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  • Energy upgrades spark learning

    Waibel's project manager Rodney Rhoades inspects a highly-efficient new mechanical cooling unit to be installed on the roof of the McKinney school. New HVAC systems are just one component of an energy-efficiency overhaul at the schools. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Not only will the Yellow Springs high, middle and elementary schools benefit from an energy-efficient makeover this coming school year, their students will learn how to analyze and reduce the school’s energy use from the classroom.

  • Schools get a “green” makeover

    Solar shades will soon adorn the southern facade of the high school to cut the demand for mechanical cooling. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    New for the 2010 school year is an energy-efficiency makeover at all three school buildings and an energy curriculum to match.

  • Class of 2020 Initiative—Schools eye strategic plan

    Change in any organization can be brought about by a shift in leadership, a shift in demand for service, or a shift in budgetary balance, or, as in the case of the Yellow Springs Exempted School District, it can be induced by all three forces at once. This fall the district will tackle the Class of 2020 Initiative to formulate a strategic plan to guide the schools through the next 10 years.

  • Board approves GCESC contract

    At its July 8 meeting, the Yellow Springs Board of Education approved the renewal of a contract with the Greene County Educational Services Center, or GCESC, for special education services for the coming school year, although most board members expressed a reluctance to do so, given the high price tag.

  • Some tax drop, but hope for future

    The income tax decline in the Yellow Springs school budget has been news in recent weeks, and Village government has also seen a downturn in income tax in the past two years. However, the Village tax loss is significantly less than that of the school district, and Village Manager Mark Cundiff sees reason to believe that the worst is over.

  • School income tax up slightly

    The recession kicked Yellow Springs hard in 2008, according to state income tax figures, and the school district is still reeling from a significant drop in income tax revenue from that year, which schools received in 2009.

  • Scholarship honors Gudgel

    John Gudgel, who will retire this year as YSHS pricpal, has had a scholarship named in his honor.

    Yellow Springs High School alumnus and retiring principal John Gudgel was known for his support for students. That’s why the school board and his fellow classmates — meeting here for a 35th class reunion this weekend — are teaming up to honor Gudgel with a scholarship fund in his name that will continue to assist students in the high school.

  • School fiscal crunch is topic of a community meeting

    There was an “elephant in the room” at the June 17 emergency Committee of the Whole school board meeting to discuss the district’s financial shortfall, according to villager Rachel McKinley.

  • School deficit is bigger and came sooner than expected

    The Yellow Springs school district budget deficit is bigger and increasing faster than expected, according to Superintendent Tony Armocida at the school board meeting on Thursday, June 10.

  • Board to discuss financial state of schools

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    The community is invited to attend an open meeting discussing the 2010 education plan and the current financial state of the Yellow Springs public schools.