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Investing in the Future

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For decades, the Osceola community has graciously supported the mission of the Osceola School District of creating lifelong learners who will have the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to lead productive lives in a democratic and sustainable society. The District is proud of the support the Osceola community has provided over the years to sustain programs and offerings for students.

We are honored to have outstanding teachers and support staff. They are our most valuable asset for creating well-rounded students by delivering high quality instruction, creating relationships that offer social and emotional support, and engaging students in clubs and activities outside the classroom. The District “Exceeds Expectations” on the Wisconsin State Report Card and our Middle School “Significantly Exceeds Expectations,” with the fourth highest score in the state.

We are very appreciative of the support from the community to allow our buildings and grounds staff to continue to keep our buildings clean, safe and modernized. We truly have the best facilities in the area. We are fortunate to still have our custodial, transportation and food service departments under our local control and not contract for those services.

All students must graduate college and career ready for our community to remain strong. Through the visionary focus of the School Board and Administration, the District has continued to provide reasonable class sizes, up-to-date technology infrastructure, along with using best and next practices related to curriculum and technology integration to prepare students for their future endeavors. Students needing advanced curriculum are fortunate to have access to Advanced Placement courses, STEM and PLTW, Fine Arts, two Foreign Language options, and Career and Technical Education (CTE), which includes Agriculture, Business, Technology Education, and Family and Consumer Education.

The District has also built a strong foundation for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI), each providing a multi-level system to support students needing additional services for social emotional and academic challenges. This structure is highlighted by early intervention which is a cornerstone for supporting students and their differentiated needs. High quality Special Education programming is also available to students in Early Childhood through 12th grade. As a district, we admire the commitment our staff has for meeting the needs of all learners.

These opportunities are the catalyst for ensuring the continuous improvement of an exemplary educational program.

Last spring, our Strategic Planning process engaged educators and community members in creating a long range, future focused vision. Community feedback from the Strategic Planning survey identified support in the following areas:

Hiring & retaining quality staff

Providing consistent student programs and services

Maintaining reasonable class sizes

Meet increasing social & emotional needs of students

Maintaining current facilities & grounds

Our School District, like others across Wisconsin, needs to address the gap between allowable revenue under the State’s revenue limit formula, and expenditures in order to meet its short and long-term goals of preparing students to be college and career ready.

Community support on April 4, 2017 will provide the financial means needed for continuing high quality programming for all of our students and carry forward the working partnership between the School District of Osceola and the Osceola community.


Respectfully,

Mark Luebker, Superintendent & Board of Education