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October 2012 Newsletter

The 2012-2013 school year is a month over and things are running very smoothly. Currently our enrollment is 528 students compared to 508 last year for grades K-12. We have twenty-five kids in our preschool program.

I want to encourage everyone to stay in touch with your child(s) teacher. Stay informed of what your student is doing well and what he/she needs assistance with. I cannot emphasize enough how important communication is in improving student performance.

Congratulations to Mrs. Alison Smith who received the “Readers Choice” teacher of the year award in the North Platte Telegraph. Mrs. Smith is very deserving of the honor.

The budget for the 2012-2013 school year was approved at the September regular meeting. The total levy decreased by .015922. The total levy for the year will be $1.078441 compared to $1.094363 last year. The budget is divided in individual funds as follows: General Fund: 1.033366,Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund: .036060, Special Building Fund .009015.

The total school levies in Lincoln County for all funds for 2012 that were submitted to the Lincoln County Courthouse are:

Brady    1.225180
Sutherland   1.185504
North Platte 1.178815
Maxwell 1.080850
Hershey 1.078441
Wallace   .800839

Parents will be notified when we are not having school due to bad weather or other reasons by ADT/Data Source automated calling system. Please make sure that you notify the school if you have any special number you want the system to call to give you the school closing information. 

We will still be calling the following news media to inform them of a late start or closing so you may want to listen to one of the following radio or TV stations: KNOP-TV, KX104/KODY radio,KOLN-TV, NTV, KOGA radio, and KELN/KOOQ radio.

Make sure to stop by my office or give me a call if you ever have any questions or comments. 

Have a great month!

Dr. Michael J. Cunning, Supt.