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

Milford Main open for last tour on 12/12

Top: one of the oldest photos of Milford Main, courtesy of Bill Stockland, MHS class of '63 and his http://www.billstocklandphotography.com/

Top: one of the oldest photos of Milford Main, courtesy of Bill Stockland, MHS class of ’63 and his http://www.billstocklandphotography.com/

Tour Milford Main on December 12, 9 am–noon – more information 

 

At the November 19, 2015 school board meeting, the board approved a resolution asking for bids to abate and demolish Milford Main. The district has been attempting to sell the building for years, and there has been no interest (other than from Jim Cohen of CMC – that deal fell through early in 2015 when the City of Milford denied zoning changes for his apartment complex plan). A variety of developers have looked at the building, but their feeling is it would take too much of an investment to update and abate (it contains both asbestos and lead) to be able to garner a reasonable return. Community members who care about the building have also attempted to find developers who specialize in old buildings; there has unfortunately been no interest from this court, either. While the building means a great deal to many who have attended school there, it does not qualify to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading

How do we understand others?

Thanks to McCormick Principal Don Baker for sharing the Washington Post article cited in this blog post.

“Empathy” is defined as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” This goes far beyond sympathy, “an understanding or common feeling between people.” Truly having empathy for another can be challenging – how many people do you know who are truly able to empathize with a situation they have not experienced? And yet, even empathy is, in some situations, not enough. Continue reading