An Open Invitation to the Community
“What do you, as a community, want to do with your schools?”
The boys and girls of our community need your input.
When: May 18, 2015
Where: East Canton High School Theater
Time: 7:00 p.m. (after the regular Board of Education meeting at 6:00)
What: You will hear the results from our Community Survey, learn about the school district’s finances from an analysis by members of the Independent Finance Committee, and listen to results of the community’s school planning committee. Then you will be asked for your input.
Osnaburg Schools are faced with an $880,000 deficit, resulting from five levy defeats. The district has made reductions in programming that are near state minimum standards and the district now has few options except asking our community: “What do you want to do with our schools”?
Osnaburg Local School District has
1. Reduced staffing and programs to near state minimum standards as audited by the Ohio Department of Education, raising the question: “Is the minimum good enough for the boys and girls in our schools?”
Please join us May 18 to offer your views.
2. Formed an Independent Finance Committee to give direction and guidance to the board of education;
3. Conducted a statistically valid community survey;
4. Invited a cross section of 30 community members to identify a direction for the district. On March 31 they identified the strengths, weaknesses opportunities and threats facing the school district.