2022-2023 Back to School Newsletter
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Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are thrilled to welcome our returning Lansing USD 469 families and those new to our district. It has been an honor and pleasure to have been a part of the Lansing School District over the past 26 years, having served as a teacher, building administrator, district administrator, and now starting my third year as Superintendent.
Last year was a successful year in USD469. The addition of Miles Azzeh as our Director of Teaching and Learning was a highlight at the district level. His passion for reading at all grade levels will help prepare our students for their futures. His leadership in updating the Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum will help align our classrooms for a consistent, high-level experience for ALL of our students. USD469 also increased our communication efforts with monthly informative videos from the district and high school levels. Highlighting information for our community and parents helps to strengthen the partnerships between our schools and the neighbors we serve.
This new school year offers some new opportunities for input into our school system. The USD469 Board of Education voted to go through a formal strategic planning process beginning in September. Please consider adding your input to the process by serving on the committee. This will help set the district's direction over the next five years and make our district more aligned with our community's needs and wants.
Two other major changes coming this way will impact our families differently. Last year, our district piloted an activity bus for students that needed a ride after practices and tutoring at the secondary level. We will continue this program through the next school year. This increased access is incredibly important for students to be actively engaged in school. Another change from the last two school years is that lunches will no longer be free for all students. The rules will revert back to an application process to be eligible for free/reduced meals. Hungry students make it difficult to learn. Please reach out with any questions to the district office.
I am once again honored and humbled to lead this incredible district into a new school year. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-727-1100 if I can be of service. As always, "Every day is a great day to be a Lion." Thank you for supporting Lansing USD 469 and Kansas public education.
Dan Wessel, Lansing USD469 Superintendent of Schools