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Parent Input Survey
Beginning in 2012, Idaho Code requires that Teacher Evaluations include input from parents and guardians of students. If you wish to provide input for one or more of your students’ teachers, please access the parent input survey on the appropriate school’s website.
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Lakeland Joint School District 272 does not discriminate or deny services on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex and/or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district Title IX Officer:
Tom Taggart, Director of Business and Support Services
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Lakeland Joint School District ranked #1 by NICHE for 2015!!
“Certainly a top ranking is extremely gratifying and isn't something that just happened overnight. Lakeland has a strong reputation based on our consistently high levels of student achievement, outstanding stewardship of tax payer dollars, and wide variety of student opportunities at all levels in all schools.
Like many of our surrounding districts, we have a tremendous group of administrators, teachers, and support staff that tirelessly serve our students and help them develop and reach their academic goals. As a district, we have always based our decisions on what is best for our kids. That philosophy has been in place for many years and is a mainstay in doing things the Lakeland Way.
The patrons of Lakeland School District have a strong desire to provide education to our students in smaller neighborhood schools. We have six elementary schools, two junior high schools and three high schools that serve 4,100 students. It does cost the district a bit more to operate in this manner but by doing so, teachers and administrators really get to know all the kids on a personal level and it provides so many more opportunities for all students to be involved.
Beyond anything else, we are thankful for the incredible community support we continue to receive.”
~Superintendent Brad Murray
Feb. / March 2015
The mild winter weather has been a welcome relief for those of us charged with making snow closure decisions. Our typical process for any type of snow closure includes our transportation director and me driving our district roads as early as 4:00 a.m., we communicate with the highway districts, local law enforcement agencies, and our own district snow plowing crew to determine if our buses can safely travel the roads and if school parking lots can be cleared. News of any closure is then communicated through local news stations, district email/text announcement system and on our district webpage. Even though we have had a mild winter, we know, living in north Idaho, the weather could change dramatically overnight. Therefore, we will continue to monitor weather reports up until the end of March.
The end of February marks the beginning of the spring sports seasons at our secondary schools. Students will have the opportunity to participate in softball, baseball, golf, tennis, and track. With the mild weather, our sports teams will be able to access the courts, fields and track area much sooner than they have in the past. Overall, our schools offer competition activities in the fall, winter, and spring for 7th through 12th graders and last school years participation numbers show that our two 7th and 8th grade junior high schools had a combined 200 male participants and 230 female participants. Our 9th – 12th grade high schools had a combined 534 male participants and 410 female participants. For our small neighborhood schools, those numbers represent a large population of students participating in extra-curricular activities within their school. All of our student athletes sign a code of conduct prior to participation and have represented themselves, their school, and community in a very positive way. For that, I am thankful to the students, parents, and coaches and it is something that all of us can be very proud of.
Town Hall Meeting
Please consider attending our February 19th meeting at John Brown Elementary or our March 19th meeting at Betty Kiefer Elementary. The purpose of these meetings is to provide our public stakeholders an opportunity to engage in dialogue with our school and district administration and trustees. The district will briefly provide current information about the Lakeland Jt. School District, discuss public education at the local and state level, and highlight some of the dynamic programs taking place in our schools and answer questions.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. -John Brown Elementary
Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.-Betty Kiefer Elementary
As a result of the Town Hall meetings we will work to address critical issues transparently, involving community members in our decisions that must be made about our classrooms, schools, students, and District. We will also maintain our track record of inclusion and collaboration with our parents and community members in this effort.
A Community Committed to Academic Excellence and Dedicated to Student Success is not just a slogan, but it is our practice and our promise to you! We acknowledge and celebrate that all staff, all entities, and all community members raise students and student achievement. In so doing, we prepare each student to be successful, and our students develop a strong sense of community.
On behalf of our District, please accept my thanks for your support of our schools and our students and, on a personal level, for the opportunity to lead and work with you as your superintendent.
We look forward to meeting you at one of our Town Hall meetings!
Superintendent of Schools
Lakeland Jt. School District #272
The Lakeland Way
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