USD 379 Votes to Implement Leader In Me Program

By Quinn O’Hara

The USD 379 Board of Education recently voted to give final approval to purchase and implement the Leader in Me program, not to exceed $320,000, from ESSR III funds.

In a press release, USD 379 Superintendent Brett Nelson stated that, “this transformative initiative is designed to equip students with essential leadership and life skills, fostering a culture of empowerment and excellence.”

According to the release, Leader In Me will help the District develop leadership skills, responsibility, accountability, problem-solving abilities, and emotional intelligence within their students. The program focuses on seven ways to achieve that goal: holistic development, academic achievement, a positive school culture, future-ready skills, empowering educators, and community engagement.

The release states that USD 379 is, “committed to providing our students with the best possible education and preparing them for a successful future.” Adding that, “The implementation of the Leader In Me program is a significant step towards achieving this goal.”

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