Michael Duda, Superintendent
Haslett Schools Identifies District Priorities for New School Year
Say Yes to Haslett
With the start of another school year, I want to thank our parents and community members for saying "YES" to Haslett Public Schools on August 6. The additional 1.25 mills will allow the district to complete projects that will have an impact on safety, such as installation of new doors, improved lighting, sidewalk and parking lot repair. The district also plans to invest in energy efficient HVAC equipment, replace roofs and upgrade the Performing Arts Center.
Each school year, the administrative staff prioritizes goals for the upcoming school year. Goals are identified in five general areas: Student Achievement, Technology, Budget, Communication, and Safety.
The primary purpose of an educational institution is student learning. Our A+ mission is to provide education opportunities that enable students of all aspirations and abilities to grow and learn. This school year, we will continue to implement multi-tiered systems of support for ALL students to ensure their success on assessment, identify more reliable and accurate ways to measure the achievement of our students and promote opportunities for gifted and talented students.
Students of the 21st century rely on technology to learn and connect with each other, their teachers, and the significant adults in their lives. This year’s goals include seeking creative ways to put additional iPads in the hands of students, providing professional development for ALL staff, and refining the use of supportive software applications to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization.
Haslett Schools prides itself in being good stewards of its financial resources. Goals for the 2013-2014 school year include maintaining collaborative agreements with Okemos and Williamston Schools and providing oversight for energy saving programs.
The school district understands the importance of keeping the lines of communication open between parents and community members. We utilize the Blackboard, our website, and our calendar/annual report to deliver information to the public. Our 2013-2014 calendar/annual report is available on the Haslett website (haslett.k12.mi.us) or you may pick up a copy at our Administration Building. The district also hosts informational meetings throughout the school year for our school families. Check your child’s building newsletter and teacher websites for dates and times.
Each school year, a primary priority is to plan programs and outline procedures which provide the safest and healthiest environment possible. The district continues to work with Meridian Township Department of Public Safety to update and implement crisis plans. Our buildings have positive behavior support teams, anti-bullying guidelines, and this year, will update staff on crisis prevention and intervention training.
I encourage you to visit our schools, attend a school event, and take an active role in the education of your child. If you have questions regarding our school programs or policies, feel free to contact me or our building principals. We are here to serve you and our students.