BOOKS, BOOKS, EVERYWHERE!
OCTOBER 17, 2017
OPEN HOUSE / BOOK FAIR / LITERACY NIGHT
BOOKS AND BEATS
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON NOV. 7
Operating Levy Referendum/School Board Election
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, is election day. If you would like to vote early, absentee voting is available at the District Office, 10 Civic Center Plaza, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents of Mankato Area Public Schools will vote on an Operating Levy and the election of three School Board members.
As a result of our Operating Levy expiring on June 30, 2018, our School Board has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authority. This proposed authorization would include an increase of $365 per pupil and would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years beginning with taxes payable in 2018.
The most common question we hear is, “What will the money be used for?” The dollars go to people, programs and day-to-day operations. Here is a link to our Q & A article which will help answer that question. This is an exciting time for our growing school community. Funding will help us to continue our work and provide the resources we need for the education of each child, retaining and recruiting staff and our daily costs.
Please visit the District website www.isd77.org under “quick links” where you will find more information about the operating levy, a tax impact calculator for your property, and candidate information.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the District Office at 507-387-1868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised: 2016-17 applications for free or reduced priced meals expired on October 16th, and students enrolled in these benefits will begin incurring regular-priced meal charges at that time. If you would like to renew those benefits or see if you qualify, please send in a 2017-18 application. It can be downloaded from www.isd77.org/page/5075, picked up at your child's school or mailed to you by the food service office (507-388-7442).
Let me know if you have questions and thanks!
Kelsey Rounds, MS, RD, LD
Interim Director of Food Services
Nutrition & Wellness Specialist
Mankato Area Public Schools & Mankato Clinic Foundation - Partnership in Health
Phone: 507-207-4303 Fax: 507-388-5773
PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)
If you would like to order additional Jefferson Jags clothing, here is the link! The online order will be open until November 1. Thanks!
October 26th from 6-7:30 pm.
GAMES, PRIZES, SNACKS, MUSIC, DANCING. Tickets will be sold 4 for $1.00.
Costumes can be worn but need to be “school appropriate.”
Sign up to help at our fall festival- http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F45ABAE2AA4FB6-fall3
DATES TO REMEMBER
Thurs., Fri., Oct. 19-20 - NO SCHOOL - MEA
Thurs., Oct. 26 - PTO Fall Festival
Fri., Oct. 27 - Picture Retake Day - AM