Superintendent: Student growth and current buildings is a goal of this bond issue

I began comparing our community and school district to others long before my family even moved to Guthrie. In fact, I researched Guthrie and our peer districts long before I applied for the job as Superintendent. What I found in the research was a school district with remarkable success in athletics and a community with potential […]

Superintendent: Urgent issues addressed in upcoming school bond election

On Wednesday Guthrie Public Schools will start the first day of classes.  I love this time of year because it signals new beginnings for many families.  Students may be starting school, beginning Junior High or High School.  Each progression signals a milestone in the lives of students and the families who support them.  Many students […]

The State did not steal the pot of gold

Last week I wrote about my desire to help local school boards save money for infrastructure needs while avoiding debt and property tax increases. House District 31’s rapid growth and corresponding increase in property tax collections continue to provide area school districts with new resources. Districts should be allowed to set aside some of these […]

There is no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow

Guthrie and all of Logan County are in the midst of growth from a population and residential building boom.  Representative Jason Murphey recently opined an article where he discussed the growth of revenue that school districts will see from collection of ad valorem taxes.  This revenue growth is spurred by residential growth through new construction […]

From the Desk: How to handle your conflicts with school

I’m unhappy with something my child’s teacher did. What should I do? I’ve heard this question many times by involved parents who love their child but were frustrated with something that happened at school. Many different options are available when a parent is unhappy with the school district. Those options obviously vary with the situation […]