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Yellow Springs School Board Section :: Page 7

  • Shared service project could be model for state

    Schools across the country have been reeling from state funding cuts sparked by the recession, and things are no different in Ohio. And in Yellow Springs, where school income tax receipts are forecasted to drop 30 percent this year, school leaders are grappling with ways to address the shortfall.

  • Candidates discuss stronger schools

    During an election forum at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 25, seven candidates for Yellow Springs school board shared their views on issues from improving student engagement to the impending change in school leadership.

  • Survey highlights concerns of special needs parents

    Most parents of special needs children in the Yellow Springs school system are satisfied with their children’s program. However, the level of satisfaction drops considerably when the child moves from Mills Lawn to the middle school and high school, where a lack of communication between parents and teachers, and teachers with each other, are perceived areas of discontent.

  • Levy, budget on board plate

    At their Oct. 8 meeting, school board members discussed the updated five-year financial forecast in the light of current economic difficulties.

    District Treasurer Joy Kitzmiller and Interim Superintendent Tony Armocida are recommending that the district seek a levy renewal in May 2010, at the same level as the current levy, which according to Kitzmiller, has remained constant for 10 years.

  • Board of education meeting—Why fewer girls in YSHS sports?

    At the Sept. 10 Yellow Springs Board of Education meeting, the board heard a presentation on data regarding why local female youth participate less in sports than their male peers. Overall, the report stated that upper-grade girls, most of whom had played sports in lower grades, now found less satisfaction in sports, rated themselves as […]

  • New faces in fall election

    The Nov. 3 elections for Village Council and school board livened up at the last minute last week, when several new hopefuls entered the races shortly before the deadline.

  • Schools see big tax decline

    At the Aug. 13 Yellow Springs Board of Education meeting, District Treasurer Joy Kitzmiller announced a steep decline in this year’s second quarter income tax revenues.

  • Schools to bus fewer students

    It is unclear at present exactly how many students the Yellow Springs schools’ new transportation policy affects, but it appears that most of the students who reside within the school district are currently ineligible to ride the bus. Yellow Springs school board addressed the changes to the district’s transportation schedule at its most recent Committee […]

  • Glismann leaves this week

    Norman Glismann

    Yellow Springs schools Superintendent Norm Glismann is leaving his job after two years because he did not feel he was a good fit with the community or the school district, he said. “I have professional and personal values that had to be put on the back burner too often,” he said in an interview Tuesday. […]

  • Amid funding questions, open enrollment remains

    First, consider a national recession with deep effects on state and local revenue streams. Add a host of educational reform standards proposed by the governor in the state’s hotly contested biennium budget. Then, pass an education plan (and supporting budget) that is based on these state and local revenue streams that are not only decreasing, but shifting in other unpredictable ways.