This is Harlan Community Schools' home page for the world wide web. It is designed to keep its viewers informed of the activities and happenings of Harlan's schools.

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New Park Elementary

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Harlan is located in southwest Iowa, 103 miles west of Des Moines and 55 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska. Within the district's four buildings, 114 staff members educate approximately 1,635 students K-12. The majority of the students of Harlan Community Schools originate from Corley, Defiance, Earling, Harlan, Jacksonville, Panama, Portsmouth, and/or Westphalia.

Harlan is becoming America's newest Global Village with the addition of fiber connecting all school buildings, the Shelby County courthouse, communications center, Harlan Community Library, city hall, the fire hall, Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, chamber of commerence, Iowa Western Community College (Harlan Campus), Myrtue Memorial Hospital, and Harlan Municipal Utilities. Internet connection will be an option in the fiber loop.

It is anticipated businesses and residents will be able to access the fiber loop in the future.

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