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Northeastern implements pay-to-play

1:15 AM Wednesday, May. 01, 2013

Northeastern Local Schools implemented pay-to-participate fees for spring sports to reduce the cost of athletics, and more budget cuts are expected next month, said Superintendent Lou Kramer. “We are going to make some reductions here in the spring and potentially in August as well, depending on what happens with the (Aug. 7) levy,&rdquo...
Lagonda named school of honor

12:50 AM Wednesday, May. 01, 2013

Lagonda Elementary School has been named one of the state’s Schools of Honor, a distinction awarded to only 90 schools in the state of Ohio. Lagonda has earned a designation as a High Progress School of Honor, Springfield City School District Superintendent Dave Estrop said. The Schools of Honor program is an expansion of the existing...
CTC embeds English into career tech
 Eliminating the traditional English class has contributed to improved reading and language art skills for some students at the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center. The CTC adopted this year a program called Embedded English, which sends English teachers into the career tech labs to work with students on assignments that relate to their...

12:02 AM Wednesday, May. 01, 2013

Eliminating the traditional English class has contributed to improved reading and language art skills for some students at the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center. The CTC adopted this year a program called Embedded English, which sends English teachers into the career tech labs to work with students on assignments that relate to their...
Shawnee considers August ballot issue

1:55 AM Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013

Clark-Shawnee Local Schools voters next week will decide a request for new operating money. But even before the first votes have been counted, district leaders took steps to Monday to place an issue on the August ballot, if needed. Clark-Shawnee board members unanimously approved at a special meeting Monday morning the first of two resolutions...
Springfield students offered free summer school

1:05 AM Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013

Springfield City School District will offer summer school for remediation or advancement free for its students this year. For students who attend other districts or charter or private schoools, the cost will be $430 for a full-year course, $215 for one semester and $107.50 for a quarter. In previous years, the district charged Springfield...
City school seeks input for hiring
 The Springfield City School District will hold a forum Wednesday to get community input on the next high school campus director and director of elementary education. “Both of these are key leadership positions, in terms of getting kids off to a great start in terms of the elementary education and, with the high school campus director...

11:35 PM Sunday, Apr. 28, 2013

The Springfield City School District will hold a forum Wednesday to get community input on the next high school campus director and director of elementary education. “Both of these are key leadership positions, in terms of getting kids off to a great start in terms of the elementary education and, with the high school campus director...
No prom, grad walk for senior
 An 18-year-old Southeastern High School senior will not be allowed to participate in graduation or prom activities after she tested positive for nicotine on a random drug test. Southeastern requires students to consent to random drug testing for alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs and nicotine to participate in sports, extracurricular...

12:30 AM Saturday, Apr. 27, 2013

An 18-year-old Southeastern High School senior will not be allowed to participate in graduation or prom activities after she tested positive for nicotine on a random drug test. Southeastern requires students to consent to random drug testing for alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs and nicotine to participate in sports, extracurricular...
Teacher on leave for investigation
 A teacher at the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center is on an administrative leave over allegations of misconduct, according to the superintendent. Scott Rohrer Jr., 28, was placed on leave today and is under investigation for misconduct, Superintendent Rick Smith said in a media release. The matter has been turned over to the Springfield...

7:12 PM Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013

A teacher at the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center is on an administrative leave over allegations of misconduct, according to the superintendent. Scott Rohrer Jr., 28, was placed on leave today and is under investigation for misconduct, Superintendent Rick Smith said in a media release. The matter has been turned over to the Springfield...
Springfield High expands personalized student advising

12:00 AM Monday, Apr. 22, 2013

Springfield High School expanded its personalized advising sessions this year for students to include sophomores and partners from higher education institutions. The sessions can help students develop plans to achieve their goals and avoid mistakes that might derail them, educators said. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 35 volunteers from...
West Liberty schools seek bond issue

