The Brookfield R-Three school board hopes to continue progressing toward educational goals despite the economic climate. Click to hear KMZU’s Bob Allen talk with Superintendent Paul Barger:

Paul Barger

Barger says the reduction in state revenue creates a situation districts must handle well. According to Barger, expectations must remain high despite the funding cuts and he relishes the opportunity the upcoming school year brings. Working together with teachers and the community to maintain standards is a key focus of the district this year.

In other district news, phase one of the bond issue passed in April is nearly complete. New air conditioning units are a part of the renovations funded by the zero interest bonds.

According to Barger, cosmetic updates won’t be the only change in some classrooms this year as eight new teachers join the staff for the upcoming year.

Brookfield kicks their school year off on August 18th, but parents and students are invited to a hot dog supper and open house on August 16th. The back to school event starts at 5:45 and runs until 7:30.