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District News

STATE OF THE SCHOOLS: ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS

 

 

 

FACTS ABOUT THE DISTRICT FINANCIAL SITUATION

 

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National Blue Ribbon Graphic STADIUM DRIVE ELEMENTARY NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON AWARD

Stadium Drive Elementary School is a nominee for the National Blue Ribbon School Award.  The Ohio Department of Education chose Stadium Drive as one of only 14 public schools in Ohio to nominate to the US Department of Education for the prestigious award.

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Honorable mention AP Art painting of girl holding blanket BHS ART STUDENTS RECEIVE ART AWARDS

The Mahoning County Annual Art Show is held to recognize high school students in grades nine through twelve who have an interest and talent in the visual arts.  Boardman High School Students were well recognized.

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students with thank you sign in front of composter GLENWOOD THANKS DIAMOND STEEL AS CRANE HOISTS COMPOSTER IN PLACE

Glenwood Students and Staff want to send a big Thank You to Diamond Steel Construction Company of North Lima, for donating the use of a massive crane to hoist an 8-foot in diameter Earth Tub Composter over the building, and into the Glenwood Courtyard.  

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students getting ready to leave for camp CAMP FITCH NEW EXPERIENCE FOR CENTER INTERMEDIATE: WATCH THIS VIDEO

For the first time, 6th graders at Center Intermediate School enjoyed Camp Fitch as a class experience. They went in two separate groups with teacher volunteers, on a 3-day trip at the end of February.  Read on to watch a video made by one of our own BSTN  video production HS students...Sam Holter.

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national honor society on stage NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS

Congratulations to the newly inducted members of National Honor Society.  85 Juniors and 6 Seniors were honored at a formal ceremony on March 27 at the Boardman Performing Arts Center.  

ohio state auditor seal BOARDMAN RECEIVES STATE AUDITORS AWARD

State Auditor Dave Yost announced Monday, March 26,  that Boardman Local School District received an Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.  Entities that receive the award  must meet a number of criteria upon completion of an audit including filing timely financial reports,following ethics, public meeting and public record criteria.

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purple star logo Glenwood Junior High Earns Purple Star Award

BGJHS has been awarded the 2018 Purple Star Award for its support of military families and students.  A description of the services and supports that Glenwood offers to its military students and families can be found under the Guidance Counsel tab of our schools website.  We are one of only 44 schools in Ohio to be selected.

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Superintendent's Message

It’s been a few weeks, since the state of the schools community meeting that attracted nearly a thousand people.  I just want to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to be there and participate as we discussed our district’s financial situation, and talked about the difficult decisions ahead.

 

We’ve spent time looking over all of the comments and suggestions that our breakout session groups left behind. There were definitely common themes that we noticed.

 

First of all, people used words like “shocked, scared, and emotional’ to describe their reaction to the plan for cuts if the operating levy is not successful.  We regret we didn’t have more time to prepare the community for what’s facing us now.


The public sees our students during amazing performances on stage, and fans watch them compete on the field.  Parents see and hear students doing or complaining about homework (proof, they’re working hard) and we all often hear about how great our grads are doing.

 

We usually don’t publicize the struggle it’s been to do all of that, as state funding continues to fall short of its own projections for our district.

 

People asked about numbers.  They want to understand the “funding cap” and ask why  Boardman is singled out. People want to know how we can get Columbus to change the funding formula, or in our case, just remove the cap so we can get the funding we are supposed to receive.

 

My goal for the next several weeks is to answer as many of your questions as possible in videos on our website.  We will also place those videos on BSTN’s YouTube Channel. We are going to take your suggestions and observations and use them to emerge from this financial situation a stronger district- with all of our excellent programs intact.

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