Superintendent's Message

Dear Patrons, 

 

Well as the saying goes, “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb!” Many around our area have seen this as they are still dealing with the aftermath of local flooding. Fortunately, we have been saved from last February’s “snowpocalypse” as we hopefully move into warmer weather. This past month we also had many local districts going to the polls to vote on district levies and bonds. For your information, the easiest way to remember the difference between a levy and a bond is that levies are for “learning” (staff, curriculum, supplies, and programs) while bonds are for “building” (CES Activities Wing, new track, and HS Roof). We continue to be thankful for our communities support as we passed a four year levy back in February of 2018 so we will not have to go back to the polls for a school levy until February of 2022. Thank you again for all your support of our Coyotes!

 

The Columbia School District is beginning the process of redesigning our district strategic plan. This plan will guide future school safety, instructional and facilities decisions. Prior to getting started on this plan, we are looking for input from our community on your thoughts on our district. This is where you come in! Your feedback is critical for us to know what you consider our strengths to be as well as our opportunities for growth. We have partnered with the Center for Educational Effectiveness for the second consecutive year to elicit feedback from our community, staff, and students. Last year we had 112 responses to the CEE Survey from parents and community members, but would hope to get more responses this year. We are looking for all community members and parents both present and past of CSD to complete the survey. Here’s how you can help!

 

To gather this information, we are asking that you take a few minutes to complete this very important survey. The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete. Use your computer, iPad, phone, etc... and go to the following link https://www.research.net/r/columbia-parent or go to the CSD website at https://www.csd400.org/ and click on the “Educational Effectiveness Survey” link under Recent News. The information that we receive will be reported back to us as a building profile and therefore will be completely confidential. We ask that you please complete and submit the survey by March 20th.

 

We value your input as we strive to continue to improve our schools. Thank you for your feedback!

 

Sincerely,

Todd Hilberg, Superintendent