District News

    Real World Learning: Liberty Students Put Research into Action
    Real World Learning: Liberty Students Put Research into Action
    Posted on 4/19/2019
    When given the creative freedom to tailor a recent research project to their passions and interests, eighth-graders in Andree Philpot’s language arts class at Liberty Junior School ended up creating an impact that reached far beyond their school’s walls.
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    After School Homework Clubs Provide Extra Help
    After School Homework Clubs Provide Extra Help
    Posted on 4/18/2019
    What started as a group of school administrators, teachers and aides traveling to a neighborhood has grown into a popular after school activity. Several Lakota elementary schools are offering extra help for students through homework clubs.
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    In-School Therapists Provide Easy Access to Mental Health Services
    In-School Therapists Provide Easy Access to Mental Health Services
    Posted on 4/17/2019
    The lack of awareness and stigma attached to mental health issues keep the majority of young people from getting help. That’s why Lakota is partnering with MindPeace, a local non-profit that connects its network of professional mental health providers with schools to increase student access to quality, affordable mental healthcare.
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    Latest Lakota Shout-Outs: 4.15.19
    Latest Lakota Shout-Outs: 4.15.19
    Posted on 4/17/2019
    There are lots of great things happening around Lakota. Here are some recent special shout-outs to students and staff members.
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    Transportation Update: Contract Signed Between Petermann & Bus Drivers
    Transportation Update: Contract Signed Between Petermann & Bus Drivers
    Posted on 4/17/2019
    Lakota Local Schools has been notified that an agreement on an amended contract has been reached between its bus provider, Petermann Transportation, and its drivers. The negotiations have ended and a new contract is in place.
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    Agreement Reached: Transportation to Continue
    Agreement Reached: Transportation to Continue
    Posted on 4/16/2019
    Overnight, an agreement was reached between Petermann Transportation and its drivers. The strike has been avoided. Transportation for any students who utilize Lakota busing will begin this morning, as the bus drivers have agreed to return to work.
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    Transportation Video Update from the Superintendent
    Transportation Video Update from the Superintendent
    Posted on 4/16/2019
    Please watch this special video message from Lakota Superintendent Matthew Miller, who reflects on the last 24 hours of communications surrounding the negotiations between the school district's busing provider, Petermann Transportation, and their bus drivers. Since sending this morning's communication, we have received the unfortunate news from Petermann that the agreement is still tentative, pending the outcome of another vote this evening. For this reason, we must all prepare for another potential strike.
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    Petermann Bus Drivers Announce Strike, No Transportation Until Further Notice
    Petermann Bus Drivers Announce Strike, No Transportation Until Further Notice
    Posted on 4/15/2019
    This evening, Lakota Local Schools was notified that its contracted bus provider, Petermann Transportation, could not reach an agreement in contract negotiations with its drivers. The bus drivers have chosen to strike, effective immediately. This means that beginning the morning of Tuesday, April 16, busing will not be available to any students who utilize Lakota school transportation until the drivers return to work. This includes special education preschoolers and high-schoolers, as well as parochial school students.
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    Lakota/BCESC Relocating to VanGorden in August
    Lakota/BCESC Relocating to VanGorden in August
    Posted on 4/12/2019
    The Butler County Educational Service Center and Lakota preschool program will have a new home for the 2019-20 school year; the program will move to VanGorden Elementary School in the fall. The decision to consolidate the program to one school is a result of the recent enrollment study the district commissioned.
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