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  • Bring in your Box Tops and earn money for Dalton!

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  • Student Absences
    If your child(ren) will not be in school please let the office know by 9:30am.

    You can either call the office at 208-772-5364 or send an email to either drhodes@cdaschools.org or sveach@cdaschools.org.

    Thank you!


     

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  • ice cream Fridays
    Friday is Ice Cream Day at Dalton!
    The cost is 50 cents per ice cream. You can purchase a prepaid card for your student.

    Send money with your student to the office and we will be sure and apply it to your student’s punch card!

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    Facts about the Levy & Bond
     
     
    We have a unique opportunity, based on growth & property value increases, to pass a school M&O Levy & Bond without raising current tax rates.  We encourage you to contact Superintendent Matt Handelman with any questions or comments at info@cdaschools.org or 208.664.8241. PDF files of this information are available for download to share.
    No change to the current tax rate!      

      The School Board is asking voters to approve a $16M M&O Levy for two years, a $1M annual increase from the current levy. The School Board is also asking voters to approve a $35.5M Construction Bond. 
     
     
    INVESTING IN OUR SCHOOLS WITHOUT RAISING TAX RATES: 

    MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS LEVY
    Reliance on the Levy has changed. What was once supplemental, is now essential funding.
    50% MAJORITY VOTER APPROVAL REQUIRED TO PASS
     
     
    More than 1 of every 5 dollars we spend on students comes from M&O Levy. M&O Levy dollars fund the day-to-day operations of educational programs & services, bridging the gap between funding provided by the state & the cost of meeting the educational opportunities our local community desires.
     
    The Levy is ESSENTIAL to fund critical programs & education needs beyond the basic funding from the state. By state law, M&O levies expire every two years thus we must ask our community for a renewal to maintain a high level of service & programming for our students.
      
    CURRENT LEVY DOLLARS SUPPORT: 
    • Ongoing reduction in class size initiative
    • New curriculum materials/textbooks for students — a multi-year plan to align with the state’s recommended text replacement cycle
    • School Resource Officers (SROs) for safety
    • Student transportation beyond state minimum
    • Athletics, music, performing arts & extra-curricular activities
    • Para professionals & staff who support student learning
    • Advanced academic support for high achievers (ALP) & remediation for struggling students
    • Maintenance, groundskeeping & repair of school buildings & facilities
    • Technology devices & tools to enhance student learning

     

    ADDITIONAL LEVY DOLLARS WILL SUPPORT:
     
    • Bus purchases with 3-point harness safety belts
    • English Language Arts curriculum adoption 
    • Resources to support class size reduction targets
     

    CONSTRUCTION BOND
    These important projects address safety, equity of opportunity, future growth & current overcrowding.
     66.67% SUPER MAJORITY VOTER APPROVAL REQUIRED TO PASS
     
    Our School Board is also asking voters to approve a $35.5M Construction Bond. Bonds finance building improvements, remodels & new construction, as the state provides no funding for this purpose & does not allow for the collection of development impact fees as a funding source. 
     
    The Bond will provide much-needed facility improvements & repair for our older schools, & includes expansion & new construction to offset & reduce class sizes. View the complete Phase 1 Projects list. Projects include:
     
    • A new elementary school, to include the acquisition of land and construction in the NW section of the district
    • Coeur d’Alene High School: Seven new classrooms replacing all portables; Additions to the gym, weight room, south   building entrance & an update to track surface
    • Lake City High School: Eight new classrooms replacing all portables; Additions include practice gym, weight room  wrestling room, multi-purpose room; Updates to the track, parking lot & bus loop
    • Lakes Magnet Middle School: Additions to the gym, multi-purpose room,  cafeteria, CTE classrooms, band/music room &  updates to hallways & lockers; Renovation of main office/security configuration; Update to parking lot, play field, storage building 
    • Dalton Elementary: Additions include art, music & multi-media rooms; Upgrade to parking lot
    • Building systems upgrades to four schools listed above including flooring, plumbing, HVAC, security, technology
    • Fernan STEM Academy parking lot safety improvement 
    • Hayden Meadows Elementary upgrade to gym floor
     
     
      
     PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE ON MARCH 14TH

     

     

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  • Library Books

    I get to spend time with some pretty marvelous kids during my work week, and last week we spent our time talking about about the meaning of community as well as introducing our brand new books.  One definition of community that rings true in Coeur d' Alene  is "a feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals."  It means the world to our kids here at Dalton that people they have never met, or even seen, care enough about them and their education to hold fundraisers that, in turn, allow me to purchase books that they help choose.  Besides having the BEST job ever, my heart is full in knowing that our community is behind our future leaders 100%!  

    Mrs. Fuchs 

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