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Duke Tip Program

"Seventh grade student at Council Grove Jr. High has qualified to attend Duke Talent Identification Program summer study programs. She earned qualifying scores on the ACT to attend the summer programs, according to Ruth Vilander, gifted facilitator at 417. Sanaia Palmquist, daughter of Dawn and  Lucas Palmquist, qualified for the Duke TIP Center of Summer Studies and for Duke TIP State Recognition. She has been . . .

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K.I.D.S Matching Grant Program

On behalf of the Kansas State Treasurer’s Office, I kindly request your assistance in raising awareness and utilization of a very unique matching grant program with the sole purpose of helping Kansas families with modest means fulfill their students’ dreams by continuing their education after high school.  As you may be aware the Kansas State Treasurer’s Office administers the state’s Learning Quest 529 . . .

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Kansas Reading Roadmap Program

It has been several weeks since last I posted a message.  Since my last post, there have been items that will impact our students, their education and nutrition, that I want to share with you. The first piece of news involves USD 417 being selected to participate in the Kansas Reading Roadmap program.  This is a reading intervention program specific to students in grades Kindergarten through 3 rd grade.  The purpose of . . .

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Summer Food Service Program

A second piece of news that I believe is very important for our families involves our community’s involvement this summer in the State/Federal Summer Food Service Program.  This will be the first summer that Morris County has been involved with this meal program.  The goal of the program is to provide at least one meal a day to children ages 1-18 free of charge.  USD 417 has over 50% of our students that qualify for . . .

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The State’s Search for Sources of Income

Currently two bills, SB 505 and HB 2728, are being worked in the state legislature.  The reason that these two bills have been introduced is, simply put; the state does not have enough revenues to account for their approved state budgets.  The whys as to how this has come about citizens should already know.  What you do not know is the content of these two bills and the impact on USD 417.  Both SB 505 and HB 2728 . . .

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