Highlights from 9/21/17 school board meeting

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Here are the highlights from the 9/21/17 school board meeting:

  • The board and administration recognized the Miami Township Police Department for their commitment to keeping our students safe. This commitment always exists, but it was especially evident during the recent bomb scare. With no way to tell if a threat is valid or not, the district and police must treat every threat as if it is real – hundreds or thousands of students and staff are at risk. Officers and detectives guarded our schools overnight, also spent the night seeking bomb-sniffing dogs in the area to sweep the school that morning, doing whatever it took to ensure school was safe for our students. Milford City Police were also involved with our only school in the city, Pattison Elementary. Our thanks and gratitude go out to you all.
  • MHS students Sophie Elleman and Catherine Gottsacker were recognized for coordinating the September 18 Constitution Day at Miami Meadows Park. Constitution Day began several years ago to provide a “living history” learning event. This year’s event was well-attended and extremely successful – thank you, Sophie & Catherine!
  • This year’s appropriations continue to be on track.
  • The board approved 17 policy changes to update policies in line with legal changes.
  • The board approved two part-time music teachers to start an elementary vocal music program. This is a before-school program for 6th graders, like the band program, to allow students interested in vocal music the chance to explore that interest in more depth than possible in standard elementary music classes.
  • Four Milford elementaries – Meadowview, McCormick, Pattison, Seipelt – received the Ohio PBIS Bronze Recognition Award for 2017. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It is a schoolwide framework shown to improve student behavior, academic achievement, and overall school climate.

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