Happy New Year! Here's to opportunities for learning, growth and stretching our abilities in 2020! 

As you fill out your 2020 calendar, be sure to add one of the community listening sessions:
  • January 13, 5:30-6:45, Stewart Elementary Multipurpose Room
  • January 30, 5:30-6:45, Central High School Cafeteria
  • March 3, 5:30-6:45, Oakdale Elementary Multipurpose Room
  • March 21, 10:00-11:15, South High School Commons
Staff Receive  You Make a Difference  Recognition
Cheri Boyer, early education specialist at Heartland Early Education, receives a visit from Jim Fletcher, board member.
Eryn Wright, executive director of human resources, accepts a note of thanks from Jim Fletcher, board member.
Lisa Ochs, physical therapist at Cottonwood, is congratulated by Gary Denning, board member.
Staff members are recognized for exemplary actions when they receive a You Make a Difference award. Board of education members personally deliver a lapel pin and handwritten note to the recipients. Congratulations!

  Read their stories here.

If winter weather affects school - cancellation or delay - phone, email and text messages will be sent to families and staff. 

Find more details here.

January 2020 is School Board Recognition Month and we would like to thank each of our board of education members for their incredible service to our community and our public schools. 

On January 13, 2020 we will welcome three new members; Mark  Bandr é, Scott Gardner and Dana Kossow. Three exiting board members, Carol Brandert, Gary Denning and Nedra Elbl, were honored at their final board meeting in December. Thank you! 
Superintendent Linn Exline, left, and Board President Ann Zimmerman, right, recognized board members who are stepping down from the board. Exiting board members, left to right: Carol Brandert, 16.5 years of service; Nedra Elbl, 8.5 years of service; and Gary Denning, 14 years of service.  

Lisa Ochs, physical therapist (2nd from left), and Mike Lowers, CKCIE executive director, received the check from GSCF Grants & Scholarship staff Brandee Mayginnes, director (far right), and Jessica Fuller, coordinator (far left). 
Granted! New Walking Aids for Physically-Challenged Students

Twenty-year-old orthopedic equipment used in occupational and physical therapies has run its course. Pacer and  crocodile gait trainers, also known as walking aids, will be replaced thanks to $5,000 from the Greater Salina Community Foundation. 

Mike Lowers, Central Kansas Cooperative in Education executive director, explains, "It is exciting to see students literally learn to walk with these mechanical supports and, in many cases, walk unassisted as they grow up." 

Thank you Greater Salina Community Foundation! You can read more about other school partners on our school websites. 

Salina USD 305
(785) 309-4723  |   jennifer.bradfordvernon@usd305.com  |   www.usd305.com

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