Superintendent Update

Kruse's Korner

Plans for the end of the year are beginning to take shape barring anymore days of missed school.  The graduation celebration will be held on Sunday, May 19, starting at 2:00 p.m. in the gym.  The last student day for school is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, with school being dismissed at 1:30 p.m.  The June 12, July 10, and August 14 summer school board meetings will be held in the mornings beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!  Upon the completion of local and state graduation requirements, 14 students are scheduled to receive Ar-We-Va diplomas.  Your hard work and dedication have finally paid off as you begin a new chapter in your journey through life.  Please take a moment to thank your family, Ar-We-Va staff members, and friends for supporting you through the first 18 years or so of your journey.
It is always a sad time as we say good-bye to some of our valued employees.  Allison Stowe, PS teacher, and Cheryl Magill, Special Education teacher, have decided to look for employment closer to home or accepted another position. I am proud to say I helped serve with each of these caring teachers.
The first day of school next fall is scheduled for Friday, August 23; this is the first legal date schools can begin.  The 2019-20 school calendar will be posted on the district web-site this summer.  Instead of a calendar with early outs on Wednesdays for in-service, next years calendar will have full day in-service days built in through-out the year.

It is the policy of the Ar-We-Va Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 256.10(2), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 – 1688) Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by the Ar-We-Va Community School District, please contact the Superintendent at Ar-We-Va CSD, 108 Clinton Street, Westside, Iowa 51467, telephone 712-663-4311, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661.

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Revenue Purpose Statement

Please vote on November 5, 2019

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Revenue Purpose Statement Ballot  

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What is a Revenue Purpose Statement?

Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund

Failure to approve the proposed Revenue Purpose Statement will not eliminate the existing Revenue Purpose Statement, which remains in effect until it expires, or until January 1, 2031 whichever is earlier. Once the existing Revenue Purpose Statement expires, if a majority of eligible electors voting on the question fail to approve the proposed Revenue Purpose Statement, revenues received by the school district from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) fund shall first be expended for:

  • Payment of principal and interest on revenue bonds;
  • Reduction of bond debt levies and all other debt levies;
  • Reduction of PPEL levy.

On an annual basis, once these levies are paid from SAVE funds, the district may use any remaining revenues from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education fund for any eligible infrastructure purpose.