA week is next week (click here)

  • Reading rocks is back. You can find info on preschool or elementary page.

The Murray Mustang Family has a proud history and we are excited for our future!


We are excited for our elementary to be a National Blue Ribbon School! (Make sure to click on the blue links above.)

  • January 2020 Murray Elementary received an Exceptional Rating for the State Educational Report Card. All schools listed as Exceptional can be found here

  • 8/24/20 Murray school is one of 367 schools in the nation and one of six schools from Iowa to be recognized as an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School for 2020. An exemplary high performing school is amongst the state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.The award affirms the hard work of our educators, students, families, and community in creating a school environment where students master challenging and engaging content.

New this year:

We are proud to introduce Ken Kasper as our new Superintendent. Ken has been at East Union for two years and will be shared 50/50 between the two districts.

We would also like to welcome to our new teaching staff:

Victoria Riniker, HS Spanish

Andrew Mayes, MS/HS Social Studies and HS Boys Track Coach

Amy Ewing, MS/HS Agriculture

Melissa Miller, 3-5 Reading

Amanda Ewing, MS/HS English

Micayla Taylor, K-12 PE and MS Girls Basketball Coach

Please help us welcome them all to the Mustang family.

Covid Information

Update: 2/7/21

On Friday, Governor Reynolds released a statement allowing for businesses to make their own decisions in regard to masks, social distancing, and other health related practices. As a school, the Murray Community School District will still continue to require masks to be worn at school and at all school events by students, staff, community members and all other visitors in general.

The district will also continue with the multiple mitigation practices we have in place at this time. In the community of Murray, the school is one of the largest gathering areas within the entire community. Our goal is to maintain a safe and healthy environment for everyone in the buildings, and these practices have been successful in a face-to-face environment.

Additionally, the district will continue to adapt to multiple situations to allow our students to have a positive experience at school and with their events and activities throughout this entire school year.

Thank you for your continued support



Evaluating Sick Students/Staff

Community Transmission

School Activities Calendar

Resources and links to take a look at:

Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

The Murray Community School offers career and technical programs in the following service areas:

Program offerings and areas of study are defined as the six service areas:

  • Secondary Vocational Agriculture

  • Business Commerce General

  • Marketing/Finance

  • General Health Occupations

It is the policy of the Murray Community District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, 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. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Ken Kasper, Superintendent, 216 Sherman St. Murray, IA 50174, 641-447-2517, kkasper@murraycsd.org.

The notice may include: Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov)

Mission Statement

"Our purpose is to inspire all to feel valued and empowered to succeed"