Monday, September 9, 2013

On 9/9/13 Prairie du Chien Public Schools will release at 1:30 pm due to excessive heat.

The Prairie du Chien Public School policy is that school is to be called off when air temperatures exceed 97 degrees or that the heat index exceeds 105. The latest update on NOAA predicts that air temperatures may exceed 97 sometime around 2:30 pm today.

The Central Courtyard / cafeteria area in the High School will remain open into the evening as a cool safe area for students, and their families, if needed.

All after school activities are cancelled for today.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

$301,970 to raise a child!

From USDA; annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child.

The report shows that a middle-income family with a child born in 2012 can expect to spend about $241,080 ($301,970 adjusted for projected inflation*) for food, shelter, and other necessities associated with child-rearing expenses over the next 17 years. This represents a 2.6 percent increase from 2011. Expenses for child care, education, health care, and clothing saw the largest percentage increases related to child rearing from 2011. However, there were smaller increases in housing, food, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses during the same period. The 2.6 percent increase from 2011 to 2012 is also lower than the average annual increase of 4.4 percent since 1960.