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  • Board Approves Budget, Plans for November Election

    The District 50 Board of Education unanimously approved the 2014-15 budget while signaling its intent to go to the polls in November to ask voters to approve a mill levy override and bond proposal.

    Budget
    The District 50 budget includes $3.8 million dollars in cuts to the general fund, which includes, most notably, the elimination of 63 positions and an increase in pupil-teacher ratios of 1.5 students. It’s believed that attrition and retirement will absorb most of the cuts in district positions. Every segment of the district work force, ESP, licensed staff and administration is impacted by the cuts.
    Budget decisions were made after extensive conversations with district staff and with input from the District Accountability Advisory Committee and the District Fiscal Oversight Committee. In addition, public input was sought in April via an interactive online process.
    Last November, voters rejected a $5.25 million mill levy override that necessitated the budget cuts. Members of the District Fiscal Oversight Committee told the Board of Education and District 50 administration that while the District’s finances are strong it is imperative that future budgets not include deficit spending.

    Mill Levy and Bond Election
    Details concerning ballot language and the dollar amounts involved have not been determined at this point. The Board of Education will address those specifics in the coming months. District 50 voters last approved a bond increase in 2006 and a mill levy override in 2001.

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  • Summer Food Program

     
    This summer Adams County School District 50 is participating in the summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children aged 1-18 without charge.  Meals will be available Monday through Friday at:

    Westminster High School
    Hodgkins Elementary 
    Perl Mack Community Center

    The program runs June 2 through August 8 except for July 4.

    Breakfast is served 7:30 - 9:00
     
    Lunch is served 11:00 - 12:30
     
     

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  • Summer Learning Opportunities

    Getting ready for the new school year?

    Adams 50 is looking forward to another successful school year, but remember, summer is a very important time for learning as well! We encourage all students to take time during the summer months to read, write and practice math.

    District 50 has paid for a school wide subscription to the following sites:

    IXL Math website
    Raz Kids Reading website

    Children have been using these websites at school and should know how to access and use both sites. If you have any questions on accessing these sites, please contact your child's school.

    Summer is a time to have fun, enjoy the outdoors and experience new things. Click here for a list of the free days that are offered at some of our local attractions including the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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  • Adams 50 Summer Hours

    The District headquarters, located in Westminster High School, will have special hours starting May 27, 2014 and ending July 28, 2014. During this time, we will be available Monday - Thursday from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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