Clyde-Green Springs discusses first day, annual growth indicators

Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Schools new superintendent David Stubblebine takes the reins as students return for the first day of school Wednesday.

Monday, new teachers had their orientation day and today is teacher training day.

He commented on the Ohio Department of Education’s state report card recently published. He was pleased to state Clyde scored an “A” on its annual growth and it had met all the indicators.

Clyde’s district has four homeschooled students and it revised their policy regarding their participation in the extracurricular program if the student resides within the school district. The home educated student must comply with all eligibility requirements and pay the same fees as other students. A student who leaves the district to be home schooled during the school year due to failing grades will be ineligible for one grading period upon return to the district.

A student in a non-public chartered or unchartered school who resides in the district will be afforded the opportunity to participate if the non-public school does not offer the same activity. If the student in the non-public school lives outside the district, he is not entitled to participate.

Any student attending a public charter or community school will not be eligible for participation regardless of their residence.

Board members approved the revision.

Treasurer Joyce DuPont stated teachers are participating in their second year of the wellness screenings and each earns points which determine the district’s health insurance costs.

A Woody Hayes impersonator will be performing in the high school auditorium on Sept. 14. Tickets are on sale at the school office.

It was noted that board member Tom Conley is to be recognized during the Ohio State Board Association conference for serving as a school board member for 20 years.

In other business, the board:

Approved the treasurer’s report.

Approved the resolution creating a policy addressing the requirements for compliance with the issuance of tax-exempt and tax-preferred obligations by the school district.

Approved the staff personnel actions.

Employed substitute teachers for the 2013-14 year on a one-year limited contract.

Employed teachers for the after-school program on a one-year limited contract at the current tutor rate to be paid through a 21st Century Grant.

Employed non-certified persons for extra duty jobs.

Approved the agreement with Wood County Juvenile Detention Center and the Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio.

Approved the agreement to participate in Vanguard-Sentinel Career Center Technology Centers’ educational and remedial services program.

Approved the application for a Sandusky County Foundations Grant program for upgrading equipment for the vocal music program at Clyde High School.

Approved the application for a Sandusky County Foundations Grant program for assisting in the implementation of the anti-bullying program, Rachel’s Challenge, at Clyde High School.

Approved the contract with the Seneca County Agency Transportation in order to transport students out of the district as required.

Accepted the gift of two backpacks filled with school supplies from the Fremont News-Messenger for Clyde Elementary School and two more for Green Springs Elementary School.

Heard that Parent’s Night is Sept. 20.

Heard the Clyde Fair is Sept. 20-22.

Heard Homecoming is Oct. 4.

The board of education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m., Sept. 23.