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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- The Rotary Club of Hot Springs Village heard from fellow Rotarian Michael Murphy, who is in his fourth year as superintendent of Fountain Lake School District, at its meeting on Aug. 29.

Murphy said Fountain Lake's mission is "Supporting Every Student Every Day for Success." There are 19 buildings in the district, which for funding purposes is described as a K-12 Public Conversion Charter, allowing some flexibility in teachers and curriculum, the club said in a news release.

The enrollment is 1,370 students from Garland and Saline counties, with a graduation rate of 89-91 percent. About 40-55 percent of their students go on to college. One of the main district goals is literacy.

"We design a success plan for every student starting in grade 5," Murphy said. The Personalized Success Plan is used to keep the focus on each student throughout high school and two years beyond. Murphy added that the district spends about $10,000 per child.

FLSD strives to build quality relationships with all students to achieve their goals academically, socially, and emotionally, as well as to prepare them for employment, he said in the release.

He noted the area residents who serve on the Fountain Lake School Board, which consists of five community members who live within the district's boundary, rotating members on three-year terms. One seat is currently open.

The Hot Springs Village club meets in the Fireside Dining Room at Good Sam's, 121 Cortez Road, Thursdays at 6:30 a.m.

Society on 09/08/2019

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