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From the Superintendent's Desk - October 2020

From the Superintendents Desk:

I would like to talk a little about our upcoming election. One item I would like to address is the school bond.  School systems don’t usually have a lot of extra cash on hand, so when they want to build or are making major repairs they have to borrow money. School bonds are a way for school districts to borrow money.  Investors buy promissory notes like school bonds. The school district gets cash in the short term and agrees to pay the investor back over a fixed period of time. The basic purpose is to allow the borrower to spend money right away and then pay it back over time. The bonds are usually used to fund capital improvement projects like updating and improving, which is our case here at Stapleton. We are not just issued bonds whenever we want. We have to win approval from local voters, partly by providing that funds are needed.

School bonds offer a big advantage over other types of bonds. They are exempt from federal taxation and sometimes state taxation. That is why school bonds are a particularly attractive investment. Our bond issue will have NO net tax impact on taxpayers as the school board has currently been taxing around nine cents in the special building fund to address facility needs. The board will adjust the special building fund down each year to offset what is required for the bond payment.

If you didn’t get a chance to sit in on the informational meetings please feel free to contact the school to come in and visit and tour our school. We will try to answer any questions you have.

We are asking you to please go to the Logan County Courthouse and VOTE on November  3rd or use your mail-in or in-person vote. Just PLEASE VOTE!!!

We are proud of our past. Looking to the future and addressing our needs today!  Let’s make that commitment and give the students the ability to think, learn and evolve no matter what challenges that await them tomorrow.  Let’s unleash their potential to benefit the world. A successful bond issue in an INVESTMENT in our STUDENTS, our COMMUNITY, and our FUTURE.

THANK YOU and remember every vote counts.

Early Dismissal for Football Playoffs

School will be dismissed at 1 PM  for all Pre-K-12th Grade Students this Thursday October 22nd, 2020 for the State-Playoff Football games at O'Neill.  Busses will run accordingly.  GO MAVERICKS!    

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Health Checks

  NURSE CHECKS   Dear Parents        The school nurse will provide health services throughout the school year.  Her first check will be the week of October 27th-29th. We ask that you return this letter before October 23rd.  If we do not receive it by that date, we will assume that you will answer . . .

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Early Childhood Screenings

September 18, 2019 CHILD FIND SCREENINGS NEWS RELEASE (For immediate release) Local school districts in cooperation with ESU 16 are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate in Child Find Screenings. This fall screening will be made available in each school district at the request of parents. Child Find is a screening program for preschool children between the ages of birth and five. . . .

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Elementary Sets First Semester A.R. Goal

The elementary school is aiming to earn 1,200 A.R. points by the end of the semester!    Be on the lookout for big posters plotting student progress. If we reach our goal, we will have an Ice Cream Bash! Each class that meets their goal will get prizes. There will also be individual prizes for top readers within each class!   Thank you to the Booster Club for donating money for the ice cream and . . .

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October Lunch Calendar

Octobers Lunch Calendar. 

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Handbook Changes

  2020/2021 PARENT/ STUDENT HANDBOOK CHANGES   The full handbook may be accessed on the Stapleton Public Schools Website (https://www.stapletonschools.org/).  You may also request a copy from the business office.    Return the signed items to the office by Friday, October 2, 2020 Parent Computer Loan Agreement  . . .

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Community Risk Dial

The Community Risk Dial has been updated.  Please view the press release from the West Central Health District located within the document for more information on how they base their calculations.    8.20.2020 Media Press release Movement in dial.docx

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Parent/Student Handbook

Click on the following link to view the 2020-2021 Parent-Student Handbook. Table of Contents Student Handbook 20-21

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Superintendent Transparency Act Information

The information below has been posted to meet the requirements of the Superintendent Transparency Pay Act. The Superintendent Transparency Pay . . .

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