Information From your Superintendent,
Any qualified candidates interested in running for a position on the Stanford Public School Board of Trustees must file a Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy with election administrator between December 10, 2015 and March 24, 2016. However, there are restrictions on who may hold office. A trustee may not be employed in any capacity by the trustee’s own school district (with the exception of officiating athletic competitions under the auspices of the Montana Officials Association). The trustee candidate may be related to a school or county employee. A trustee must: 1) be qualified to vote in a district; and 2) be a resident of the school district (in a single member district, a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to becoming a candidate). Qualified to vote means the person must: 1) be at least 18 years old; 2) be a resident of the state and county for at least 30 days; and 3) be a United States citizen. The person must not be: 1) a convicted felon currently serving a sentence in a penal institution; or 2) determined to be of unsound mind by a court of law. The positions currently held by Mr. Ward Smail and Mr. Jason Oltrogge are up for election.
It is beginning to look and feel like winter again. I would like to remind parents that students should be appropriately dressed for the cold weather. If there is an early dismissal or school closure due to weather, power outage, etc., notice will be placed on KMON Great Falls and KXLO Lewistown. A blanket notification will be sent over the emergency notification system and if possible, parents of primary children (grades K1-3) will be notified of early dismissal by phone.
Our school district will be participating in the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. This is a health survey of all 7 – 12 grade students. The results of the survey allow districts to make district, state and national comparisons. It provides our district with data and documentation of risk behaviors for numerous programs and funding applications as well as provide needs assessments for program development, curriculum revision, and long-range school and community planning. The survey is totally anonymous. If you do not want your child to participate in the survey, please let Mr. Tim Dolphay know at 566-2265.
We will dismiss at 1:00 pm on December 21. That is the beginning of our Christmas break. We will return to classes on January 4, 2017. We wish all of you a safe and Merry Christmas.
Yours in education,
Mr. Tim Dolphay