Students and Patrons,
As we approach the end of this year, I would like to take a moment to reflect on a couple of major improvements within our school system. First, is the addition of a new public address system at Will Rogers Elementary. It is obviously important that we can make announcements that can be heard throughout the elementary school. I would like to thank MODA for their generous grant of over $17,000 for the new system. It is greatly appreciated.
Secondly, the BF-DC Board of Education approved the installation of new LED lights all through our entire district. New lighting has already been installed in every classroom, hallway, closet, restroom, gymnasium and cafeteria. The football fieldhouse, weight room and dressings rooms were also included as well as the bus barn. Every light except for the football, baseball and softball fields was replaced. The full cost of the project was $93,080. A rebate from PSO discounted the cost by $18,339. This left the district owing $74,741.
If you are not aware of the savings of switching to LED lighting, you will be amazed to learn that our district will SAVE over $22,000 per year in energy costs due to our LED refit. Our savings will be greater than the lease purchase payments that we will make. In other words, the refit will more than pay for itself.
On a separate note, as we head into winter, it is important to think about inclement weather. In the event it becomes necessary to communicate with you about the impact of weather on our school day, parents/guardians will be notified using our new “E-Notes” automated emergency network system. This system will release a phone call, text, and/or email based on your preference.
To guarantee “E-Notes” is working efficiently, please confirm your contact information by visiting our new school website, www.bfdc.k12.ok.us . Toward the lower left border of the screen, you will see the “E-Notes” logo. Below the logo, you can enter your name, email address, mobile number and contact preferences. To be sure, the system already has your contact information from our school information system, but if you have changed numbers or email addresses you might not receive our notices. We will continue to alert the Oklahoma City televisions stations as well as local radio outlets.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break and are ready for a promising new year!
Larry R. Johnson, Superintendent
Burns Flat-Dill City Public Schools
Parents - On the sidebar to the left, you will
see an E-Note Sign-up module. Please fill out
the information so we can "send notes home" to
your mobile phone and/or email. This will
eliminate paper notes that sometimes don't
make it home.
Below you will find the E-Notes Notification Center
where you can setup your account, and manage your subscriptions.