November 30, 2023
LPOSD Families and Community Members,
As we close out November, I just want to express my gratitude for our amazing students and families—you make our district a vibrant community, and serving you is a true privilege. I love both the longstanding history of multiple generations of families who have attended LPOSD schools, as well as the many new faces to our district. Another thing I have loved about November was witnessing the community gatherings at various LPOSD schools for our Veteran's Day programs. It is heartwarming to see our students and Veterans interact in meaningful ways. We love to show our appreciation for north Idaho's Veterans!
You may remember that facilities (improving school safety and addressing deficient building conditions) was identified as the #1 community priority in last year's survey. The Board-approved Long Range Facility Planning Committee had their third meeting earlier this week. The committee discussed funding options for capital projects and facility conditions. So far we've toured Northside and Sandpoint Middle School. This committee is made up of community members from each region of the district, who meet to better understand the current state of our facilities and seek to prioritize solutions to some of the challenges of our aging school infrastructure.
December is nearly here and snow is in the forecast! I hope that we can be mindful of the approaching winter weather. From a leadership point of view, I believe it's crucial to reduce the number of snow days so that learning can go on without interruptions and our school remains a safe and warm place for our most vulnerable students. As we prepare for the unique challenges our climate can present, let's continue to support one another through the winter months. You can find more information about school closures below.
With Much Gratitude, bwm
Dr. Becky Meyer