The Month of April:
Now that we are into the month of April, the end of school now becomes a point of discussion. Knowing that the month of May only has 9 days of school, it is highly important for the students to make the most of each school day in April. Please continue to talk with your kids and remind them to complete homework and to study for tests and finish the year in strong fashion.
School finance has been a hot issue in the news lately. The Governor and legislature have now passed the "Block grant" which will be the new funding for schools over the next two years. It will basically give us a "Block" of money based on this year's dollars. The biggest change will be that the money sent to schools will not be based on the old funding system that has been in effect since 1992. We will see a little bit of a cut in this process along with the fact that there will be no new money over the next two years. This will cause us to look at where we can trim a little more money out of our budget over this time period.
As the "Block grant" process goes into effect, the legislature will begin working on a new school funding formula. Basically we will not know how funding will be handled after the next two years which will cause all schools in the state to be a little nervous until the new plan is rolled out and approved. I have some concerns on the funding and how it might impact small schools, but my hope is that all will be treated fairly. We will see how the process works and I am hoping that the legislature will ask for input prior to passing a plan.
Students in high school and middle school should be finalizing their schedules for next year. If you have questions about what classse your child has chosen, please contact your child's school as soon as possible. It is easier to make changes now than in the fall.
Please continue to support our school district and especially our students. They are truly our greatest asset and certainly our future. It takes all of us to help them make their dreams come true. I honestly do appreciate your support for our kids!
Clay Murphy - Supt. of Schools
**Past due fees. If your child has a past due amount, we ask that parents try to get these balances paid down. School budgets are just as tight as home budgets and the school simply cannot carry a large amount of debt from year to year.
***If anyone is interested in being a substitute bus driver, substitute cook, or substitute teacher, please contact the district office 620-456-2961.
April 17 - No school - inservice day
April 27 - No school - inservice day
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St Joseph Catholic School music program moved to Tuesday, April 14th 7pm in the HS auditorium.
2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE
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Full time custodian - Beginning this summer. Year round position. 620-456-2961
Full time or Substitute bus driver - Contact John Seiwert 620-456-2960 or 620-456-2961
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