District Update from Dr. Stufflebeam
Parents, Guardians, and Colleagues:
I am excited at the prospect of sharing information that doesn’t include the word “snow”! We have had a tremendously successful year and have plans for the upcoming year so I thought I would send you an update.
As you know, our teachers and administrators have been working hard to continually improve learning and instruction in all of our buildings. We are in the process of implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of
Support (MTSS), which screens students based on their math and reading skills and provides additional help for those who need it. We have adopted new math resources and are in the process of adopting new resources for reading and other subjects as well.
We have added new personnel to help with math, reading, and instruction at LES, LIS, and LMS and are focusing just as much on the overall needs of all of our students. To that end, we have also added a new social worker at LES and an additional counselor at LHS.
There are more opportunities for students at LHS as well. We have added three new career pathways (Engineering, Programming/Software Development, and Natural Resources and Environmental Systems). We have also doubled the access to a wide variety of vocational/technical opportunities by allowing juniors as well as seniors to take those courses for dual credit at KCKCC.
All of these improvements and additions have been accomplished while actually increasing our cash balances. In fact, Moody’s Investor Service, which sets the credit worthiness of many organizations, recently upgraded our credit status. Lansing is a great place to work, live, and raise a family. Thanks to our teachers, staff, administrators, and school board, it is also a great place to educate kids.
If you haven’t already done so, please help us improve our service to you by filling out this brief Family Engagement Survey: https://districttools.org/family/lansingfespring2019/gVXq5K/locale
Please let me know if I can be of any service. Thank you for supporting Lansing USD 469 and Kansas public education!
Darrel Stufflebeam, Superintendent of Schools