Ankeny Community School District's burn permit runs from January 1, 2020, until June 1, 2020, work will be done as site conditions allow during this time-frame. Locations of the controlled-burns include:
Rock Creek Elementary
Ankeny Centennial High School
Southview Middle School
Prairie Trail Elementary
Natural and native areas need periodic fires to thrive and prescribed burning is an important, cost-effective tool for maintaining and restoring native plant communities and wildlife habitats, managing invasive species, and reducing wildfire danger. Many of the plants and animals of Iowa’s woodlands, prairies, and wetlands are fire-adapted.
Although the burns are conducted in a manner to minimize smoke impact to nearby roadways and neighborhoods, residents and businesses adjacent to these areas are encouraged to keep windows closed during the burn. Prescribed burns will normally be conducted between sunrise and sunset on the day of the burn.
Ankeny School District grounds crew, trained in wildland firefighting, are working with local fire rescue agencies, police, and county health department to ensure safe, successful burn events.
Ankeny Community Schools is unified in its commitment, passion, and vision so every learner is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success.
Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Kenneth Morris, Jr., Equity Director, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600, email@example.com; or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121; or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661.
NOTICE: THE ANKENY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), IOWA CIVIL RIGHTS ACT (ICRA), AND SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT IN ENSURING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY EQUAL TO THAT OF THEIR NONDISABLED PEERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISTRICT’S PROGRAMS, BENEFITS, AND SERVICES, INCLUDING THOSE DELIVERED THROUGH ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. FOR REQUESTS OR INQUIRIES REGARDING ACCESS TO THE DISTRICT’S WEBPAGE OR ANOTHER ELECTRONIC RESOURCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, SAMANTHA AUKES AT 515-289-3950 OR SAMANTHA.AUKES@ANKENYSCHOOLS.ORG. INFORMATION ON HOW TO REACH THE DISTRICT’S SECTION 504/EQUITY COORDINATOR AND APPLICABLE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES ARE AVAILABLE HERE.