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Morris Leatherman survey results spark conversations about district changes

Young students flood out of Brookview Elementary at the end of a busy school day. Brookview is one of the newest elementary schools, which was a result of the new and incoming students coming from the southern areas of the district. This K-5 school was opened as a result of the B.O.L.D. plan that was put into place after the district shut down Withrow and Marine Elementary.

Rachel Duerr, Online Editor

September 26, 2019

In August 2019, a public research team called The Morris Leatherman Group conducted a phone survey with 570 randomly selected residents of the community to assess the attitudes and obtain opinions of the residents and parents in the district with all of the changes made in recent years. The Morris Leatherman Group ...

Idea Quest hopes inspires change within district

Science teacher Stacy Bartlett submitted seven Idea Quest ideas last year, with one being chosen. Bartlett's chosen idea was a therapy dog.

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

November 15, 2018

Idea Quest is a way for the district staff to submit ideas about solving problems or adding to the district. During the end of Oct. and beginning of Nov., staff are able to submit their solutions through a website and then vote on them. Idea Quest began in 2017 with five ideas being accepted, one...

Idea Quest garners original ideas from staff to improve district

Alternative Copy Story by Josh Framke

Susan Hubard, Video Editor

November 28, 2017

During the early part of November, staff have been invited to create and share suggestions via PONY Idea Quest, a website for sparking innovative ideas and helpful changes in schools districts. Idea Quest is a big step up from the school districts’ last approach at making changes. This is t...

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