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USD 338 school board sends budget to press as state reduces funding

by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls school board sent its annual budget to press Monday night setting a hearing date of Aug. 8 at 6:15 p.m. prior to the regular meeting. USD 338 taxpayers will see a slight increase in the levy of less than a half mill if the board approves the budget after […]

August 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Supt. Feldkamp continues to teach children about American Civil War

Loren Feldkamp

Loren Feldkamp and the 3rd Kansas Light Artillery participated in this generic civil war battlefield scene in Booneville in June. Story and photos by Monty Davis With each deafening shot from the six-pound field gun, Valley Falls Supt. Loren Feldkamp wants his students to not only experience the Civil War, but have an understanding why […]

July 12th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Media,Schools,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Valley Falls USD 338 board considers cutting principal

The Valley Falls school board is trying to decide if it can effectively operate the school’s next term with one less administrator.

May 2nd, 2011 | Posted in County News,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Valley Falls USD 338 school board lets sports contracts

The Valley Falls school board approved coaching contracts for the next school term and purchased athletic equipment with it met in regular session April 11.

April 25th, 2011 | Posted in Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Valley Falls school designated storm shelter for public

The school house is the designated storm shelter for the public who wish to take cover in times of threatening weather conditions in Valley Falls.

April 4th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Municipalities,Schools,Valley Falls,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

USD 338 board president responses to ad placed in Vindicator

Valley Falls Board of Education President Paul Brown opened the meeting Monday night disavowing the false implication that the school board had responded to an advertisement that has been appearing in recent weeks in this newspaper.

March 21st, 2011 | Posted in County News,Keystone Learning Services,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Veterans pay tribute to Valley Falls Supt. Feldkamp

The purpose of an assembly at Valley Falls Elementary School Wednesday was to honor the children for their excellent scores the past year on their assessment tests and to signal the start of the another round of tests.

March 14th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Grandparents invited into Valley Falls classrooms

Valley Falls students and their grandparents were told their school was the academically highest district in Jefferson County by elementary principal Susan Grey.

March 7th, 2011 | Posted in Schools,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

County school districts look at each other for cost sharing ideas

As the county’s six school districts continue to seek ways to tighten their budgets without affecting students, they’re increasing looking to each other for ideas.

February 28th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

McLouth, Valley Falls students win spelling bee

McLouth eighth-grader Callie Rice will make her second trip to the state spelling bee March 5 to represent Jefferson County.

February 21st, 2011 | Posted in Featured,McLouth School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

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