Highlights of 1/21/16 school board meeting

Milford students performed well on last year’s revised state standardized tests
New technology will enhance student differentiation & achievement
City of Milford buys property from Milford Schools
BAC recommends selling Milford South
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

Highlights from the board meeting follow here:

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Milford students performed well on last year’s revised state standardized tests

The state of Ohio has released several parts of last year’s report card, and we are thrilled to report that Milford students did exceptionally well on the new state tests! In all categories, proficiency rates were met and significantly higher than state standards. We believe this is largely due to Milford’s curriculum being aligned with the state standards, as well as the focus of developing critical thinking and evaluation processes at all grade levels. Continue reading

New technology will enhance student differentiation & achievement

The district has been working on updating our technology plan over the past three years. Under the direction of Stacy Smith, our new technology coordinator, the process coalesced into a full several-year plan this fall. Continue reading

BAC recommends selling Milford South

Last year, the Milford Business Advisory Council was tasked with a two-part project consisting of evaluating if the district should trade land/building with the Clermont Public Library; and then, when they recommended taking the current Milford Library branch building and moving administrative offices there, evaluating the best course of action to take with Milford South, where those offices are currently housed. Continue reading

City of Milford buys property from Milford Schools

Last night, the Milford school board voted unanimously to sell the Milford Main property to the city of Milford, once the Milford Main building has been abated and demolished. Below are my comments from the Jan 21, 2016 school board meeting.

After more than a decade of evaluation, the board is voting tonight on the fate of the Milford Main School. This building has been an icon in Milford since it was built – and thus, this board and several boards prior to us have worked to find a solution that would allow the building to be saved and repurposed. Continue reading

Highlights of 11/19/15 school board meeting

Milford Main open for last tour on 12/12
How do we understand others?
Athletics Update
Extracurricular Update

Please attend our Community Forum this Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 pm, MHS cafeteria. We will be discussing issues facing Ohio public school districts, including local control, unfunded mandates, and charter schools. WE NEED YOU to help us make change! The more people we have involved, the more likely our voices will be heard. We know it’s a busy time of year, but please invest a few hours in your local school and come listen – understanding is the first step! Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 pm, MHS cafeteria. Learn more here. Continue reading