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Bond committee shores up ideas for 340 election

school construction

It appears the Jefferson West school board is destined to hold a bond issue in April, although the details are still in committee.

December 19th, 2011 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Rep. Gonzalez pays Jeff West school board a visit

Rep. Ramon Gonzalez Jr., R-Perry, addressed the Jefferson West school board Monday, but shed little light on school finance.

December 15th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Wind turbine to generate power at Jefferson West High School

Jefferson West High School wind turbine

A 45-foot wind turbine was raised into position Friday and began producing electricity at the Jefferson West High School.

November 10th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

School enrollment numbers continue to decline

Jefferson County school enrollment overall is still in a decline and has become a trend.

USD 343 takes biggest hit; Valley Falls has gain of one by Dennis Sharkey Jefferson County school enrollment overall is still in a decline and has become a trend. The greatest disparity is in the Perry-Lecompton USD 343 where they are down 69 students from last year. Superintendent Dr. Denis Yoder said the district has […]

November 8th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Jeff West Booster Club: A boost for the entire school

Jefferson West Booster Club President Petrina Murphree and Vice President Angela Forshee

When Angela Forshee moved into the Jefferson West school district she looked for a parent-teacher organization to become involved with but couldn’t find one.

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,Schools,The Vindicator | Read More »

Sturgeon returns to Jeff West school he attended

Jefferson West Principal Wes Sturgeon

Giving fourth-grade pupils leadership responsibilities was something new implemented when classes resumed at the Jefferson West Elementary School last week.

September 1st, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Jefferson West board tours new building, inspects improvements

Jefferson West school board members

The Jefferson West school board spent nearly three hours touring district facilities the evening of Aug. 16 starting with the new transportation building.

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Schools,The Vindicator | Read More »

Technology big piece of planned bond issue at USD 340

by Clarke Davis The Jefferson West school board approved the budget for next year, which calls for a mill levy increase of 4.7 mills. Superintendent Pat Happer explained that nearly 3 mills of that amount are to fund the bond and interest fund as the final payment on the high school bonds comes due. The […]

August 14th, 2011 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Jeff West’s Abbott recognized as master adviser by FCCLA

Leslie Abbott

Leslie A. Abbott, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Jefferson West middle and high schools, Meriden, was recognized as a Master Adviser by Family, Career and Community Leaders of America at its national leadership conference held July 10-14 in Anaheim, Calif.

August 12th, 2011 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Final B&I payment adds to levy increase at USD 340

The Jefferson West school board has set its annual budget hearing for 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the district office.

August 8th, 2011 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

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