• A Message from Dr. Chris Lowder, Superintendent  11/11/2016
    Superintendent Lowder I am pleased to share with you that our district received the 2016 Benjamin B. Tregoe Award for Strategic Leadership in Education. TregoED gives the award to school districts that have achieved enduring results using the company’s tools for collaborative problem solving and decision making.

    By using TregoED tools, our district has created a systematic, transparent budget process that includes soliciting input from district personnel at all levels, as well as County Commissioners, parents and community members. Our process, coupled with the TregoED tools, have yielded increased understanding and buy-in by diverse stakeholders about our districts’ financial needs. We also use TregoED processes in other areas such as hiring decisions, choosing student programs, and technology planning.

    In other news, I offer my congratulations to our returning Board of Education members – David Harrison, Barry Shoemaker and Rob Walter – who were re-elected on Nov. 8th. Congratulations also and welcome back to Cindy Fertenbaugh, who will be returning to the Board. They will all be sworn in next month. I also want to say thank you to Board Member Jeff Phillips for his dedication and service on the Board over the past four years.

    In closing, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and are able to enjoy good times (and good food) with family and friends. I have many reasons to be grateful – among them is the privilege of living in this remarkable community and working for this outstanding school system with an extraordinary group of people.

    Enjoy your break. Be safe.

    With gratitude,
    Christopher Lowder, Ed.D.