Glenwood Community School District
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10/25/10 > Fiber Optics Project
We ran 3.5 miles of Fiber Optic cabling from the Middle School to Northeast and West Elementary and also to our print shop. This fiber allows us to have 10 gigs of connection speed between buildings for a cost of $150,000. This replaces our 3 meg lines which were rented from Qwest. To do the same thing through Qwest we would have been charged over $6,000 per month. Our payback on this project is roughly 25 months and we own this forever and have much greater flexibility. The funding for this project was done through our local option sales tax dollars and did not come from our general fund.
2/03/11 > Instructional Support Levy Passes!
The Instructional Support Levy passed by approximately 29 votes on February 1, 2011. The canvassing of the ballots will take place the week of February 7, 2011. The voting totals were 868 for and 839 against. This is a great gift that has been afforded to the Glenwood Community School District. The funds will be used explicitly for our curriculum process, training staff and providing professional development along with the purchasing of resources and technologies for our students and staff. The formation of the curriculum coordinating council will take place this spring. This council will make all decisions concerning curriculum, instruction, and assessment. In addition, they will act as oversight on the spending of the Instructional support dollars the district receives. This committee will be made up of certified staff, classified staff, parents, students and AEA personnel.
1/31/12 > City/County/School Super Board Joint Meeting
On January 31st, at 6:00 P.M. the City Council, County Supervisors and the Glenwood Community School board met for the first time in history to get to know each other and to hear what each entity is currently working on and what the future plans are for each. The meeting was facilitated by Mark Ford. It is our hope that we can continue to meet on a quarterly basis to seek out and partner on common projects that are beneficial to each.
2/12/12 > Revenue Purpose Statement Vote a Success! 406-54
On Tuesday February 7th, 2012, the constituents of our great school district overwhelmingly passed the revenue purpose statement. This is a huge support for our district and it allows us to continue to keep our district's physical plant and equipment on an upward trend as well as provide resources to support our technology vision. We are still dedicated to paying down property taxes from our recent bonds for our high school and west elementary remodel. We thank the patrons of our district for supporting our efforts to provide a world class education to our students.