District Updates - January 2016 -

From Mr. Folks, Superintendent of USD 379

Greetings from the District Office!

I would like to express my appreciation for a great start in the new semester. Your attitude, work ethic, and dedication to our students continue to be great. Thank you!


This newsletter will have a few updates pertaining to our district. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Facilities & Other Updates

The new windows, doors, flooring, and other work around the district are getting close to being completed and look good. The CCCHS Auditorium, CCCMS Storm Shelter, and the CCCHS Softball Complex ... (click here for the rest of the story & pictures)

DISTRICT COMMUNICATION

When to Close School for Inclement Weather: It is typically a stressful decision as to when to close school for inclement weather. I was told by one of our Board members that, “You’re never going to ‘bat a thousand’ on these decisions!”, and boy, was that a correct statement, especially this year! Of course, I realize the majority of students always hope for a snow day, but ... (click here for the rest of District Communication)

BUDGET & LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

I’m not sure how much you have read or heard about Kansas Public Schools having too much in cash reserves. This has been an ongoing battle between ... (click here for the rest of the Budget & Legislative Updates)

FORT RILEY ECONOMIC SUMMARY

We just received this from Fort Riley. It contains good information about the base. We value our families that are connected to Fort Riley and appreciate all that they do for our country. Click on this link to view the Summary.

IN CLOSING

Thanks for taking the time to read my notes. Again, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know. Staff -- thank you for all that you do for kids, our staff, and our district!

Contact Mr. Folks at:

P. O. Box 97

807 Dexter St.

Clay Center, KS 67432