Charter Oak - Ute Community Schools

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Charter Oak, Iowa 51439

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Mission Statement

The Charter Oak-Ute Community School District is committed to providing a Quality Small School Education which will enhance the abilities of Students toward Reaching Their Utmost Potential.


Ortner Scholaship Foundation

Charter Oak-Ute and Maple Valley Anthon-Oto

            The Charter Oak-Ute CSD and the Maple Valley Anthon-Oto school districts will be entering into a Whole Grade Sharing Agreement with the high school grades starting with the 2017-2018 school year.  This agreement will also change how the Ortner Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships.

            The Ortner Scholarship Foundation was established by Gary and Leah in memory of their children, Jamie and Jason, who tragically perished in an accident.  The foundation was set-up to award scholarships to graduates of the Charter Oak-Ute CSD and if the event that Charter Oak-Ute no longer had a high school, the funds would then be available to graduates of the Maple Valley Anthon-Oto CSD.  With the Whole Grade Sharing Agreement in place that time has arrived.

            Scholarships for the Class of 2017 will be awarded to graduates of Charter Oak-Ute according to current practice.  Future scholarship awards will occur as follows; for the Class of 2018, students who are current juniors (2016-2017 school year) of Charter Oak-Ute will be eligible regardless of where they attend high school.  Any student who graduates from Maple Valley Anthon-Oto will also be eligible.  After the Class of 2018 graduates, only students who attend and graduate from the MVAO High School will be eligible to receive Ortner Scholarship Foundation Funds and Scholarship Awards.

            As the transition period begins for the Ortner Scholarship Foundation, we encourage all students who are eligible to receive scholarships in the future, both COU and MVAO students, to participate in Foundation Activities as a main component of how much is awarded is based on service to Ortner Scholarship Foundation events and community service.

            The Ortner Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament is the main fundraiser for the foundation and a great opportunity for students to be involved in serving the foundation.  There are various duties that students can help with at the tournament and all students in high school are encouraged to participate.  MVAO and COU administrators will communicate with the students concerning the Foundation and Golf Tournament.  The tournament is typically held the last weekend of July and is a great opportunity for student involvement and also a way to raise funds for the scholarships awarded while having a great time.

            The Ortner Scholarship Foundation would like to thank everyone that has helped with their cause, and is looking forward to having new people join the effort to help young people continue their education as the Foundation expands due to the Whole Grade Sharing Agreement.


Charter Oak-Ute Junior-Senior High School is a 1:1 Laptop School. All students in grades 6-12 along with all staff have a Mac Book Computer for use on a twenty-four hour basis. The program is designed to enhance the student’s 21st Century Skills, enable the students to connect globally, have the latest research immediately available to them, make use of technology to enhance learning and to change the way the traditional classroom looks and operates. We are a wireless campus moving in the direction of going complete digital with textbooks and research materials



             It is the policy of the Charter Oak-Ute Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in it’s educational programs and it’s employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have any questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district’s equity coordinator. Patti Ryan, Equity Coordinator, 321 Main Street, Charter Oak, Iowa 51439,

712-678-3325 or e-mail:

   Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, source of referral of applications for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding negotiated agreements or professional agreements with the school districts are hereby notified that the district does not discriminate on the basis of any of the following actual or perceived traits or characteristics, including but not limited to, age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status. 

in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.  Any person having inquiries concerning the COU School District’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 504, 104.8, 106.9, Office for Civil Rights Guidelines, IV O, Iowa Administrative Code, 287.12 (8), 95.3, 05.4 (1) & 95.6 is directed to contact: the district’s equity coordinator. Rollie Wiebers Equity Coordinator, 321 Main Street, Charter Oak, Iowa 51439,

Phone # 712-678-3325 or e-mail:

Supt. Rollie WIebers at


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