These two mowers are no longer needed and the district is selling them to the highest bidder.  The items are two 72″ Cub Cadet Tank Mowers.  You can come take a look at these mowers starting on Wednesday, August 3rd at 8:00 AM until Friday, August 5th 12:00 PM at the bus garage in front of the Brown Pole Barn.  If you have any questions about the equipment, please email Paul Harrison (   

To place a bid on these items, Please send an Email to Norm Elchert ( with your name, contact information, and your bid(s) for which mower (Make sure to specify which mower – either Black Seat Mower or White Seat Mower) you are interested in.  Please label the subject line as BID –  Bids will be accepted until 12:00 PM on Weds August 10, 2022.   Notification to winners of the bid will be emailed out by 5:00 that same day.

Items will need to be paid for and picked up by Friday, August 12th at 3:00PM. If other arrangements need to be made – we will work with you on that.  Paperwork will need to be signed for each item sold.  All items are sold as is. 

Meal Update for 2022-23 School Year

Students are returning to paying for their meals this school year. We did not increase lunch prices (and have not since SY 17/18) to assist families at this time.

If you are interested in filling out a free/reduced meal application, visit the school’s website, scroll down to the PARENT Quick Link section, click on PAYSCHOOLS CENTRAL for the online application where you get an immediate result of your status (this is also where you can sign up for online account deposits for meals); or click on FREE/REDUCED APPLICATION for a paper version of the application to fill out and return to school; or ask for assistance at Open House on August 18th; or email for questions.

Free Monthly Community Breakfast

Kansas UMC and St. Paul’s UMC have monthly free drive through breakfast available to anyone who would like to come. There is no paperwork to fill out and no limit to how many meals a family can receive. Just drive up, tell us how many meals you want, and we will deliver them to your car. Our entire goal is to serve our communities. Kansas UMC is located at 5928 W SR 635 in Kansas, and St. Paul’s UMC is located at 126 Union St. in Risingsun (we serve through the Luther St entrance).

The dates and times for the meals during the summer months are below:

  • August 13th, 11am-noon, Kansas UMC
  • August 20th, 10-11am, St. Paul’s UMC

    Lakota preschool is a full day preschool, 2 days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). To be eligible for preschool your child needs to turn 3 by August 1, 2022. It is also a requirement that they be potty trained. If you are interested in your son/daughter attending our preschool please complete the online enrollment (see link below). This enrollment will be available starting March 7th at 8 am. 

    Enrollment does not guarantee your child a spot. Priority admission will be given to Lakota residents and students who are eligible for kindergarten the following year (2023-24). Proof of residency may be requested.

    Kindergarten Pre-Registration

    If you have a child who will be five (5) years of age before August 1 of this year, he/she is eligible to attend Kindergarten.

    Kindergarten Registration will be held at Lakota Elementary School Tuesday, August 30, Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1.

    Online Kindergarten Pre-Registration will be open March 1–May 2, 2022. Visit to secure your appointment time for our Fall registration dates.

    Don’t wait! Register today! For more details about the required documents for registration, please see the attachments below.

    COVID-19 Reporting Procedures

    Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on August 27, 2020 an Ohio Department of Health order that requires K-12 schools to establish a mechanism for parents and guardians to report confirmed cases of COVID-19 among their children. In that order is the responsibility of each school district to make publicly available non-identifying information about positive COVID-19 cases.

    School Nurse McKenzie Frey, is the District’s COVID-19 Coordinator per state order. She is responsible for tracking all COVID-19 positive cases and reporting confirmed cases to the Sandusky County Health Department. In order to expedite contact tracing and avert any further transmission of COVID-19 we are asking parents/guardians of all Lakota students to please call the nurse to report positive tests and/or cases of COVID-19 no later than twenty-four hours after receiving a positive test and/or diagnosis.

    Please contact Mrs. Frey with any questions or concerns you may have for your student(s). She can be reached by phone at 419-986-6640 ext. 5111 or by email at

    Please visit the link below for the Ohio Department of Health School COVID Reporting Dashboard.

    State of Ohio – School Reporting