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Inclement Weather Make Up Plan

The District Calendar Committee has historically built in two weather make up days. This year those days are Friday, May 24, and Friday, June 7.  The January 23 and January 28 snow days will be made up as follows:


Friday, May 24:  Full day of school for students

Wednesday, June 5:  Full day of school for students

Thursday, June 6:  Half day of school for students


To address the weather-related school closings on January 30 and January 31, the District will use the state provision regarding instructional minutes. Through the 2013 Wisconsin Act 257, the state legislature eliminated the requirement of 180 days of student contact. School Districts remain responsible to meet the necessary hours requirement outlined in the Wisconsin State Statutes.  As a result, the District is no longer bound to making up every inclement weather day if the required hours can be met.


Since the District has enough instructional hours built into the schedule at every level, students and staff will not make up the January 30 and January 31 weather days.  We are hopeful that these will be the only days that the District is closed. If we encounter additional school closing days, the District’s plan is to use existing instructional minutes or add instructional minutes to the current school calendar to meet the state requirement.  By having a full day of school on February 1, we gained back instructional minutes that may be helpful in the future if we have delayed starts, early dismissals, or additional school closings.


Information regarding Hours of Instruction-Administrative Rule can be found at the following address:  https://dpi.wi.gov/cal/days-hours


Should you have any questions, please contact your school principal or Director of Human Resources, Sharon Simon.  Ms. Simon coordinates the District Calendar Commitee and can be reached at 906-6501.

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Fond du Lac School District Board of Education Votes to Go to Referendum

After a December 17 Special Meeting of Board of Education Vote, the Fond du Lac School District will be placing two referendum questions, totaling $98.5 million, on the April 2, 2019 ballot. The purpose of the questions will be to address various needs at the schools related to three main focal areas: improving safety and security; upgrading building exterior by replacing roofs, windows and doors; and updating building systems related to heating ventilation and air conditioning, electrical and plumbing.


In the fall, a community survey was conducted, indicating that a majority of Fond du Lac’s residents would support a referendum in the $90 million range. Using that figure, Board members reviewed information provided by the architects and contractors related to the scope of need within our buildings. Upon review, Board members and school district administrators prioritized areas with the greatest need to arrive at $91.5 million for question one. 


Question two will ask the community to consider air conditioning for the eight buildings that currently do not have it. This question will ask the public for $7 million dollars, which would allow every school to provide the same climate-controlled environment for students and staff. Hence, a total of $98.5 million will be requested from the community.


The District will be mailing additional information to all district residents in the coming months. Please watch your mailbox and the district website for further details. Should you have questions, please call 920-906-6502 or email referendum2019@fonddulac.k12.wi.us.


 
Community Supports School Board Pursuing a Referendum

The Fond du Lac School District has received a strong nod of support from the community to move forward on updating school district facilities according to the results of a community survey that was conducted last month. A presentation by School Perceptions, LLC, the firm that conducted the survey, shared the results at a Board of Education meeting on October 22nd.

The survey was completed by 2,259 people, including 850 parents of Fond du Lac School District students.   Respondents strongly support the District updating safety and security, addressing failing building systems, improving accessibility for people with disabilities and improving educational support spaces throughout the District.
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District Facility Study Survey Results
The preliminary results of the Community Survey that was recently conducted are available for review. Please click on this link and go to Facility Study Community Survey Results on this page to see the October 22 presentation to the Board of Education. 
My Stop App Helps Parents Track Buses

Fond du Lac School District parents can now use the free My Stop app to determine the location of their child's school bus. The My Stop app displays the school bus's location on a map, as well as provides the estimated time of arrival to a specific student's bus stop. The location of the bus is automatically updated every few seconds to accommodate any delays.

Approximately 1300 students ride the bus each day to and from Fond du Lac public and parochial schools, according to Marian Sheridan, Fond du Lac School District’s Coordinator of School Health and Safety Programs and Attendance and Transportation. GPS technology was installed in every school bus last summer.  This year, new computer software was added that links the GPS data with the school bus route database. 
 
"We know that parents want to have access to transportation information so they don't have to call to find out if buses are running late," Sheridan said. "The  primary intent of the app is for parents to have this transportation information at their fingertips."       
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What's going on for families in the Fond du Lac area?
Flyers with information about some of the activities for children or families happening in our community are available by going to the Families tab and selecting Things To Do from the drop-down menu. 
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