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  • YSHS/McKinney to open­— New staff, new way of learning

    This school year students at Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School will plan for the zombie apocalypse, make documentaries, build roller coasters, erect a sculpture trail and work in agriculture as part of the new project-based learning, or PBL, curriculum that begins the 2013–14 school year. Implementing the district-wide mandate will be difficult, but the educational […]

  • Board, Basora set contract

    Last week the Yellow Springs District Board of Education and Superintendent Mario Basora came to an agreement about Basora’s contract with the local district, according to an Aug. 8 press release. The board will vote on the five-year amended contract at its regular Sept. 12 meeting. “We are pleased to announce that the superintendent has […]

  • Divisions over contracts — Yellow Springs School board admonished

    After a tense school board meeting on Saturday, Aug. 3, called on Friday to resume a discussion that had been tabled at the previous Thursday’s meeting, the board voted unanimously to approve new contracts with raises for five of the district’s principals and program directors.

  • Basora signs contract

    The Yellow Springs Board of Education released the following statement on Thursday, Aug. 8: The Yellow Springs Board of Education and Superintendent Mario Basora are happy to announce that the negotiations for an amended contract for Superintendent Basora have successfully concluded with a proposed five-year contract. We anticipate a resolution at the regular business board […]

  • VIDEO — New climber at Mills Lawn School

    Sven Meister atop the new Mills Lawn School climber. The climber was officially unveiled Thursday, Aug. 8, in the afternoon. Families and friends were encouraged to come and play

    The beloved wooden Big Toy was partially destroyed by a falling silver maple during a storm last July. In its place last week arose a mighty, multi-piece structure.

  • VIDEO—Community voices disappointment in school board

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    This post contains a video montage of villagers speaking at last week’s special school board meeting.

  • Yellow Springs school community upbraids school board for poor management

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    At the vociferous urging of the local community, the Yellow Springs school board voted in a special meeting today to approve raises for its five administrators.

  • Village Zoning Appeals Board— Distillery, preschool get variances

    S & G Artisan Distillery is closer to being approved for an increased tasting room at its production facility at MillWorks; the Village approved three variances allowing the Children’s Montessori Cooperative to operate a small preschool at 107 Tower Court.

  • Teacher contracts in sight

    On Tuesday this week the Yellow Springs school board and the local district’s teacher’s union met with a federal mediator to draft a tentative agreement for a contract for the district’s 51 teaching staff members.

  • High school moves to block schedule

    When McKinney Middle and Yellow Springs High School start up again in the fall, students will be piloting a new hybrid block schedule for their classes.

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