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2 September 2017 Superintendent Message


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This Community Cares!

I have been very impressed with how much our community cares!  You can see examples of it all around you.  You could see it in the Back to School event hosted by community volunteer organizations.  There were many students who received supplies and services that would have gone without, if it hadn't been for our caring citizens.  There were many volunteer organizations that cared enough to organize and donate to our students.  We are very grateful!

You could see it in the parents’ faces as they brought their students to the Back to School event hosted by the school.  So many parents stepped up to volunteer their time in the child’s classroom, or with extra supplies for students, or with extra milk money for elementary students who needed the extra help.   Parents and community members showed that they were willing to help out in any way they could.  We are very grateful!

You could see it in the Kiwanis Club of Chariton when they showed up at 6:00 a.m. to cook pancakes for the All Staff breakfast on August 18.  They volunteered several hours of their time to show their support of our staff members.  Everyone enjoyed delicious pancakes.  We are very grateful!

You could see it in the crowd at the first home football game.  The stands were full and the crowd supported our students with enthusiasm and encouragement.  Having community support helps the student athletes perform better.  We are very grateful!

Chariton cares about its community and school!  For that, we are grateful!

We have a school board and PPEL election coming up on September 12, 2017.  We would really appreciate everyone taking the time to vote.  For the school board election, there are two Board seats open.  In Director District 1, Dave Rich is running unopposed.  In Director District 5 (at large), Dusty Cain is running for re-election along with Jerry Book as a challenger. 

Also on the ballot on September 12, is the renewal of the PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment Levy).  The District uses this levy to do exactly what the title implies – take care of and improve our physical spaces and our equipment.  Over the past few years, this levy has been an important source of funding for keeping our bus fleet in good shape, making fire & life safety improvements, building updates to roofs & tuck pointing, and facility improvements.  The District has more improvement projects planned that will improve our facilities and increase safety for our students We hope you have been able to see the benefit of having the PPEL and will vote in the upcoming election.  This is a continuation of the current levy and not something new.

THANK YOU for caring about our SCHOOL and COMMUNITY!  It shows and is appreciated!  Go CHARGERS!

Paula J. Wright

Superintendent, Chariton Community School District