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Ogden City School District is proposing to increase revenue generated through the property tax on a home of average value by $76.86 per year.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE
OGDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The OGDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT is proposing to increase its property tax revenue.

- The OGDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT tax on a $196,000 residence would increase from $752.66 to $829.52, which is $76.86 per year.

- The OGDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT tax on a $196,000 business would increase from $1,368.47 to $1,508.22, which is $139.75 per year.

- If the proposed budget is approved, OGDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT would increase it's property tax budgeted revenue by 13.87% above last year's property tax budgeted revenue excluding new growth.

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase.

PUBLIC HEARING

Date/Time:   8/2/2018 6:00 p.m.
Location:      Ogden City School District Board Room
                      1950 Monroe Blvd.
                      Ogden, Utah

To obtain more information regarding the tax increase, citizens may contact OGDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT at 801-737-7299

Ogden School District is planning a bond vote in November and wants to hear from you!

What are the most urgent needs for school buildings? What do you value most about school buildings? To add your voice and receive notifications and updates throughout the process, visit www.ogdenbond18.org

Ogden School District is planning a bond vote in November to fund school buildings and improvements. We want to hear your thoughts and input throughout this process. What are the most urgent needs for school buildings? What do you value most about school buildings?

To add your voice and receive notifications and updates throughout the process, visit www.ogdenbond18.org

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El Distrito Escolar de Ogden está planeando un voto de bonos en noviembre para financiar los edificios escolares y los mejoramien-tos. Queremos escuchar de ti. ¿Cuáles son las necesidades más urgentes? ¿Qué es lo que más valoras de los edificios escolares?

Para tener una voz y recibir notificaciones y actualizaciones durante todo el proceso, visite www.ogdenbond18.org

Google's Newsletter features OSD's Summer Applies Digital Skill Program

Ogden School District's Summer Applied Digital Skills program has been featured in Google's official "Highlights" newsletter published in the Google Applied Skills community.

The Digital Learning Ambassador Program (DLAP) is OSD's professional development pathway for students K-12. This program provides students with training and experiences that will build digital skills and prepare them to be a digital leader in their schools.

OSD featured Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum for students in Grades 6-9. Students have engaged in a blended learning experience facilitated by one of OSD's Level 2 Google Certified Educators. The goal of this program is to immerse students in an experience that connects them to the real world.

A giant thank you to the OSD EdTech Team for their dedication and creativity! You are all doing such an amazing job creating a fun, exploitative and engaging experience for students throughout the entire year!

OgdenSchoolBond2018

The Ogden School District is planning a bond vote in November to fund school buildings and improvements. We want to hear from you. What are the most urgent needs for school buildings? What do you value most about school buildings? To have a voice in the process, please take a survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/bond18 or visit www.ogdenbond18.org

El Distrito Escolar de Ogden está planeando un voto de bonos en noviembre para financiar los edificios escolares y los mejoramientos. Queremos escuchar de ti. ¿Cuáles son las necesidades más urgentes? ¿Qué es lo que más valoras de los edificios escolares? Para tener una voz en el proceso, realice una encuesta en www.surveymonkey.com/r/bond18Span o visite www.ogdenbond18.org

Request to Parents and Ogden Residents

Provide input for a bond proposal to meet the school building needs of students in Ogden. To share input and for information on bond events, visit www.ogdenbond18.org

Plan to Help Central Ogden Neighborhood Receives National Award

The Ogden Civic Action Network (OgdenCAN) was honored for their work to strengthen a 10-by-10 block in the east-central area of Ogden.

The International Town & Gown Association (ITGA) honored the Ogden Civic Action Network (OgdenCAN) for a plan that will combine the resources of seven long-time Ogden institutions to strengthen a 10-by-10-block area of the city known as the east-central neighborhood.

East central, which runs from 20th to 30th streets and Washington to Harrison boulevards, is Ogden’s most economically disadvantaged area. Of the 15,037 residents, an estimated 30 percent live in poverty and face challenges involving education, housing and access to health care.

More than 170 organizations and institutions have worked to provide various types of support to east-central residents. In 2016, Weber State University invited Ogden City to co-author a civic action plan to combine the strength of all those organizations through a strategic, cohesive, master plan to revitalize the neighborhood and help lift residents out of the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

“The vision of OgdenCAN is to improve the health, strength and engagement of our community — socially, environmentally, educationally and civically,” said Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, associate provost for high-impact programs and faculty development. “Many organizations, WSU included, have worked in this community for years. Now we get to explore partnerships collectively and join hands to address the same set of concerns.”

• OgdenCAN Awards

For its efforts in creating the structure and impetus for the civic action plan, OgdenCAN, was honored with the International Town & Gown Association (ITGA) Presidential Excellence Award during its annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, May 29-31. In addition, Weber State recently has been selected as an inaugural member of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative, where institutions commit their resources to enhance the economic and social well-being of surrounding communities.

“I have been asked, ‘Who in his right mind would address all of the most challenging social issues of a community at the same time?’” said Bill Cook, OgdenCAN executive director. “But this is the only way to truly give people who are living in poverty a hand-up. We need to address all of the social determinants of health to affect a wide range of health, functioning and quality-of-life issues.”

• Community Partners

OgdenCAN consists of seven anchor institutions — those institutions that are unlikely to move and that contribute significantly to the economic and social stability of a community — and six partner organizations.

The anchor institutions include Weber State University, Ogden City Government, Intermountain Healthcare's McKay-Dee Hospital, Ogden Regional Medical Center, Ogden-Weber Technical College, Ogden School District and the Weber-Morgan Health Department.

This initiative is designed to align all of the available resources and enhance community collaboration. Alignment includes partnerships with the Ogden Diversity Commission, Latinos United Promoting Education and Civic Engagement, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Utah Alliance for Determinants of Health, Weber County Intergenerational Poverty Initiative, and Ogden United Promise Neighborhood. 

• Organization Structure

To ensure sustainability of this planned 40-year effort, Weber State created the Office of Community Development, which is responsible for supporting OgdenCAN and provides staff for the organization. A 13-member board of directors will make decisions about projects and funding. The board will elect a chair and vice-chair at its monthly meeting June 21 at 9 a.m. at the Ogden-Weber Technical College Board Room.

“We are focused on addressing the deeply-rooted poverty in this neighborhood,” Cook said. “We will create opportunities and remove barriers for all of the residents. With a coordinated effort of the resources available, we will have a significant positive impact.”

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