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Update on All-Day Kindergarten

Loa Elementary did a survey of parents that had students in all-day kindergarten this school year, and also of parents of students coming into all-day kindergarten this year. We wanted to share the results of the survey, see below. You can read specific comments we received here.

Responses of parents of students in all-day kindergarten:

Please indicate if you liked having your child in full day kindergarten. If no please indicate why.

  • YES                 27
  • NO                   2
  • YES & NO         1

Do you feel full day kindergarten has helped your student academically?

  • YES                 30
  • NO                   0

To what degree do you feel the District should expend resources on early-childhood education (Full Day Kindergarten & Preschool) on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being no support and 5 being full support?

  • 1                      0
  • 2                      1
  • 3                      0
  • 4                      1
  • 5                      27
  • No Response      1

Responses of parents of students going into in all day kindergarten:

Please indicate whether you intend to have your child attend optional full day kindergarten or half-day kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year:

  • FULL-DAY                   26
  • HALF-DAY                    7
  • STILL DECIDING          1

If district resources would allow for daily mid-day or one-half day busing for your kindergarten student, would you have your student attend:

  • FULL-DAY                   25
  • HALF-DAY                    8
  • N/A                             1

To what degree do you feel the district should expend resources on early-childhood education (Full Day Kindergarten & Preschool) on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being no support and 5 being full support?

  • 1                      2
  • 2                      2
  • 3                      1
  • 4                      2
  • 5                      27

During the school board meeting on March 9th, 2016, the Loa principal, teachers, and board discussed the options for next year. It was decided to continue offering optional all-day kindergarten for all students. Cherie Blackburn, Loa Principal, stressed that all-day was optional. Parents can continue to make what they feel is the best decision for their students and the teachers and administration will do what they can to be very flexible and accommodating for parents who only want their students in kindergarten a half day or have other specific requests. One parent in the meeting asked specifically when core concepts would be taught and the teachers responded that most are in the morning. They did clarify that anything the students were struggling with was usually continued in the afternoon so a student that only came during the morning may still miss some of those opportunities. If you have questions regarding kindergarten next year, please contact Cherie Blackburn at 836-2851.

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Invitations to Bid

Wayne School District is seeking qualified contractors to submit sealed bids for the following projects:

  1. Reroofing the gym roof at Wayne Middle School. This roof is a membrane roof and is approximately 8500 square feet. Also, reroofing two different sections at Wayne High School, the auditorium and classroom. This roof is also a membrane roof and is approximately 9222 square feet. This roof has solar panels on the upper level.
  1. Repair of the boiler at Loa Elementary. This boiler is a coal/steam boiler that has a leak that can’t be found.
  1. Replace the front doors at Wayne High School. There are four doors and the bid needs to include all closure hardware as well as doors and installation.

More detailed information may be obtained by contacting Mr. Shane Bradbury at 435-691-4126 or Mr. Bronson Oyler at 435-491-3836.  On-site inspections are strongly advised and may also be arranged through Mr. Bradbury or Mr. Oyler.

Bids will be accepted until March 18 at 5:00 P.M.  Bids can be mailed to Wayne School District, PO Box 127, Bicknell, UT  84715.  Please put on the outside of the envelope that this is a roof, boiler, or door bid.

Wayne School District is an equal opportunity employer and provider and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

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Wayne County Residents

The School Board is actively seeking candidates for the position of Superintendent.  The Board is committed to searching for and finding the best and most qualified person to fill this important position.  With this in mind, the Board is reaching out to all community members to request your input and suggestions as to what you would propose are some of the most important qualities or considerations you feel the Board should consider as essential for this position. 

Please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your suggestions to me as soon as possible!  Here is an opportunity to provide your input on this important decision.

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