Newsletter-WOC (legislators), concerts, budget development, VPELL update, snow makeup days.
Happy 2013! The 2012-2013 school year is at its halfway point already. It has been a very good year at G-R so far. I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy time with friends and family
One of the new opportunities for G-R high school students this year has been the Cedar Valley West internship/job shadowing program. Our seniors have the chance to spend time experiencing careers that they are interested in pursuing after high school. This program is a component of the collaborative efforts between G-R, Aplington-Parkersburg, Dike-New Hartford and Grundy Center. On December 11th three Iowa Legislators Representatives Pat Grassley and Lance Horbach, along with Senator Bill Dix visited the Western Outreach Center to meet with district and Hawkeye Community Colleges to hear more about how our collaborative efforts are working. We are regarded as a model program that will be encouraged throughout the State. Special thanks to the legislators for taking the time to come and hear about the great things going on in our area.
The Board is investigating bonding against the Voted Physical Plant and Equipment Levy that was passed in September. By bonding against the future revenues we would be able to complete a number of the projects in the near future, instead of having to space them out over several years as the funds come in. Current interest rates also make bonding an attractive option at this time. This could help us to provide some major improvements to our facilities in a relatively short period of time.
On December 20 and 21 we were unable to have school due to the snowfall we received. Those days will be made up on January 21 and February 18. Please plan accordingly.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to call me at 319-345-2712, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.