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Every Person, Every Day. It's a FACT! Core Covenants, Mission, and Vision

Bayard Public Schools Every Person, Every Day.  It’s a FACT!     At Bayard Public Schools we are proud of the Core Covenants that have been developed to guide our interactions with one another.  The Board of Education recently reviewed the Core Covenants, along with the Mission Statement, and Vision Statement of the school district as part of a strategic planning process in partnership with the Nebraska Association of School Boards.  During this review it was suggested that . . .

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Bayard Public Schools Online Payment for Student Lunch Bills

Bayard Public Schools can accept payment for school lunches through our school website in partnership with the Nebraska Association of School Boards and the e-Funds for Schools programs.  Payments can be made either through an online portal or in the central office.  The school is able to process both electronic checks and credit/debit cards.  There is a link under the Quicklinks Tab on the school website ( www.bayardpublicschools.org ) titled “Payments.”  In order to make payments . . .

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Strategic Plan

  Dear Bayard School Community, We are pleased to share the Bayard Public Schools Strategic Plan . The strategic plan is the result of the contributions of students, staff, parents, community members, and school officials working in partnership with the Board of Education over the past two years. During that time we have listened to stakeholders, identified strengths and opportunities, clarified expectations for improvement, and engaged in the process of continuous improvement. Examples of progress . . .

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District Mission Statement and Vision Statement

Mission Statement The mission of Bayard Public Schools is to work in partnership with parents to provide a successful educational experience for all students to meet and exceed their potential through challenging and integrated curriculum, innovative technology, and diverse opportunities.   Vision Statement Bayard Public Schools will effectively provide and adapt its programs to meet the needs of its students, today and in the future.

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Bobbie Stuart Awarded for Innovation and Resourcefulness

  School Business Officials Awarded for Innovation and Resourcefulness Ashburn, VA – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to announce the recipients of ASBO International’s 2023 Pinnacle Awards, which recognize innovative school business professionals for their resourcefulness and creativity in solving the challenges that school districts face today. The awards, sponsored by Virco, Inc., showcase replicable projects and practices that allow district . . .

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Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather Procedure:   In the event of inclement weather the Superintendent of Schools will determine if travel is safe. The Superintendent will decide if school needs to be canceled or dismissed early and KNEB  will be notified.  In addition, a message will be posted on social media platforms, sent via Remind and a telephone message will be sent via .  The school district will make every effort to review weather conditions and make closure determinations prior to 6:00 a.m.   . . .

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Changes to the School Lunch Program - Sign Up for Free or Reduced Lunch and Breakfasts!

Attention Bayard Families:   The USDA has discontinued the COVID pandemic program the provided free breakfasts and lunches to school students.  For the 2022-23 school year we will revert to previous nutrition program practices.    It is VERY IMPORTANT that every eligible family applies even if you don't intend on utilizing the school lunch program.  Several state and federally funded programs are tied to the number of families who QUALIFY, not the number who actually utilize the . . .

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Revised Continuity of Learning Plan Approved January, 2024

During the January meeting the Board of Education approved a revised Continuity of Learning and Reopening Plan (Plan for Safe Return) in accordance with the requirements of the American Rescue Plan and ESSER III Funding requirements.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide stakeholder feedback on this plan.  Please click on the following link to view the plan:   Revised Bayard Public Schools Continuity of Learning and Reopening Plan

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American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER III Use of Funds Plan

Bayard Public Schools     American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER III Use of Funds Plan (Current Plan/Draft Subject to Change as Conditions Require)   American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER III Grant Allocation: $860,241   Fund Use   How funds will be used to implement prevention and mitigation strategies, consistent with the most recent CDC guidance, in order to continuously and safely open and operate schools for in-person . . .

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Annual Report and School Improvement Profile

Bayard Public Schools is pleased to publish the 2021 Annual Report to Patrons.   This report provides a significant compilation of information about our school district.    To view the report as a pdf file, click here:   Annual Report and School Improvement Profile 2021   Additional information about state and federal accountability is available from the Nebraska Education Profile which can be accessed on the official website of the Nebraska Department of . . .

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Board of Education takes formal action in opposition to the Nebraska Department of Education's proposed health education standards

At a special meeting of the Board of Education, the Bayard school board took a formal position on the Nebraska Department of Education's proposed health education standards.  The board voted to send a letter to the State Board of Education in opposition to the standards and adopted a formal position statement in opposition to those standards.     Board of Education Position Statement in Opposition to the Nebraska Department of Education's Proposed Health Education Standards Adopted . . .

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Online Registration and Handbook Forms

Families new to our district:   WELCOME!  We are excited to have you!      Please click on the link below to read the district handbooks.      Next, you will need to create an account in our Student Information System, Infinite Campus.  Click on the second link for new families and follow the directions.      Finally, click on the link to the handbook forms to  complete the handbook and activity registrations . . .

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BPS Participates in the Hope Squad Initiative

On November 25th, Bayard Public Schools hosted Hope Squad training for regional professionals from area schools in cooperation with Panhandle Prevention.   This training is being provided to school personnel from several area schools, in addition to the professionals from Bayard Public Schools.   The goal of the Hope Squad program is to "...seek to reduce self-destructive behavior and youth suicide by training, building, and creating change in schools and communities." For more information about the . . .

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Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

ANNUAL NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION   Students, their families, and potential employees of Bayard Public Schools are hereby notified that the Bayard Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, career and technology programs or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.  Any persons having inquiries concerning Bayard Public Schools compliance with Title II, Title . . .

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Child Find

Child Find Programs Child find is a community-wide effort to provide opportunities for children with disabilities. Parents, educators and members of the medical community take part in the program to locate children who may have a disability. Parents/Community members who contact Child Find may have concerns about the child’s development in the areas of: • Hearing • Vision • Speech/language skills • Motor skills • Thinking skills • Emotional/social skills . . .

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Interpreting Test Results

How to Interpret the Results of Standardized Testing by Tammy Tillman  Standardized testing or achievement testing is designed to help parents and educators increase the potential for student success. Students’ achievement test results will be mailed with the student’s report cards after the close of school, students’ achievement test results.  The test results for students in grades K-11 will be for the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) by the Northwest Evaluation Association. . . .

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Early Development Network

    821 Morehead Chadron, NE  69337 (308) 747-2405  or 1-800-717-1231      Nebraska is a national leader in providing early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Thousands of children and their families have benefited from the state's early intervention program, known as the Early Development Network. How can the Early Development Network help ?  The Early Development Network provides services . . .

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