1:45 AM Sunday, Apr. 21, 2013

West Liberty-Salem Local Schools will ask voters in August to approve a revised tax issue to renovate and add on to existing buildings. Voters will see a combined 3.62-mill bond issue and .25 percent income tax to raise $11 million toward a building project on the Aug. 6 ballot. If approved, it would cost the owner of a $100,000 home nearly...
ACT, AP can cut college costs

1:30 AM Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013

Data included on the state report cards for high schools about how students performed on the SAT, ACT and AP tests can translate into money saved for families. The state of Ohio each year releases the data on the number of students participating in exams like the ACT and SAT — tests some colleges use for admissions decisions and many...
Runners not deterred by tragedy
 For Kenton Ridge High School grad Dan Beaver — and for countless other runners — the bombings at the Boston Marathon won’t deter him from future races. Nor will it shake his sense of close-knit community with fellow runners. “It clearly is a small community and everybody’s kind of brought together,” he...

2:50 AM Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013

For Kenton Ridge High School grad Dan Beaver — and for countless other runners — the bombings at the Boston Marathon won’t deter him from future races. Nor will it shake his sense of close-knit community with fellow runners. “It clearly is a small community and everybody’s kind of brought together,” he...
Science school accepting applications

1:45 AM Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2013

The agricultural science school that will open in Springfield on Aug. 21 is accepting applications now from interested eighth graders. The Global Impact STEM Academy will open for its first year at Clark State Community College’s Leffel Lane campus. The school will accept an inaugural class of about 75 incoming freshmen, Interim Director...
New ratings tougher on schools

2:55 AM Monday, Apr. 15, 2013

An advance look at Ohio’s new A-F report card system, slated to be rolled out in August, shows many school districts score poorly in areas such as closing achievement gaps between students. One new category, Annual Measurable Objectives, shows as many as 38 percent of Ohio school districts get Ds or Fs in closing the achievement gaps...
Northeastern considers income tax request on August ballot

4:00 AM Sunday, Apr. 14, 2013

Northeastern board members will consider placing a one-percent earned income tax on the August ballot at a meeting Thursday. “We failed in November and still need additional revenue,” said Superintendent Lou Kramer. “Our financial situation hasn’t changed, except for the worst, I guess.” Northeastern Local Schools...
City schools hosting ready fair for families

4:05 AM Saturday, Apr. 13, 2013

The Springfield City School District will host its third annual “ready fair” Friday with activities and giveaways that will help parents of young children prepare for school. School readiness can be an important factor in a child’s education, with researchers finding that students who are unprepared for school often fall...
$14.3M more for local schools

1:30 AM Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013

A new budget plan from the Ohio House proposes an additional $14.3 million in state aid for Clark and Champaign county schools in the next two years. The House released funding projections for its changes to the proposed biennial budget Wednesday morning. Those figures show an increase of $7.2 million in state aid for the 2013-14 school year...
Springfield hires firms for 4 searches

1:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013

The Springfield city schools will spend $31,000 to conduct regional searches to fill four administrative positions for the 2013-14 school year. Two search firms have been hired to search the Midwest to fill positions vacated by retirements in the Springfield City School District, said Superintendent David Estrop, who said he believed changes...
Kenton Ridge briefly locked down

3:24 PM Tuesday, Apr. 09, 2013

Kenton Ridge High School briefly locked down Tuesday morning while sheriff’s deputies looked for a suspect in the area, said Northeastern Local Schools Superintendent Lou Kramer. “We had received a phone call from a concerned parent about a situation in the community,” said Kramer. “The sheriff’s department said...
Four districts seek May levies

2:30 AM Monday, Apr. 08, 2013

Four local school districts will ask voters to approve operating issues on the May 7 ballot, including two requesting a total of $6 million in new tax money. In Clark County, Tecumseh and Clark-Shawnee schools both are seeking voter approval of new operating dollars in May. In Champaign County, Urbana and West Liberty-Salem schools are asking...
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