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Superintendent's Blog "2020-2021"

After a summer of tremendous outrage over social injustice and a fall that showed continued increases in virus rates across the globe, we entered into 2021 with a tragic event at our nation’s capital. Like many of you, I was saddened, angry, and confused about how this could happen in our country, and immediately thought about how our children are always watching. However, I believe that within the tragedy that we witnessed at the Capitol, there is an opportunity for all of us to learn from our past mistakes. I believe that schools must continue to empower and engage our students with opportunities to seek peaceful solutions to the challenges of our local, national, and global community. Our students are watching how all of us respond to this opportunity and I am hopeful that we will show them what true leadership looks like.
 
The past 10 months have been tumultuous for sure, but still continue to highlight amazing stories throughout our school community. We have seen our District employees go above and beyond to make sure that our students and families have what they need, academically as well as socially and emotionally. Yes, we have all had to endure many unprecedented challenges; but if we continue to work together, we will ensure we are preparing our students to be responsible, open-minded critical thinkers that will be lifelong learners who support their local communities. We must continually look backward to learn from the past, but be forward-thinking to ensure we are making the community around us a better place for all. This spring will see many opportunities for the Grandview C-4 School District. In April, the District will place on the ballot a $45 million dollar bond as well as a $.60 cent levy increase. The bond will be the largest in our history and will be a No Tax Increase Bond issue. This will allow the District to provide the level of quality facilities that our neighboring communities have seen. The levy increase will be the first for the District in more than 15 years and will allow the District to provide the highest quality of educational services possible while also continuing to attract and retain the highest quality teachers and staff possible.
 
I remain excited about the future of the Grandview C-4 School District and am continually proud to be the Superintendent. Thank you for your support and for allowing us the opportunity to educate the next generation of leaders.
 
-Dr. Kenny Rodrequez
Superintendent of Grandview C-4 Schools