Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

February 14, 2020

FPS Welcomes Dr. Chris Hubbuch!

Dr. Chris Hubbuch has been selected as Fulton Public School’s new Assistant Superintendent. Hubbuch has 24 years of experience in education, with 13 years in educational administration and 8 years in central Missouri while teaching middle school social studies and language arts in the Columbia Public Schools.


Hubbuch currently serves as the director of secondary education in the St. Joseph School District. Prior administrative experience includes work as a middle school principal and assistant principal in the Excelsior Springs School District.


Hubbuch’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master’s degree in education from Lindenwood University, a Specialist degree in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a doctorate in educational leadership from Saint Louis University.


Dr. Hubbuch will officially join Fulton Public Schools on July 1, 2020.

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A message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents and Patrons:


Your Board of Education has finalized a year of facility planning that involved information collection through several community forums and a review of current facilities and student enrollment data. As a result, space needs were identified as the significant issue to be resolved. Hence, the $27.5 million proposal to create student space, enhance student safety, and ensure future building sustainability. Specifically, this school year an additional Kindergarten classroom was needed; since space was not available, teacher aides were added to several classes in order to meet state standards.


So the next major challenge is paying for the proposed needs; hence, a general obligation bond issue is proposed that will not increase your debt service levy but will extend actual debt fourteen years. Due to prior financial planning, the Board of Education is able to offer student classroom expansion, gymnasium expansion, facility renovation, and infrastructure modernization at your existing debt service levy of 76.12 cents per $100 assessed valuation.


The following Frequently Asked Questions, FAQ, sheet provides significant information regarding our proposal and discusses the financing. Please take a few minutes to review the FAQ’s and attend an upcoming public Forum either in person or via Facebook Live on the Fulton Public Schools Facebook page.


Thank you for your support of FPS students and faculty. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to work with your student(s).


Sincerely,


Jacque A. Cowherd, Ed.D.

Superintendent

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Upcoming Events

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Important Dates

Monday, February 17 - NO SCHOOL President's Day

Wednesday, March 11 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m. FHS Library

Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27 - NO SCHOOL Spring Break

Friday, April 10 - NO SCHOOL Mid-Quarter Break

Wednesday, April 15 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m. FHS Library

Wednesday, May 13 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m. FHS Library

Thursday, May 21 - Last Day of School Dismiss 2 hours early

Friday, May 22 - FHS Graduation

Monday, June 1 - First Day of Summer School

Wednesday, June 10 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m. FHS Library