Pierz Public School District


Pierz Public School District


Since 2002, the Pierz the District has: -More than quadrupled the fund balance reserves from where it was in 2002, -Designed and prefunded a trust account so future school boards can pay health insurance and retirement benefits for all future retired employees without needing to draw from its annual budget -No reductions in teaching staff, despite lower than cost of living funding from the State for well over a decade. Added more teachers to the district in the following positions: -High School Science, Guidance Counselor, Two Special Ed Teachers, Technology Integration, Four Elementary Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialist, and Additional Preschool Teacher. -Added an LPN to support child health and med needs and also developed an agreement for full time Mental Health services for children from a local provider. The Excellent Pioneer Reputation for Activities is a Terrific Asset to our Communities and Schools. -Academic Successes and Strong Activities programs have attracted families to the schools to create a strong and stable student enrollment. Technology Investments including: -Exceptional wireless Bandwidth throughout all schools, -Student Chromebooks for all children Grades 2-12. -ITV Classrooms to add to school offerings -Access to a complete AA Degree without needing to leave to go to a college. -A Robotics Team, Speech Team, and Award Winning Musicals have been added to provide all students more opportunities to explore and perform in areas they enjoy. Successful Referendums and Low Taxes The district has passed strategic successful referendums in 2002, 2004 and again in 2014 all of them with a very clear and targeted purpose and all of then designed to keep local taxes the lowest in the Region. The District even designed a special referendum in 2007 that did not provide additional funding to the district, but instead lowered local taxes by more than Half Million Dollars over a five year period in an effort to save money in our communities. Added Facilities Improvements include: -High quality event gymnasium in 2005-- Voted 2016 Best High School Gym in MN -New stage, sound and light systems in 2005. -New High School Science Classroom in 2007 and again in 2016. -New Track and 4 added Tennis Courts in 2003. -Remodel of both Boys and Girls Locker Rooms in 2006 and 07. -Addition on to Pioneer Elementary School in 2007. -Construct Secure Entries in both Schools in 2012. -Five classroom addition to Pioneer Elementary in 2016. -New Choir Room, practice rooms, storage and Ensemble Recording Studio in 2016. -Fitness Center that includes a large selection of free weights and aerobic machines as well as large studio/practice space for group activities, like Dance, Biometric Training and a number of other uses.

Mission Statement

The School Board and employees of School District 484 work in unity to build an extraordinary learning experience for our children. We pledge to provide quality facilities and instructional practices that provide success in academic achievement and life skills. We work in partnership with students, parents and community to continue our tradition of success, hard work and respect. Pierz Students Will: Read across all curricular areas for comprehension and application of information. o Implement critical thinking skills to solve complex problems. Show technology competence through research design and presentation. Demonstrate purposeful and creative communication skills in speeches, writing, projects and performances. Respect all people, all resources and model responsible citizenship. Be accountable for personal performance and embrace the value of self-improvement of mind and body.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Nondiscrimination statement: In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Pierz Public School District

112 KAMNIC ST, PIERZ, MN 56364-4006