Category Archives: District News

December Update

December 2019

Dear parents and community members:

Join us for holiday concerts
As the holiday concert season approaches, I hope you will join us for these free concerts all held in the Richard Roberts Auditorium at Roosevelt High School.

Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m.— Roosevelt Holiday Choir Concert
Monday, December 9 at 7 p.m.— Stanton Choir Concert
Tuesday, December 10—Stanton and Roosevelt Orchestra Concert
Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m.— Roosevelt Band Concert
Tuesday, December 17 at 7 p.m.—Stanton Band Concert

What you need to know about the “No New Tax” Bond Issue

  • Kent Schools “No New Tax” Bond Issue will NOT raise taxes for homeowners but will keep students safe and maintain our community’s investment in our schools. The issue appears on the March 17, 2020 ballot.
  • Bonds issued over 20 years ago to construct Stanton Middle School and renovate Roosevelt High School and Davey Elementary are maturing. Kent Schools is taking advantage of this opportunity to make needed improvements to all of our schools at NO new cost to our taxpayers.
  • Click here to view a PowerPoint with more details about the “No New Tax” Bond Issue– NEW!

Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent  
I want to share more details about the “No New Tax” Bond Issue, which will appear on the March 17, 2020 ballot at my upcoming “Coffee and Conversation” gatherings.  Please join me.

  • Wednesday, January 22, at 8:30 a.m. in the back room at Little City Grill, 802 North Mantua.
  • Wednesday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in the Woodward Room, 2nd floor of the Kent Free Library.             

Thank you again for your continued support of the Kent City Schools.

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools

November Update

November 2019

Dear parents and community members.

Great news about the Kent Schools!

       We have great news to share about the Kent City Schools.  In order to keep our students safe and make needed improvements to all our schools, the Kent Board of Education is putting a No New Tax Bond issue on the March 17, 2020 ballot.  The bond issue would NOT raise taxes.

Click here for more details about this No New Tax Bond Issue.   – NEW!

No New Tax Bond Issue timeline:
     The Kent Board of Education authorized a Resolution of Necessity for the Bond Issue at our BOE Meeting on September 17, 2019.  Then,  our Board of Education  authorized a Resolution to Proceed at our October 15, 2019 Board Meeting.  This will place the No New Tax Bond Issue on the March 17, 2020 primary ballot.   

     Representatives of ThenDesign Architecture (TDA) and Hammond Construction, provided recommendations and cost estimates to the Board of Education.  Both firms have extensive experience in school-related renovation projects.

            The community’s support for improvements in safety and security across the district, as well as upgrades in school buildings, was evident in the results of recent surveys and focus groups.  Community members were asked for feedback on a number of issues, as part of the district’s new five-year Strategic Plan.  Kent residents made it clear that they saw the immediate necessity to keep students safe and maintain the community’s investment in the schools.

Board Report Card Presentation – Click here!

Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent 
     Please join Superintendent George Joseph for “Coffee and Conversation” on Wednesday, November 20, at 8:30 a.m. in the back room at Little City Grill, 802 North Mantua.

  Thank you for your continued support of the Kent City Schools.

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools

October and November Update

October and November 2019

Dear parents and community members.

Great news about the Kent Schools!

       We have great news to share about the Kent City Schools.  In order to keep our students safe and make needed improvements to all our schools, the Kent Board of Education is putting a No New Tax Bond issue on the March 17, 2020 ballot.  The bond issue would NOT raise taxes.

Board of Education Presentation of No New Tax Bond Issue – October 15, 2019 – Click here!

No New Tax Bond Issue timeline:
     The Kent Board of Education authorized a Resolution of Necessity for the Bond Issue at our BOE Meeting on September 17, 2019.  Then,  our Board of Education  authorized a Resolution to Proceed at our October 15, 2019 Board Meeting.  This will place the No New Tax Bond Issue on the March 17, 2020 primary ballot.   

     Representatives of ThenDesign Architecture (TDA) and Hammond Construction, provided recommendations and cost estimates to the Board of Education.  Both firms have extensive experience in school-related renovation projects.

            The community’s support for improvements in safety and security across the district, as well as upgrades in school buildings, was evident in the results of recent surveys and focus groups.  Community members were asked for feedback on a number of issues, as part of the district’s new five-year Strategic Plan.  Kent residents made it clear that they saw the immediate necessity to keep students safe and maintain the community’s investment in the schools.

Board Report Card Presentation – Click here!

Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent 
     Please join Superintendent George Joseph for “Coffee and Conversation” on Wednesday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m. at the Kent Free Library, 312 W Main St. 

  Thank you for your continued support of the Kent City Schools.

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools