On Dec. 11, 2017, The Board of Trustees of the Oregon-Davis School Corporation approved the need for a referendum tax levy be placed on the ballot at the primary election on May 8, 2018. The public question to be submitted to the voters shall be:
For the eight calendar years immediately following the holding of the referendum, shall the Oregon-Davis School Corporation impose a property tax rate that does not exceed twenty-nine cents ($0.290) on each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation and that is in addition to all other property tax levies imposed by the Oregon-Davis School Corporation for the purpose of funding current and future educational and operational expenditures.
If the twenty-nine cent ($0.290) property tax rate is approved on May 8, 2018, the total referendum tax levy will not exceed twenty-nine cents ($0.290). The current referendum tax levy of nineteen cents ($0.190) will be eliminated and will be replaced by the approved twenty-nine cents ($0.290) property tax rate.
The School Board and the superintendent appreciate the community input. The input demonstrated the need for the school corporation to evaluate all cost effective measures involving all operations of the school corporation. With the partnership of the school corporation evaluating all cost saving measures and the taxpayers passing a twenty-nine cent ($0.290) referendum tax levy, the Oregon-Davis School Corporation will continue to provide the standards of excellence that is valued in the Oregon-Davis community.
Several guest speakers visited on Dec. 12 to speak to OD ninth, 10th, and 11th graders about the various vocational programs available to students. A very special thank you to all these folks:
- Becky Wasio–Early Child Ed Program
- Toni Palm–Cosmetology Program
- Jerry Gurrado-Auto Tech, Automation & Robotics, & Welding Programs
- Curt Feece–Networking Program
- Scott Kaser–Precision Machining Program
- Marcello Marino & Sam Soliman–Culinary Arts Program
Students and parents, be sure to visit this site to learn more about the vocational programs available to our students. http://ncavcindiana.weebly.com/.
OD students had a great time in November doing some community service by raking leaves for the day. The students did a great job! It’s nice to know the public appreciated it as well. Here is a card we received in the mail. We are proud to have been of help.
Oregon-Davis SADD recently held a basketball fundraiser game to raise money for local police department K-9 units. The Oregon-Davis SADD team defeated the Starke County Sheriff and Chad Dulin from the Knox Police Department 59-51.
Pictured, from left, are Justice Crum, K-9 Officer Chad Dulin, Kandis Sauer, Dr. Harman, K-9 Officer Rob Olejniczak, Leena Tetzloff, and Jenny Quinn.
Oregon Davis hosted another fabulous Veteran’s Day! Everyone worked together to make this a memorable event. The band played while the students watched the veterans honored the way they deserve. Thank you for your service; we are forever grateful.
Oregon Davis students worked hard on Community Service Day! A huge thank you to all the students and staff who participated and helped plan our community service day. The kids raked a lot of leaves in a lot of yards! We are proud of everyone involved.
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If you have sidewalk chalk and are working on graffiti in art class what would you do? That’s right, you graffiti your name on the sidewalk! This was a great project for our kids and added great color around the building!
Check out this coverage from WSBT about how our elementary school now has access to a physician on campus.
OD is privileged to have access to technology in and around the classroom. With this privilege, comes a responsibility to use this technology in the way that it was intended. We call this being a good “Digital Citizen.” We expect staff, students and parents to uphold their role in creating good digital citizens.
As a parent or adult, you will need to set ground rules on technology use. In addition to this, monitoring media use and discussing appropriate sites to visit will help. It is also recommended that you know your children’s passwords and codes for their devices. Regularly checking their social online behaviors will help as well.
It is important for students to be aware of acceptable online practice. Students should avoid sharing or posting inappropriate images, sharing passwords, posting personal information and communicating with unknown numbers or individuals. Students can also be aware of suspicious behavior such as being asked for pictures, being asked to use a webcam and being asked if they are alone. Students are also expected to refrain from cyber bullying, spreading rumors or gossip, posting pictures of others without their permission, pretending to be someone they are not and threatening or harassing others. If students are aware of cyber bullying, they are asked to inform an adult immediately.
Students must be aware that once a picture, comment or file is placed on a public internet site, it’s out there forever and it cannot be taken back or deleted. It is more important now than ever that parents know what their children are doing online. Take the time to talk to your children about this important subject. For more information, please visit www.commonsensemedia.org.