Superintendent Update

    February/March 2019


    “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  ---- Abraham Lincoln

    In my updates throughout the years, I have used this quote by Abraham Lincoln a number of times.  In fact I used it in my last update! That is because it is a good reminder for me to focus on the positive opportunities before me, rather than on the negative that can throw me off track.  Everyday, I have a choice how I handle the circumstances swirling around me, and how I respond can make all the difference.

    February of 2019 Trout Lake School District is running an Educational Programs and Operations Levy.  This is the same levy that the district has been running for many years. There are some differences in this year’s levy.  First, the levy is $1.50 cents per thousand of your property’s assessed valuation. This is approximately $1.00 less than the current levy that is in place for 2019.  Second, should the levy pass, the school district will receive approximately $290,000 in 2020, and 2021. This represents a significant reduction from the $412,000 that the school district is currently receiving.  There are additional questions and answers in regards to the levy following.  Levy Brochure 2019

    January was School Board Appreciation Month.  I appreciate the service of Carl Allaway, Camden McMahon, Brendan Norman, Joe Dean, and Ken Belieu.  If you see them in the community let them know that you are thankful for their service to our school and community!  

    Best wishes as we finish up winter here in Trout Lake.