Our board members serve as advisers, decision makers, problem solvers, and advocates of Ottawa Elementary Schools. They are elected by community stakeholders to represent their voice and vision for their public schools.
It should be noted that they are volunteers who put in countless hours in meetings and serving on committees.. Being a school board member is a challenging role, an important role, to help lead our schools as they prepare our children to lead successful lives.
Our board of education establishes a vision for the education program, maintains the structure to achieve that vision and provides accountability to the community. Each member is a strong advocate for continuous improvement in student learning. They study, discuss and research so that they can make informed decisions on countless complex issues.
The job of a school board member is tough, the hours long and the thanks few and far between. Too often we forget about the personal sacrifices school board members make.
District Mission Statement
Our community is committed to quality education provided by the Ottawa Elementary District for all children in a positive and inviting environment that empowers students to become diverse and global, lifelong learners.
TUESDAY DISMISSAL TIMES:
K-6 2:20 p.m.
7-8 3:10 p.m.
1/2 Day Dismissals:
Wednesday, August 22
Friday, August 31
Wednesday, October 31
Monday, November 19
Friday, May 10
Possibly Thursday May 30(depending on if we use snow days or emergency days)
K-6 dismissal is 11:30 a.m, 7-8 dismissal is 12:10 p.m.
NO SCHOOL DATES
Monday, September 3 Labor Day
Friday, September 21 Teacher Institute
Friday, October 5 Teacher Institute
Monday, October 8 Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 21 No School
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23 Thanksgiving Break
Monday, December 24- Sunday, January 6 WINTER BREAK
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 18 Presidents Day
Monday, March 25-Sunday, March 31 SPRING BREAK
Friday, April 19 No School
Monday, April 22 No School
Monday May 27 Memorial Day