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This summer has been a productive one and the start of school is just around the corner. As we near the month of August, plans are being made for the official start of school on August 22nd. The actual enrollment date is Wednesday, August 8th from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and from 1-7 p.m.
We have made considerable progress in several areas this summer. The most noticeable is the upgrades of the AC & heating systems at both attendance centers. We are also busy adding window coverings and some tile in several classrooms at the middle/ high school. Other improvements at the high school include a new Interactive Video classroom that enables us to connect to many school districts across the state to send as well as receive classes not typically offered at the high school. When it’s all said and done, we’ll have a facility that is in many ways superior to many small rural schools.
Another upgrade deals with instructional technology. We are making changes to upgrade our district website, making it more reader friendly and more accessible for parents. Throughout this decade we’ve seen incredible changes in new technology for classroom instruction, making learning fun and more enjoyable. Schools all across this country have discovered ways to enrich student achievement via instructional technology.
Lastly, and certainly more important, the school district will continue to manage district resources wisely. In the past, the Kansas Legislature has seriously reduced funding for schools. Prior to this year, cuts in school funding have hit us hard. But, we are managing our resources to keep our district “out of” financial crisis. We are beyond the point of having “luxury” items and into decisions about what needs to be kept and what must be eliminated. We’ve seen tough times before and we have survived. However, it will take continuous foresight to get through this era of dealing with less and providing that same level of service.
Our elementary students have achieved, based upon test scores. On the high school level, our graduation rate is one of the best around. Our facilities and staff are getting better every year with continuous improvement based on the core values we hold. These factors, as well as others, reflect why USD 387 continues to be a strong and sustainable rural school option. It is the goal of this administration to continue to focus on student success through our commitment to every child and every family. We want this school year to be a positive experience that will benefit everyone.
Dr. Don Grover
Superintendent/Principal USD 387
Principal: Brent Mumford
20704 US 75 HWY
Buffalo, KS 66717
Toll Free – 877-596-8249
Principal/Superintendent: Dr. Don Grover
833 River Street, P. O. Box 128
Altoona, KS 66710
Toll Free – 877-596-8556