Letters to the Editor

Thank you for supporting Lakewood schools | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

On behalf of the Lakewood School District Staff and Board of Directors, I want to sincerely thank the voters, volunteers and elected officials for their active support of our students and schools. The quality of our communities is inextricably connected to the quality of our schools. With the support received from this past levy election, that connection is strengthened.

Renewal of our Replacement Levy will provide support to our general fund programs and services for the next four years. The passage of this levy also means we now can avoid having to make staffing reductions and adversely impact class size. In addition, it provides the opportunity to maintain student co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, move forward with needed textbook adoptions and also attend to general maintenance needs of our facilities.

The Capital Projects and Technology Levy funds will be utilized over the course of the next two years to address some of our major facility deficiencies and continue our quest to have all classrooms outfitted with current technology systems. With an interest to engage our community and seek their feedback, the district will also use a portion of these levy dollars to embark upon preliminary planning for a potential bond measure to be sought in 2014 to modernize our high school.

The Board remains committed to providing the best possible educational experience that can be delivered to our students with available resources.

We will continue to look for ways to economize and reduce expenses without compromising the quality of instruction or learning opportunities for students.

We are grateful to the many hardworking volunteers from the Lakewood Levy Committee whose dedicated efforts effectively communicated the importance of passing these levies. In the end, it is our students who stand to gain from the efforts of these people and from the resolve demonstrated by our citizens to preserve the tradition of excellent education in Lakewood Schools.

Again, thank you very much for your ongoing support of our schools, our students and their future.

With deep appreciation,

Dennis Haddock, Ed. D.

Superintendent, Lakewood School District No. 306

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