PLEASE ATTEND OUR COMMUNITY FORUMS
Cafeteria at JES: 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 2.8.2017
Library at KHS: 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 2.22.2017
Once again, it is time to advertise our critical, annual levy. On March 14, 2017, please go to your local polling station and cast your vote for our children’s education. The levy provides about one-third of the core funding for our school district. Without these resources, we would be forced to cut programs and staff, and defer critical maintenance projects.
Rural schools throughout Idaho maintain their educational programs and facilities by passing local levies. Here in Kendrick Jt. School District, we include our programs and facilities in our strategic planning and draw funds for these projects at levy time. Our constituents support us because we are very careful with these resources and use them to the best advantage. For example, during the past four years, we have systematically installed split-duct heating and cooling systems and solar panels at Kendrick Jr/Sr. High School and split-duct heating and cooling systems at Juliaetta Elementary School. Because these units are more efficient than oil-burning-furnaces, we have significantly reduced our heating costs year-over-year.
At Kendrick Jr/Sr. High School we have replaced interior classroom doors and door handles for safety and replaced classroom windows in three classrooms. We have seal-coated the parking lots at both schools and replaced antiquated kitchen lighting with LED lighting. We have maintained the roofs at both schools by applying WDG Silicone materials, installed a vacuum system and added a greenhouse to our agriculture science building. Our buildings are more than 50 years old, but you wouldn’t know that when you walk through them, because we maintain them so well. We remodel and upgrade instead of replace. We have also adopted a new language arts curriculum at Juliaetta Elementary School. As a result, we serve our students well and manage within the resources provided for us.
Our mission is “preparing today’s children for the challenges of tomorrow.” Simply put, we are preparing our children for the rigors of the digital age in a global economy. A quality education levels the playing field for the children we serve. I am proud of the well-rounded, education our highly qualified staff provide for all of our children. Every employee knows the critical nature of our mission and is dedicated to serving our students. Our staff does a great job and one that is worthy of your support.
This is our levy renewal message:
- The Idaho State Legislature does not fully fund our district’s basic educational programs
- Requested amount of support for next year is $860,000, the same as this year – NO INCREASE
- We continue to need the supplemental levy to help pay for about a third of our core program
- The levy will not add any additional or unnecessary programs or materials
- We are asking our electorate to help us maintain the quality programs we have put in place
- An investment in our children’s quality education is an investment in a better future
- Juliaetta Elementary and Kendrick Junior/Senior High are among the best schools in Idaho
Our School Board has done a great job keeping the levy rate level from year to year. We want you to know that the levy is crucial to maintaining the quality of our children’s education. Education is not funded adequately at the state level. So, the local supplemental levy provides essential resources needed to keep our schools operating in the black. Please protect our future and help Kendrick Joint School District #283 accomplish its mission of “preparing today’s children for the challenges of tomorrow.” Please join with us and vote on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Dr. Lindsay Park, Superintendent
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