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April 6, 2018

Dear Ark City School District Friends:          

It seems impossible-but only 28 school days remain.

These final weeks brings excitement and reward for

our students-and a look ahead at what may come forth

over the summer months and into the next school year.


Several thoughts are with us as we reflect upon

this learning year.  First-some communities and schools

have experienced tragic events that will impact people for

years to come.  Safety for our students is priority one in

USD 470-but we have improvements to make and challenges

to overcome if we are to reach the desired level of 

increased safety and preparedness.   Fortunately, both Federal

and State governments have recognized the need to enhance

school safety.  We’ll be speaking more with parents about these

efforts.    Meanwhile, we look forward to another Commencement

ceremony at ACHS-and preparing for the 2018-19 year.


With Best Regards, 

Ron E. Ballard

Superintendent of Schools


Contact Information

USD 470
2545 Greenway
Arkansas City, Kansas 67005
Phone: 620-441-2000
Fax: 620-441-2009

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