What’s Going on at School
Spring in here or near and some students are counting down the days.
Our high school math teacher will be replaced for the remainder of the year beginning April 16. We will have a replacement.
We will be unable to offer Drivers Ed this summer but are planning on being able to provide next summer.
Attendance at our student led parent teachers conference has improved over attendance the last few years.
OPAA. Our food service provider would like feedback on their service. Contact Tina at Cstepp@opaafood.com
We will be getting some ESSER (Covid) money soon. It must be spent on covid related expenses.
Our budget is looking good for the remainder of the fiscal year, which is June 30th. We are cutting it close with our local option budget, which is dependent upon local tax dollars. We had to cut that budget last year to keep from raising taxes. Our spending this year has been very restricted and we have some pressing needs coming up. Our track is in desperate need of repair, to the point we had to stop hosting track meets. We also need a new fire alarm system soon, as well as other needs.
Our OVT (Outside Validation Team) visit is this week. This is a group of three Superintendents to which we present evidence and data of how we are complying with the Kansas State Department of Education KESA (Kansas Education Standards Accreditation) mandates. We have made and will continue to make many modifications to our educational process to meet criteria and hopefully will be accredited. We are in year four of a five-year implementation and have worked very hard to raise our educational bar. The feedback we receive from our KESA coach is very good. She indicates that we are improving dramatically and nearing the top as compared to other schools.
As always, if you have any questions swing by the office or give me a call.