A Message from the Superintendent
A more important date for our students is August 4, 2015. Our school tax levy is on the ballot that day. If you are a registered voter, please remember to vote. Due to the failure of the past 3 levy attempts, we have had to cut 8 teaching positions, 2 custodial positions and will only bus students in grades KG-8 for the 2015-2016 school year. We will also be implementing a fee for extra-curricular activities. If the levy continues to fail, further cuts are inevitable and opportunities for our students will continue to dwindle. Let’s not let that happen!
In regard to the structure being built in front of the high school; it will be used as an outdoor classroom for our students. The pavilion will also be made available for public use. We have taken complaining phone calls and have seen negative comments about that project on social media. The theme of the complaints seems to be how can they be building a new structure and asking for new tax money? That project, as well as the revamping of the high school library, have been completely funded by the “Straight A” grants we received from the Ohio Department of Education through the Fairfield County Educational Service Center. The “Straight A” grants have strict requirements on how the money may be spent. It cannot be spent on the daily operations of the school district. We have also purchased Chrome Book computers, ST Math software and professional development for teachers and administrators through this grant. If you need additional information about this grant and the projects being funded by the grant, do not hesitate to call me at 740-467-2802 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am looking forward to the 2015-2016 school year!
Randy Cotner, Superintendent
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