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Mission Statement

The Ludington Area School district, in partnership with parents and community, will educate and empower students to adapt and succeed in their futures.

Vision Statement

Ludington Area School students will graduate from a top-performing district, confident in the  skills required for their success in the global community.

Estimated Millage Impact Calculator

If approved by voters on May 7, 2019, the estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2019, under current law, represents a 1.71 mill net increase over the prior year's levy. The maximum number of years the bonds of any series may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is thirty (30) years. Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds can not be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator, or employee salaries, or other operating expenses. Click the link below to use the Estimated Millage Impact Calculator by entering the estimated market value of your home in the blue box. This will calculate the estimated annual property tax bill increase and the estimated increase per month. 

Estimated Millage Impact Calculator


Link to the Oriole Foundation donation page

Donate directly to the Oriole Foundation. Choose Education in the first drop down and the Oriole Foundation in the second.

View LASD's Strategic Plan

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Ludington Highlights

iPad Sale Information

All Ludington Area School students will be issued new iPads when they return to school in the fall of 2019. Which means that we will be selling the current Apple 16g (wifi only) iPad Air 2 models to families if they choose to purchase them. The cost of the iPads are $130 each. Once we are done selling iPads to the families that want them, members of the community will be able to purchase them. Parents have until June 7th to decide whether to purchase their student’s iPad.

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Thank You

The District is extremely humbled by the support of the voters in our school community. While still unofficial, the outcome from last night is a victory for the children of Ludington Area School District. The District has worked hard to develop a plan to create safer and modern schools, while also ensuring that classroom spaces and learning environments are age-appropriate, and integrated with technology,  flexible furniture, and space design to support our educators and the inspiration of 21st-century learning skills and competencies in our students. We are appreciative of the community’s support.


The District is excited to begin the process of designing the concepts in our proposal, with the input of multiple school and community stakeholders. We are excited to be able to continue to expand our focus on 21st-century learning skills to ensure that graduates of Ludington Area Schools are empowered to adapt and succeed in their future and in a global community, as outlined in the District’s mission statement.


Please know that regardless of how one voted for the proposal, we value your thoughts and feedback. The District is committed to its vision of graduating students from a top-performing district, confident in the skills required for their success in the global community. We will continue to work with all stakeholders to collaboratively design this project and are excited for kids, our staff, and the community. Thank you for all of your support.



Jason J. Kennedy


Managing your alert preferences

We have recently implemented a new school notification system called SwiftK12. This notification system is loaded with new features that will make it easier for us to keep in contact with your family. For information on how to manage your alert preferences navigate to this link.

For future reference this link will be on the right hand side of the navigation under the District page of the LASD website.

Facilities Study Information

The five (5) year Strategic Plan that was adopted by the Board of Education on January 19, 2015 called for the creation of a committee of administrators, teachers, other school personnel, and community members to develop a long term facilities plan through consultation with a construction management company and an architect and engineer. This plan also called for the development of a facilities improvement plan that evaluates the cost effectiveness of upgrading existing facilities vs. new construction. For more information on the project see the Facilities Assement page.


Upcoming Events

  • 24 May
    • 1/2 Day K-12 Afternoon PLC
      Date: May 24
      Calendar: Ludington High School Events
    • Fun Run money due
      Date: May 24
      Calendar: Franklin Elementary Events
    • Half Day K-12
      Date: May 24
      Calendar: Franklin Elementary Events
    • Half Day of School - PLC
      Date: May 24
      Calendar: Foster Elementary Events
    • OJ: Track - No practice 1/2 day of school
      Date: May 24
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
    • Var Golf @ Katke GC 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
      Var Golf @ Katke GC
      Date: May 24
      Time: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
      Location: Katke Golf Course, 1003 Perry Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307, USA
      Calendar: Ludington Athletic Events
    • Relay Recess 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
      Relay Recess
      Date: May 24
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
      Location: Oriole Field
      Calendar: Foster Elementary Events
    • LHS Graduation- Hawley Gym 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      LHS Graduation- Hawley Gym
      Date: May 24
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Calendar: Ludington High School Events
  • 27 May
    • No School
      Date: May 27
      Calendar: Ludington High School Events
    • No School
      Date: May 27
      Calendar: Franklin Elementary Events
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