The second issue of the Maple Hill Elementary Charger is here. Read about Charger Families, the book fair and other stories written by MHES students.
The Charger is no longer the only student newspaper in USD 329. This week, the first issue of the MHES Charger went to print.
Elementary principal Robert Schawo comes to USD 329 with promises of continuing the momentum the district already has. Schawo has become the new Elementary school principal replacing Galen Craghead and Kari Kephart. Schawo, who has a degree in public administration and a degree in elementary education, will lead the Maple Hill and Alma elementary schools.
The Charger asked the first and second grade classes from Alma Elementary School and Maple Hill Elementary School to send us their letters to Santa Claus. We were able to look through them before passing them on to Santa, who had his elves write responses to each student.
The Charger asked the first and second grade classes from Alma Elementary School and Maple Hill Elementary School to send us their letters to Santa Claus. We were able to look through them before passing them on to Santa. We also passed along responses from Santa's Elves, who checked every student's status on the naughty and nice lists.
After many board meetings discussing the facilities and bond options, the board was able to pass a motion for an election to occur on May 12 at 6 polling places in the district for the potential 25 year bond, on Option 16.
The regular board meeting started with continued discussion to answer a few leftover questions over the facilities. Once the board had most of their questions answered, a motion was made for Option 10 to be the option moving forward. The potential K-12, Option 10, was seconded, but failed with a vote of 2-5. Seconds later, another motion was made, but for Option 16. The motion was seconded, and passed 4-3. Now it is up to the community to vote either for or against the K-6 in Paxico and 7-12 in Alma.
At the November 18th board meeting, the USD 329 school board will consider a bond issue that will have a major impact on the district.
“It's been a long, thought out process that started with BOE discussions regarding aging facilities that were taking a lot of budget money,” superintendent Brad Starnes said. “It was hard to budget for and we didn't have the budget money to solve the problem.”
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