FROM THE DESK OF ANN M. CARDON…
May 1, 2019
Welcome to May! I was sure hoping for a nice spring after the intense winter weather we have endured this year; however, that is obviously not in the cards for us.
On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, we have a very important issue on the ballot. We are asking you to consider the renewal of our current 18 mill Non-Homestead millage. I am attaching the same flyer I sent out a couple weeks ago that summarizes the issue. In a nutshell – this is a renewal of the millage approved in 2014, the tax is levied on non-homestead property only and the money is integral to our operations. Please make sure to get out and vote on Tuesday! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
As you know, spring is the time for state mandated assessments and depending on what grade level your child is in – you are happy to have it behind you; or for our 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th grade students we are gearing up to start! We realize that testing can be a stressful event for our students and we do our very best to talk with the students about not putting additional pressure on themselves. These assessments are only one indicator of student achievement.
There has been a great deal of talk across the state about the status of the legislature taking action on snow day forgiveness plans. As a reminder, we are provided with six days to use for conditions out of our control, and there is a waiver you can apply for to be awarded three additional days. We closed school for nine days this year for conditions beyond our control. We applied and received approval for the three additional days – so we are all set! FYI – the legislature still has not settled on this issue so many districts are getting down to the wire with their decisions.
May is a busy month as we bring the school year to a close. Please check the school calendar for upcoming events in all grade levels for musicals, concerts, athletic and academic events.
Your partner in education,