Richfield Schools


By Brittany Cooper

Richfield might be described as small or quaint, but the community shows the support that Richfield Schools need to stand up again a poor economy.

One of the ways is through a supplemental levy.

Principal Mike Smith says, "last Spring we went from a two year 125,000 Supplemental levy to a 225,000 levy for two years in the really poor economic times.

It was pretty incredible that we passed that."

Now Smith says a supplemental levies have taken on a whole new role.
"When I came here seven years ago, a supplemental levy really was supplemental...It just gets us by now."

But that support the community gives to the schools is also given back by the students. For Veterans Day, the students put together a program and assembly for veterans of Richfield and beyond.

Senior Breanna Brockman says, "we go in front and talk about what we appreciate, what they've done and we thank them and we read poems which was the last episode of violence and stories and stuff."

Many might be familiar with Richfield because of the girls basketball program. In the last six years, the girls have represented the school well by bringing home three state titles wihile averaging more than 20 wins per season.

Head basketball coach Steve Kent says, "we had a handful of girls that bought into the program in terms of getting the skills to be that good and also to put the time in. That process ultimately built up to the point where we had some real nice success."

Next week Brittany Cooper will take an in depth look at Raft River High School.

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