It takes a village!! In the past few years I have worked with other to have a restored faith in our schools resulting in partnerships in the public, non-profit, and private sectors growing stronger each year. District currently owns and maintains 113 educational buildings and experienced an increased of enrollment of .76%.
Here are some highlights:
Expanded Pre-Kindergarten early learning for 4 year olds
Increased participation in career tech by offering 37 programs offered to students.
College Credit through higher education and corporate partnership
Our 2016 students were awarded $57 million in scholarships and grants to more than 150 different Colleges and Universities
Opened district’s first Gifted Academy and tripled services provided by Gifted Specialists ensuring cultural unbiased assessments to address identification of underrepresented student groups.
Support largest limited English Proficient Student population – the most of any district in the Midwest (7600 students).
Model for Special Education in Ohio by the Ohio Dept of Education for urban schools on how they should identify and serve students with special needs, a total of nearly 8500 students.
Staffing and Staff Development – More than 70% of our teachers hold at least a master’s degree and an average of 13 years of experience and we support professional development to maintain high levels of excellence.
We’ve opened series of Care Connection on-site offices with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, with nurse practitioners and behavioral health professionals serving the needs of the “whole child” by bringing these services directly to students and families.
21st Century Digital Capacity for teaching & learning providing full wireless access in all school buildings.
We’ve worked to move the district to have increased accountability and transparency.
Practice responsible budgeting.