Schools are busy all year long

Schools are very busy places. This is true in January as well as June!

Our custodians accomplish a tremendous amount of work over the summer. As a district, we encourage them to take as much vacation time as possible during the summer, so that it is not as disruptive to the day-to-day operations when school is in session. With that said, we also ask them to remove and clean everything from classrooms, extract carpets, polish floors, etc., in order to have a clean and healthy environment for our students.

In addition to the general cleaning, school personnel are coordinating various improvements that have been arranged with outside contractors. Major projects are all coordinated in the summer to provide the least interruption to the learning process.

District level personnel are closing out one fiscal year and starting another. Ordering supplies, processing personnel changes and preparing for another year for the business-side of the educational process makes summer one of the busier times of the year.

Summertime finds teachers and principals obtaining additional training, continually improving because they care about kids. Our professionals are life-long learners wanting to provide the best possible education for our district’s children.

Finally, the students are extremely busy. Summer school, driver education, summer conditioning, summer music lessons, basketball leagues, team camps, cheerleader activities, etc., all take place in our facilities.

This year, we have an added activity at our schools. Funded through the Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund, we are extremely fortunate to offer summer school to students. This additional opportunity requires staff to create and modify schedules, plan and implement courses, and be present to make a difference in the lives of children.

I wish to extend my appreciation to all those who work behind the scenes to see that we are ready for students at the beginning of the school year. School may be out for summer, but the work is continuing.

Todd Evans24 Posts

Todd Evans currently serves as Superintendent of Prairie Hills USD No. 113 in Kansas. USD No. 113 operates Pre-K through 12 schools in the communities of Sabetha, Wetmore and Axtell.

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