After two (2) solid weeks of advocacy at the Capitol, I am happy to announce that
we will be open to receive students back in school on Monday, April 16. We are so
appreciative of your generous support and understanding during this difficult time in our
state. Please know that our returning to school is in no way an abandonment of our
commitment to ensuring that our voices are heard in regards to funding. Our teachers are
putting together teams of delegates that will report to the Capitol regularly throughout this
movement and beyond.
Upon returning, children grades 3-8 will participate in State testing according to
their schools testing schedule. All of our end of year celebrations, assemblies and
ceremonies will go on as scheduled. At this time, we do not have to make adjustments to
our school day to ensure that we meet our 1080-hour rule for instruction as required by
the State. It is paramount that you plan to have your child in attendance and on time daily
for the remainder of the year.
I also want to take this time to thank all of you that either voted for or encouraged
the support of our historic $14.69 million dollar bond issue. We will publish a detailed
schedule and budget of the projects in June of this year and anticipate work to start this
July. We are so excited!
We will see you all on April 16! Thank you again for your unwavering support and
commitment to Millwood Public Schools!