Lakota Schools proud of report card

KANSAS — The Lakota Board of Education is happy to see the progress of their district after the newest state report card was released.

Lakota Local Schools went from a C district grade to a B. Few schools in Ohio achieve a B grade, and even fewer obtain an A grade, something reserved for only a handful of schools in the state. Lakota Superintendent Chad Coffman said the district is in the top 30% in the state in terms of district grades.

“It shows we’ve got things going in the right direction. It’s a good thing,” said Coffman.

Administrators from the high school, middle school, and elementary gave their building reports. The high school also improved considerably, from a C to a B grade.

In other business, the board approved the music department’s trip to St. Louis, Missouri in March. Several members of the high school band were in attendance to thank the board.

“We just wanted to thank them for letting us go on the trip,” said senior Braden Schaser.

The trip includes several concerts for the students’ enjoyment as well as collegiate music clinics at Webster University.

In other business, the following personnel were approved as substitutes for the 2019-2020 school year: Candace Fought, Susan Lawrence, Elizabeth Crawford, Joseph O’Toole, Hailey Theis, Rene Nesselhauf and Karen Thompson.

Megan Hartley was approved as a volunteer for high school marching band.

The district also accepted donations of school supply kits from the United Way of Sandusky, as well as supplies and clothing from Scott Trinity United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s United Methodist Churches.

The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct.16 at Lakota High School in the staff dining room.