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