The Melcher-Dallas School District is looking for qualified individuals to fill the following vacancies:

  • Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball

  • Assistant Varsity Boys Baseball

  • JH Head Football Coach

If you are interested in coaching the any of the above activities, please contact Jim Crozier at

  • Substitute Teachers

If you are interested in these positions please email


The Melcher-Dallas Community School district is located in south central Iowa, about 35 minutes from the Southeast side of Des Moines. What began as a small coal mining community eventually became the town of Melcher-Dallas.

The discovery of coal in the Dallas area brought jobs, the railroad, and the establishment of Melcher.

In 1929 Marion County Iowa (location of Melcher-Dallas) produced 20% of all coal produced in Iowa. In 1930 Marion County was the leading producer of coal in the State.

In 1947 coal production was at 618 million tons. 12 miners could produce 75-80 tons a day, and were paid $2.00 per ton.

Each year, Melcher-Dallas celebrates its coal mining heritage. The annual celebration of Coal Miners Day began in 1975, and is held every June to commemorate the spirit of our founding residents. Many current residents in the Melcher-Dallas area are descendants from the first coal miners and residents.