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Milan C-2 Education Matters Newsletter






By Dr. Ben Yocom – Milan C-2 School District Superintendent


                Happy New Year!  School started on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019!  Similar to the first day of school, the first day of the 2nd semester always provides excitement and anticipation.  This year, the weather has been remarkably nice and we have enjoyed unseasonably warm temperatures.  Hopefully, the pleasant atmosphere will continue.

            The annual Milan Tournament will begin its 59th session this week.  The Milan High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams are both entertaining and exciting to watch!  Please make plans to come to the school during the tournament.  The girls’ and boys’ teams from:  Brashear, Bucklin-Macon Co., Novinger, Green City, Putnam Co., and Linn Co. will be participating.  The Championship games will take place on Saturday, 1/12/2019.  The girls’ championship game will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the boys’ championship game will follow at 8:30 p.m.  An All-Tournament team will be announced for those players nominated and selected by the coaches of both brackets and the winners will receive the Traveling Trophy.  Again, it should be an EXCITING week of basketball!

            Since 2016, the school has been completing tasks related to a Long-Range Master Facility Plan (LRMFP).  This plan has three (3) phases.  Each phase has a Renovation and New Construction component.  The 1st phase concludes in 2021 and the following tasks have been completed for Renovations – New windows in the HS building, new Heating-Ventilation/Air Conditioning in the HS building, removed/replaced all classroom floors in rooms on the 2nd/3rd floors in the HS building; and, removed/replaced all interior doors in the HS building.  In 2019 and 2020, the school plans to renovate the flooring in the K-2 Hallway in the elementary building.  The New Construction component of the 1st phase includes a comprehensive project that addresses four (4) primary priorities within the School – 1) Improve student safety by relocating regular classes from the separate and free-standing modular building to the main/connected campus; 2) Implementing a larger-more spacious Cafeteria/Commons Area – allowing the lunch shifts to not begin before 11:00 a.m. (right now, Kindergarten students begin eating at 10:30 a.m.); 3) Providing a modernized Library-Media Center (LMC) that meets the state’s guidelines and standards; and lastly 4) Constructing a competitive gymnasium – allowing for a 1000 seat facility to allow for student activity expansions and safer Physical Education classes.  The entire project will cost $4 million and will be financed through a twenty (20) year loan – ½ of the loan payment will be financed through the school’s current financial system and the other ½ of the payment will be funded through a $.35 Operating Tax Levy increase (per $100 of Assessed Valuation).  The increase in Operating Levy will be on the general election ballot on April 2nd, 2019.  Upon completion of the election, the Milan C-2 School Board will take action on the project as soon as possible and the construction of the new facility will take place during the 2019-20 School Year – with the new campus to be completed at the beginning of the 2020-21 School Year.  If anyone has additional questions about the project – please do not hesitate to contact me at any time

The school would like to publicly show appreciation to everyone that completed the recent Community Survey shared electronically.  The feedback will serve as a guidance for the upcoming building project and planning for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. 

We are making plans to further our implementation of the 1:1 Initiative – meaning we will provide an electronic device for each student to use – this year, we began the process with the 5-12 students and are reviewing options to extend the plan to students in grades K-4.  Naturally, the specifics will be amended to meet the needs of the students’ respective ages.  This step is crucial in fulfilling one of our Comprehensive Goals of promoting Student Achievement of Excellence in the 21st Century.  We continue to provide an environment that promotes positive digital citizenship and relevant skills that better prepare our students for the “Next Step” in their progression.  Please continue to check the various communication platforms with more information related to this in the coming months.

Last, be sure to watch the same communication platforms for news and/or updates regarding school closings or cancellations for inclement weather.

Personally, I am extremely excited to begin this semester and am so very honored to work with the MC2 Family every day!  It is truly a GREAT DAY to be a MILAN WILDCAT!  Again, do not hesitate to contact me at any time with any questions, comments or concerns.








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