Highlights from 9/18/14 school board meeting

2014 State Report Card shows continued growth
Business Advisory Council chair sought
Milford Band & Choral Boosters to host Donation Day
State funding may be unconstitutional, but at least we get “real money”
“I could feel my brain growing”
Extracurricular Update
Athletic Update

Here are the highlights from the September 18, 2014 school board meeting: Continue reading

2014 State Report Card shows continued growth

This year’s State Report Card is out, and the Milford school district continues to show growth on key performance indicators – congrats to all our students, teachers, staff and community members for their hard work and commitment to learning! Continue reading

Business Advisory Council Chair sought

Every two years, the Milford Board of Education appoints a chairperson of the Board’s Business Advisory Council (BAC). This Council is responsible for helping the board with projects that relate to business relations with the district, which could include helping evaluate issues the Board is facing or identifying needs/opportunities for students and the district relating to future employment and the job market. Continue reading

State funding may be unconstitutional, but at least we get “real money”

By Gary Knepp, Vice President, Milford Board of Education; Historian; Attorney-at-Law

Ohio’s school funding has been debated for years.  Ohio’s Supreme Court has twice declared the formula unconstitutional.  Deciphering the current formula requires the work of a cryptologist. Continue reading

“I could feel my brain growing”

In this article, Huffington Post blogger Salman Khan describes reading time with his son:  “Aren’t you glad how I struggled with that word,” the five-year-old asked.  “I think I could feel my brain growing.”

Khan explains how research he has been reading talks about the brain being a muscle like any other:  if you don’t use it, it won’t grow.  This means that intelligence is only partly inherent; for the other part, you can control it by using and expanding your knowledge and thoughts, by struggling to understand new and complicated concepts.

What are your thoughts about this?  Do you encourage your children to “struggle?”

Extracurricular Update Sept 18, 2014

Jr. High Student Council: 8th grade elected officers for 2014/15 helped plan a “Back to School Bowling Bash” open to all 7th and 8th grade Milford students. The event was hosted at Eastgate Lanes and had approx. 100 staff and students attend. The next event will be the Halloween Dance coming up in late October.  Continue reading