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Mission Statement

The mission of the Ponca Public School Guidance Program is to empower all students to reach their maximum potential in the areas of academics, career, and personal/social development.

Philosophy Statement

Every individual in our school system matters.  Every individual has the potential for growth and development.


We believe that Ponca Public School's Guidance Program will:

*teach life skills for all students

*are for all students

*are proactive and preventative

*are competency based and goal directed

*provide a safe place for problem solving

*help children develop into successful adults

*are an integral part of a total school program

*understand and value student's capabilities

*facilitate and support the reciprocal integration of curriculum

*include career, academic, personal/social issues and are age-appropriate

*promote a healthy school culture which is supportive and collaborative among parents, students, and staff

We further believe that:

*learning is life-long

*all students can learn

*students who believe in themselves are more open to learning

*society as a whole benefits from a comprehensive school guidance program

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Ponca School 505 3rd Street Ponca, NE  68770

402.755.5700 Fax: 402.755.5773

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Ponca Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Students: Mr. Duane Krusemark, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 568, Ponca, NE 68770 (402) 755-5700 (duanekrusemark@poncaschool.org).

Employees and Others: Mr. Duane Krusemark, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 568, Ponca, NE 68770 (402) 755-5700 (duanekrusemark@poncaschool.org).

Complaints or concerns involving discrimination or needs for accommodation or access should be addressed to the appropriate Coordinator. For further information about anti-discrimination laws and regulations, or to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education (OCR), please contact OCR at One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 320, Kansas City, Missouri  64106, (816) 268-0550 (voice), Fax (816) 268-0599, (800) 877-8339 (telecommunications device for the deaf), or ocr.kansascity@ed.gov.