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5034d154d367f New Buses Is One Of The Many Exciting Changes in USD #115 Nemaha Central Schools.
New Buses Is One Of The Many Exciting Changes in USD #115 Nemaha Central Schools.

New Year Brings About Exciting Changes

USD #115 Nemaha Central Off To A Great Year

August 22, 2012

I have always said that one of the best parts of being involved in schools is there is a new beginning every year. With the start of new year, come changes and this school year is no different.

One of the changes we have this year is the reconfiguration of buildings within the district and increased enrollment.  The closing of St. Benedict Elementary has brought many new faces to Nemaha Valley Elementary School. (NVES).  The closure of the Bern school also brought in new students to NVES, Nemaha Valley Middle School, and Nemaha Valley High School.  There has also been an increase in the enrollment in our three and four year old programs; an increase of over 30 students from the end of last year.  Overall, our district has increased 65 from the end of the last school year. 

Another change that we have this year is owning our buses and providing transportation without using outside contractors. USD #115 is now the owner of 10 buses and we are currently running seven routes each morning and afternoon. 

New guidelines for food service were put into place this school year in response to changes in Federal and State mandates. Information below is from the website http://www.kn-eat.org/SNP/SNP_Menus/SNP_Home.htm#NSLP
 

Kansas school sponsors that participate in the lunch program receive reimbursement from USDA for each meal served to eligible students. In return, they must serve lunches that meet federal requirements, and offer reduced price and free lunches to eligible students.

To meet USDA nutrition requirements, local sponsors choose the menus and food preparation methods used. Regulations establish a standard for school lunches to provide one-third (1/3) of the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium, and calories. Regulations also require schools to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30 percent of an individual's calories come from fat, and less than 10 percent from saturated fat.  

More information can be found at:

http://www.kn-eat.org/SNP/SNP_Menus/SNP_Home.htm

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/dietaryspecs.pdf


As with any changes, it takes time to work through problems and to adjust to the new way. I ask for your patience with these and any changes but also encourage you to contact me at 336-6101 or by e-mail at dkohlman@usd115.org.

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