The Fort Dodge Community School District is having a busy week as it prepares for the start of a new school year. On Wednesday, about 30 new teachers took part in a one day orientation and will have another orientation day on August 12. Superintendent Doug Van Zyl says with the new staff members comes two new principals in the district. Nancy Cross, who formerly worked in the Chicago area, will be the new administrator at Feelhaver Elementary while Jerry Brown comes from Cedar Falls to head Butler Elementary. Brown takes over for Ed Birnbaum, who will serve as principal at the middle school. In addition, Van Zyl says the district will host a community-wide open house on Saturday at the new middle school:
Saturday's open house will be from 10:00am-2:00pm.