New Board Member

Laura Duerr

The Scales Mound School Board recently named Mrs. Laura Duerr to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term. Mrs. Duerr replaces Mrs. Deb Davis who resigned in July. The unexpired term will end in April of 2015.                        

Mrs. Duerr is a native of Jo Daviess County. She was born and raised in Woodbine and graduated from Stockton High School.  Laura is a retired Lieutenant Commander from the Naval Reserves Nurse Corps.  She has been a Register
ed Nurse since 1988 and currently works as an Oncology Nurse Navigator at Unity Point Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.  Laura is married to John Duerr and has 2 children, Rachel and Ryan Schiess.  She resides in Scales Mound.                                                                                                   
School Board President, Paul Homb, stated, “we are very fortunate to have a person like Laura Duerr step up and volunteer to serve on the Scales Mound School Board. W
e believe she will be conscientious, thoughtful, and fair-minded. I have no doubt that Laura will be a positive addition to our Board of Education.”


Scales Mound School District  has been awarded a grant

The Scales Mound School District has been awarded a $7,500 grant from the Dubuque Racing Association to install security cameras both inside and outside the school building. The DRA Grant Program has provided funds for a number of projects to improve the City of Dubuque, surrounding communities and various organizations in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Since 1985, over $37 million has been distributed to charitable organizations                                                      

Scales Mound Superintendent, Steve Bianchetta, stated, “We are very thankful for the Dubuque Racing Association’s generous grant of $7,500. The funds were used to make our school a safer place. We now have security cameras throughout the building and at all entrances to our school. This camera system will allow us to better monitor our building and the system will be invaluable in a crisis situation.”



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School Calendar

The Board of Education approved the 2014 - 2015 school calendar. 
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School Calendar.pdf


Scales Mound CUSD #211 is a Pre K-12 grade public school district 70 square miles in area, all of which is located in northern Jo Daviess County. The District is positioned approximately 25 miles east of Dubuque, Iowa and 80 miles southwest of Madison, Wisconsin. The areas making up the School District include the village of Scales Mound, Apple Canyon Lake and the Galena Territory.

Our enrollment is less than 300 students with an elementary class size average of less than 15 students per section and a pupil to teacher ratio of approximately 13 to 1. All Scales Mound Student are housed under a single school building. The district owns nor lease any other facilities.

The District offers a rich curriculum and a number of co-curricular opportunities. Scales Mound students have traditionally scored well on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.