Board of Education Members
May Issue by Lana Ford, Board Trustee
Greetings Viking Families:
May is a very busy month. We want to encourage you take the opportunity to vote on May 7th regarding the 2019 Bond proposal. We took your comments and concerns regarding the November 2018 Bond proposal seriously, making major adjustments to the new proposal, focusing on three major areas; Community Coming Together for Kids, Improving Opportunities for Kids, and Capital Improvements. We hope you have had the time to review the material that was mailed to your homes. We want to thank you for your consideration of the bond and appreciate the support you give to our students.
With the school year quickly coming to an end, we are thankful for all the good things happening at our schools. As many of you may have noticed, the new access entrance from Amy School Road to the High School campus is being developed. We project the road will be completed by early July. Also, the new well at the Middle School has been drilled and is in the water testing phase. Both projects are being paid by our Sinking Fund.
Last month, we were awarded a competitive safety grant from the Michigan State Police. These funds will be used to enhance, improve and upgrade many safety features at our school buildings. Tri County Area Schools were among just a few schools receiving this grant.
This past April brought a visit from the Michigan Department of Education. Dr. Scott Koenigsknecht, who is the deputy superintendent of the P-20 System and Student Transitions Division for the Department of Education, visited each of our schools and their classrooms to see the educational opportunities afforded to our students. He was very impressed regarding the “good things” happening at each of our schools.
Teacher Appreciation Week is also occurring May 6-10, 2019. The Board of Education would like to thank each of our educators for their support and dedication to our students. We are very appreciative of their passion to serve the needs of our students and to better prepare each student for future success.
Congratulations to our seniors who will be graduating May 23rd. The graduation ceremony is a time to commemorate their achievements, anticipate future opportunities, and embrace a world of infinite possibilities. We know each of our graduates will find their path to success and we wish each of them well on their journey.
Thank you for allowing me to serve you and our schools. Have a wonderful May. We are TC!