On behalf of the Kirby School District 140 Board of Education, our administrative team, and our teaching and support staff, I’d like to welcome you and your family to the 2014-15 school year.
One of the biggest factors in the overall success of this District is our continuing commitment to partnerships with our families. We strongly believe that children learn best when educators develop meaningful home connections by encouraging and valuing your input and feedback. Studies have consistently linked family involvement with higher student grades and test scores, more positive student attitudes and behaviors, and improved school environments.
Together, we can ensure that our children become skillful and thoughtful citizens who are equipped to play central roles in our community and our nation. I pledge to work tirelessly on behalf of the more than 3,400 children in kindergarten through eighth grade in Kirby School District 140 as we prepare them for their academic future. I look forward to your continued support and cooperation as we work together in the 2014-15 school year.
Michael J. Byrne, Ed.D.
Kirby School District 140