No school Thursday, Jan 24, 2019, due to unsafe conditions on our back roads at this time.
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Good Evening Cros-Lex Families. Due to very icy road conditions on many of our back roads, Cros-Lex School's will be closed on Thursday, January 24th. Check our school website at www.croslex.org for updates tomorrow. I hope everyone has a wonderful evening and Go Pioneers!
The Croswell-Lexington Board of Education has unanimously approved placing a sinking fund proposal on the May 7th ballot.
If the 0.9 mill, 10-year sinking fund proposal is approved by voters, the tax rate will be the same as last year’s levy. “The bottom line is that homeowners will see no change in the tax rate they are now paying if the 0.9 mill sinking fund levy is approved,” said Dan Gilbertson, Superintendent of Schools.
The primary purpose of the sinking fund proposal is to repair and upgrade Cros-Lex schools and school facilities. The proposal will generate a total of $4.9 million in revenue over its life of 10-years.
Gilbertson said that the sinking fund proposal will help assure that Cros-Lex schools and school facilities support 21st Century instruction and learning. “In addition to updating our schools, the sinking fund revenue will be used to enhance student safety, to upgrade fire alarm systems, to replace parking lots, and to increase energy efficiency by replacing worn out boilers and roofs.”
Board of Education President Katie Gordon said that voter approval of the sinking fund proposal will enable us to deal with repairs and updates that will significantly improve Cros-Lex’s learning environment.”
According to Gordon, the sinking fund proposal will affect every Cros-Lex student and every Cros-Lex school facility. “The proposal makes good financial sense because it is a pay-as-you-go proposal,” she said. “Hence, the school district will not incur any interest costs.”
Gilbertson believes the sinking fund will help assure that Cros-Lex students continue receiving a quality education in a learning environment that is safe, secure, and up-to-date.
Gilbertson said that the school district will be producing informational materials to explain the various components and benefits of the sinking fund proposal. “We want to make sure members of the community understand the proposal and that all of their questions are answered before the May 7th election.
January 10, 2019
The key to a brighter future for our nation’s children is a strong public education system. Every day, students count on public schools across the country to help prepare them for a successful future. Whether they understand it or not, students rely on adults in our schools to help them ensure they have access to resources to help them learn, keep their buildings safe, and have highly qualified teachers to guide them in their learning. It takes a pure, unwavering commitment to a community to make this all possible.
The unsung heroes contributing to the success of our students are dedicated and ordinary citizens with an extraordinary commitment to public schools: they are our school board members. Cros-Lex School Board Members approach their volunteer work like it is a full-time job, making personal sacrifices, and often they are willing to take time away from their own families as they strive to ensure our students and employees have the best possible schools to learn and work.
Their job is to establish a vision for the education program, design a structure to achieve that vision, ensure schools are accountable to the community and strongly advocate for continuous improvement in student learning. The job of a school board member is tough, the hours are long, and many times they are not appreciated as much as they deserve for the difficult and important role they have as a member of a School Board.
The month of January marks the observance of School Board Recognition Month. This is an opportunity to show our year-round appreciation for these servant leaders and begin to better understand how local trustees work together to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. We encourage you to join with others throughout our community, state and nation, to honor the men and women who provide grassroots governance of public schools.
I invite you to join me in thanking the following Croswell-Lexington Community School Board Members for their service and dedication to our Schools’ and community:
Mrs. Katie Gordon, Mr. Dennis Gardner, Mr. Joe Vitale, Mr. Mike Noll, Ms. Amie Stillson, Mr. Russell Nowiski, and recently elected new school Board Member Ms. Kim Kerszykowski.
Daniel E. Gilbertson
School Canceled - Poor Road ConditionsDate: Jan 24Calendar: CrosLex District Calendar
School Board Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMSchool Board MeetingDate: Feb 11Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMLocation: Croswell-Lexington Middle School, 5485 Peck Rd, Croswell, MI 48422, USACalendar: CrosLex District CalendarAll meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Middle School Media Center
No School for StudentsDate: Feb 15Calendar: CrosLex District Calendar
No School - President's DayDate: Feb 18Calendar: CrosLex District Calendar