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  • ‘Sources of Strength’ | New school program encourages wellbeing

    The new program, “Sources of Strength,” is sponsored by the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation and PreventionFirst and is designed to reduce the risk of suicide, bullying and substance abuse.

  • Yellow Springs school board discusses high rate of student absences

    Students are considered chronically absent if they miss 10% of instruction during a school year. That percentage is calculated via the ratio of absent hours — both excused or unexcused — to total possible hours of instruction during a school year.

  • Students of the Month | October 2023

    YS schools announced the October recipients of student and faculty awards at the Oct. 12 Board of Education meeting.

  • HB 187 could lower taxes and school revenues

    Last week, Ohio legislators passed House Bill 187 — a bill that could ease the tax burden for property owners in the short term, but could also spell delays in tax funding for municipalities and reduced revenues for school districts.

  • Students celebrate Hispanic and Latino heritage

    On Thursday, Oct. 12, McKinney Middle and Yellow Springs High School students celebrated National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month — which is observed Sept. 15–Oct. 15 — with a cultural fair and assembly.

  • Yellow Springs Schools receive five-star rating

    Superintendent Terri Holden announced that YS Schools received an overall five-star rating — the highest rating possible — on its 2022–23 state report card, which was released by the Ohio Department of Education in September.

  • School board resumes facilities, levy talks

    As the Nov. 7 election day approaches, the Board of Education last week resumed discussing an upcoming levy to address district school facilities.

  • Yellow Springs school board appoints Scott Fife

    On Friday, Sept. 1, the Yellow Springs Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint local resident Scott Fife as a member of the board.

  • Yellow Springs Board of Education to pursue phone plan

    The Board of Education returned to a discussion of phones in schools at its Aug. 10 regular meeting; the board originally discussed the issue at a July 6 meeting after receiving a letter from 16 district parents concerned about how phones affect school environments.

  • School Board President TJ Turner resigns

    Just before the adjournment of the most recent regular meeting of the Board of Education on Thursday, Aug. 10, Board President TJ Turner announced to those present that the meeting would be his last.

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