At the September 25 School Board meeting, the District certified taking only $1.6 million of a possible $5 million available in the current opt-out of the state's property tax freeze. Dr. Maher explains what the opt out is used for and why the District is only taking this amount, which will actually save home owners money over last year's tax rate.
The Sioux Falls School District will offer seasonal flu shot clinics for middle and high school students. Students in grades Early Childhood-5th grade should visit with their primary health care provider regarding getting the vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine. Vaccination is especially important for children younger than 5 years of age and children of any age with a long-term health condition like asthma, diabetes and heart disease. Students should visit with their primary health care provider regarding getting the vaccine.
The Ignite contains important information regarding the rights and privacy afforded to students and their families by federal law. Each postal customer in the city, as well as new students enrolling into the Sioux Falls School District, will receive an Ignite to ensure compliance. Ignite Magazine 2017-2018
The education landscape across the country, as well as in Sioux Falls, is changing rapidly. Across the board, students are held to higher standards yet are expected to maintain stellar results. While environmental pressures are changing, Sioux Falls School District (herein referred to as SFSD) continues to be committed to responding to a changing landscape while maintaining its high levels of academic performance and becoming a world leader in preparing its students for the future.
SFSD is proud of its achievements and academic performance to date and believes when it comes to educating our children, “average” is not part of our vocabulary. SFSD highly values diversity in both the community and in our schools and recognizes we must do more to support the whole student in the best way possible to close the achievement gap across our student populations.