Posted Date: 08/17/2021
DCPS set the bar last year. We were the only 6A school district to keep our doors open for learning throughout the entire year. Our school community persevered through a tough and challenging time with changing protocols and mandates from state and federal government agencies. Our BOE and school leaders deserve recognition for keeping student learning at the center of each decision. This determination allowed us to celebrate fantastic student achievement in the classroom and on the field as the year progressed. We had graduating seniors who received tremendous scholarships and opportunities. Our JROTC cadet program grew from fifty to one hundred plus participants, and we claimed the 6A Soccer Championship for the second year in a row.
This summer, we were looking forward to a “back to normal” start to the 2021-2022 school year, but that changed last week. The pandemic again challenges our school board members and school leaders. Decisions made today will affect senior years, sports seasons, performance outcomes, and achievement gaps. Difficult decisions can be affected by government policies tied to significant funding sources, and many times it is impossible to please every constituent. We are grateful for the good people in Ford County that have the confidence and passion for stepping forward and committing their time and effort to serve our families, employees, and stakeholders.
Please reach out to our board members and let them know how much you appreciate their work. Lisa Killion, Board President, Tammie West, Vice President, Ryan Ausmus, Jamey Lewis-Gonzales, Pamela Preston, and Traci Rankin.
Thank you for believing in Dodge City Public Schools.