We want to extend a warm welcome to our newest Cyclones and wish all of our families a safe and enjoyable summer!  

This summer, we will be UNDER CONSTRUCTION!  Our parking lot is being reworked to make room for a new Boys and Girls Club scheduled to open in August 2018.  Take a look at the image below!

Please review ONLINE REGISTRATION information linked here  and look for FALL ORIENTATION information in the mail.  

NEW STUDENTS:  If you are a new student to the Millard Public Schools, please click the online registration link here and follow the instructions for New Families. Once you have completed this registration, please bring the following documents to the CMS Main Office:

  1. Parent/Guardian Photo ID

  2. Student Birth Certificate

  3. Student Immunization Records

  4. Student Physical for All Students Transferring from Out of State OR incoming Seventh Graders

  5. Proof of Residency (OPPD bill, MUD bill, Purchase or Lease Agreement)

Fall Orientation Dates and Times:

8th Grade August 2nd 8:00-11:30 a.m.

7th Grade August 2nd 1:00-4:30 p.m.

6th Grade August 3rd 12:00-4:30 p.m.

Make-Up August 3rd 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Summer Hours

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We are under construction so please call first.





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Jim Sutfin: Change creeps up on school budgets, putting our children in jeopardy

 The writer is superintendent of Millard Public Schools.

Change. It is a word that brings up images of big decisions, momentous upheaval and seismic shifts. Yet we tend to miss the real signs of change until they explode onto our world and make us question what we value.

As I reflect on the recent budgetary outcomes from the Nebraska Legislature, it is clear to me that when the gavel fell on the 2017 session, something had shifted.

That is where change can be especially tricky, because it looks sudden, but it rarely is. The obvious effect of the recent legislative budget allocations is that our school district will have less money than anticipated for this coming year. We can and should be able to manage our way through a down year. It’s part of running a successful organization.

What we can’t manage our way through is an accumulation of half a dozen down years. Our district has steadily lost anticipated funding for the last six years.

The governor has stated that he would like to see public entities hold expense increases to 3 percent a year, and we absolutely agree. Since 2010, our expenses have increased an average of only 1.1 percent annually.

To put this in tangible terms, over the last half decade, the Millard district has cut more than 40 teaching positions and three administrative positions. At the same time, our population has grown by more than 1,200 new students.

This year we anticipate our revenue increasing just one-half of 1 percent. This means we must close the gap on a nearly $6 million deficit in a district that already has the third-lowest spending per student in the state.

The Legislature has signaled that it is not through. We anticipate more cuts next year to meet further anticipated reductions.

We are now to the point where we must decide what we value most. As I have stated before, Nebraska public education is worth the investment. I know many must agree with me because Nebraska has created some of the highest-performing public schools in the nation.

Statewide, our public schools are the beacon of our communities. I don’t want us to wake up someday and ask what happened to the excellence in Millard Public Schools.

I am writing today because the cuts are becoming increasingly difficult, and the people in jeopardy are our children. I want Millard Public Schools to continue to provide world-class opportunities, and I am working on options to fund our educational programs.

Something has changed, and not for the better. We must respond, or we, too, will fundamentally change.        

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The mission of Central Middle School is to guarantee that each student develops the character traits and masters the academic skills necessary for  personal excellence and responsible citizenship by engaging and challenging students in a diverse, collaborative community that focuses on nurturing the whole child through intentionally building relationships and Developmental Assets. 

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