Dodge City students answer the call for "Put Students First" videos
The Kansas Association of School Boards sent out a casting call, asking schools to put together videos telling Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas legislators to, “Put Students First.” USD 443 schools answered that call.
The videos are intended as a way to let schools provide input on the next school finance formula and to engage the public on education issues.
Governor Brownback’s office set up an email address in order to receive the feedback. KASB’s “casting call” was its way of encouraging school advocates and district to accept the Governor’s invitation. Comanche Middle School was the first to submit a video.
“It's exactly the kind of video we at KASB are hoping to use during the Put Students First focus project,” Carol Pitts, Assistant Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations said.
KASB used the video as an example to other schools of what the organization was looking for. Linn Elementary School submitted a video with students saying “put students first” in their native languages, including American Sign Language. In total, 11 different languages were represented, showing the diversity of Dodge City Public Schools.
Northwest Elementary School submitted two videos, while Central Elementary first graders were featured in another. Ross Elementary School put together a video with a super hero theme, complete with music provided by the second graders.
KASB plans to broadcast the videos the first week of November, during the “Put Students First Week.” The videos are available on the Dodge City Public Schools Facebook page, USD 443 Twitter page, USD 443 website and the USD 443 YouTube Channel.