District & Community Announcements

Ongoing community, district & school announcements.

Millard South Craft Fair - November 25th

posted Nov 15, 2017, 9:52 AM by Jamie Wingender   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 9:53 AM ]

Google Docs Video


Find Holiday Support at Tinsel & Tears

posted Nov 5, 2017, 7:12 PM by Jamie Wingender   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 7:12 PM ]


Curriculum Materials Community Review Opportunity

posted Nov 5, 2017, 7:07 PM by Jamie Wingender   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 7:07 PM ]



Who:  All MPS community members are invited
What: Open House to review the proposed curriculum materials for
PK-12 Language Arts
 and 
9-12 Family Consumer Science 
When:  January 18th from 6:30PM-8:00PM
or
 January 23rd from 6:30PM-8:00PM
Where:  Ron Witt Support Service Center
Entrance A

Millard Budget Update - Meeting Dates

posted Sep 26, 2017, 8:24 AM by Jamie Wingender   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 8:25 AM ]

By now you have heard that on September 5, 2017 the Millard Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to ask voters to override the levy limits by a maximum of up to 9 cents. The MPS Board of Education is committed to only using what is needed to maintain our high quality programs. We anticipate our expenses will go up around 3 percent next year.  

Budget Facts: Since 2010 we have eliminated more than 50 administrative and teaching positions despite growing more than 1,200 students. We are the third lowest spending school district per student in the state of Nebraska. In order to meet our budget, we have reduced administrative support, increased class sizes, and cut valuable programs. Our spending has increased an average of 1.2% annually during this time while our revenue has increased less than 1% a year during this same time period. We have tried to keep cuts as far away from the classroom as possible, but recognize that the next round of cuts will have an even more significant impact on our schools. More information about the budget is being shared at our budget meetings.  

Budget Meetings: In response to this resolution, we have been hosting budget meetings in each school building. Recently, a number of people have asked if they can attend a meeting outside of their assigned school. The answer is yes. We want the community to be informed regarding our school district budget. Below are the dates of the remaining building meetings. All of the meetings start at 6:30 PM and last about 45 minutes. Please pick one to attend so that you can be informed.  


Timeline: Ballots will be mailed October 23rd and must be returned by 5 PM on November 14.

Budget Video: Prior to attending a budget meeting (or even after attending a meeting) the following video link provides an explanation of our budget.

Link: https://vimeo.com/233075098

We remain hopeful that changes in funding would make it so that we do not need to access this levy authority. However, because we have been continuously reducing our budget over the last number of years, we are seeking your input. It is time for our community to weigh in and determine whether we continue to offer the programs we have or make the necessary adjustments.  

Regards,  

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Jim Sutfin, Ed.D.
Superintendent 
Millard Public Schools 

Twitter: @jsutfin 
www.mpsomaha.org

Suicide Awareness

posted Aug 29, 2017, 12:39 PM by Jamie Wingender   [ updated Aug 29, 2017, 12:40 PM ]


A Message from Millard South High School- Football games at Buell Stadium

posted Aug 29, 2017, 12:24 PM by Jamie Wingender

 

Millard South High School extremely excited about the start of the football season. Our students/spectators have a reputation of exhibiting great school spirit and sportsmanship at activities. We expect our students/spectators to support the Patriots in a loud and positive manner and not to belittle or taunt opposing athletes or teams.

The NSAA prohibits many activities such as the use of artificial noise makers and students/spectators entering the playing fields. In addition, Millard South and Millard Public Schools do not allow students to bring in items from outside into the stadium such as backpacks, food/drink, body paint, baby powder, beach balls, etc. Just a reminder, students are not to wear masks or have their faces fully painted. It is our goal to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all of our spectators. We have a very low tolerance for poor behaviors at school events and spectators will be escorted from the premises for certain activities including the use of profanity or throwing of any items.

Each year, we like to set a positive tone and also remind our students and parents of the district’s strict position on the use of alcohol and drugs. Please be aware that at any school function or activity we reserve the right to screen every student as they enter or leave a school activity.

Thanks,

Millard South High School

Millard South Learn to Swim - Fall 2017 Information

posted Aug 14, 2017, 7:01 PM by Jamie Wingender   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 7:01 PM ]


Safe School Hotline

posted Mar 7, 2017, 8:21 AM by Jamie Wingender   [ updated Mar 7, 2017, 8:23 AM ]


Cox Communications Discount Internet Information

posted Aug 26, 2016, 12:52 PM by Jamie Wingender   [ updated Aug 26, 2016, 12:53 PM ]

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