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NVPS - Possible Bond Issue

The Northview Public Schools’ Board of Education is asking for additional feedback regarding the possibility of placing a bond issue before voters in November 2011.  The Board surveyed the community in May 2011 with general questions regarding the community perspective of the need to improve school district facilities.

Since that time more details regarding the “what” of a potential bond have been developed.  The cost to taxpayers has also been determined.  Now we are asking you to provide additional feedback based on more detailed information regarding the replacement, remodeling, and addition to our facilities as well as improvements to our technology systems.

NVPS - We believe...

NVPS - We believe...

“Northview Public Schools and its community inspire and develop literate, creative problem solvers, ready for continued learning and career success, while becoming productive members of society.”

This very clearly stated “End” (desired outcome) was approved by our Board of Education in June 2010.  The statement has a simple elegance as it describes what we are charged to accomplish as we enter the 2011/12 school year.

We believe every student can learn.   We believe we are all responsible for student success and learning.  We believe integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior guide the treatment of students and adults.  We believe that people working together can accomplish anything.  We believe in continuous improvement with a focus on accelerating student academic performance and nurturing their social development.  After all “We are Northview.”

No Dog Park for Rockford, Yet

No Dog Park for Rockford, Yet

Rockford City Council members recently listened to residents about funding for a dog park. At the regular May 9 city council meeting, no action was taken at this time, leaving fund-raising efforts up to local residents who want the park. Start-up cost to the City of Rockford was estimated to be between $15,000 and $20,000. The major cost, about $12,000 would be erecting a two section fence around and dividing a old ball field which is located on the Rogue River Nature Trail, one section for small dogs, one for large dogs. City Council members were divided on the issue of funding, not wanting to use taxpayers' money in such a tight economy,  and one in favor of seeing if local residents could raise the total amount needed to fund the park.

NVPS Superintendent's Blog - This Is Not "Extra Money"

NVPS Superintendent's Blog - This Is Not "Extra Money"

From: http://nvps.net/

Good Morning,

Yesterday, Governor Snyder and Republican leaders of the House and Senate announced they had a budget deal.  The Governor claimed that K-12 education received an "extra" $300 million for next year.  This is not "extra" money for K-12.  It is the return of 1/3 of the $900 million taken from the K-12 School Aid Fund that was used to help fund the 86% tax break for business ($1.5 billion).  The return of $310 million equates to $200 per student state-wide.  The first $100 must be used to offset mandated increases to the State retirement system.  The second $100 per student is awarded to those school districts who demonstrate "financial best practices" that have not yet been identified.

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NVPS Superintendent's Blog - A $900,000 Raid of the K-12 School Aid Fund Means...

NVPS Superintendent's Blog - A $900,000 Raid of the K-12 School Aid Fund Means...

From: http://nvps.net/

Good Afternoon,

Today we started the move toward announcing the necessary reductions to solve the budget issue caused by the Governor's budget proposal to cut $470 per student from K-12.  As you know the proposed reduction means and additional $1.6 million less in revenue for Northview next year.  Governor Snyder has asked the legislature to approve the K12 budget (and the rest of his budget proposals) no later than May 31, 2011. Overall our budget reduction is at $3.2 million.  We cannot wait any longer to begin our preparations for next year.

Northview school board candidates

Northview school board candidates

Voters in the Northview School District will elect two school board members in the May 3rd election.

There are two board seats up for election and only two candidates, both of whom are incumbents.

James Manikowski is the current Northview Board of Education President.  He has been on the board since 2002.

John Belaski is up for the second available board seat.  Belaski has been a member of the Board since 2007.

Northview Board of Education members serve 4 year terms.

You can see a complete list of Kent County elections here.