Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Mr. Siefke

Joseph Siefke

Dear Families and Community Members,

As we proceed through the last quarter of the school year I would like to inform you about a number of important issues affecting the district and our students. The first one involves the constant effort of the Lisbon Exempted Village School District to keep all the students safe and secure.  We have implemented some changes involving school safety and the BOE will continue to examine how to effectively protect your child in this ever-changing world we live in.  At the top of the list is vaccinations for school employees. My hope is that these vaccines move us closer to “normal “operations by the end of the school year and certainly for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Secondly this year’s achievement tests that are upon us. There were no district report cards issued for the 2019-2020 school year and none will be issued for the 2020-2021 school year either. The data we will collect from the state assessments will help us drive remediation with in the subject groups and continue to help us close the gap that our children have occurred during the pandemic.  All in all, the academic progress in the district continues, and a big thank you goes out to the students, parents, staff and the entire Lisbon community for their hard work and dedication to improvement.

Thirdly, we are dedicated to having traditional school events as we have in the past. It will look different and in some cases not all will be able to participate in person. We understand how important these events are to our families, students and parents and will do our very best to make them as enjoyable as possible.

It has truly been an honor and a privilege for me to serve in the district as superintendent of schools this past year. I would be remiss if I didn’t say thanks to all of the stakeholders of the Lisbon School District, from students to staff to parents and community members alike for making this difficult pandemic year a workable one for the students of the district. I could never have imagined a better place to work and live than Lisbon and for that I am deeply grateful.

Finally, as I close this message I would like to remind you that as we continue to make efforts to improve the instruction for all students in the Lisbon Exempted Village School District, we ask that you the parents, assist us in our task by making sure that if you have questions about their progress or anything involved in your child’s education, please contact us with questions. The final reminder is to check out our website to become even more involved in your child’s education.

Joseph Siefke


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