About Andrea Brady Milford School Board

Welcome! I have served as a board member for the Milford (Ohio) Exempted Village School District since 2010. My goal with this blog is to keep our community informed about what is happening in the district, as well as share information on education in general. Contact me at andrea @ andreabrady.net.

District continues to investigate changing school start times; option for juniors/seniors will be implemented next year

In April 2018, the Business Advisory Council (BAC) reported to the school board that moving high school and junior high start times later (ideally to 8:30 am) could provide significant health benefits to teens, whose circadian rhythms naturally lead them to a later bedtime and a physical drive to sleep later in the morning. Studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and even experiential data from school districts that have moved their start times support the benefits of later start times for teen students. Continue reading

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Highlights of 12/13/18 school board meeting

New concept for structure of school day explores how to increase student engagement, success
The benefits of not getting straight As

Here are the highlights of the 12/13/18 school board meeting: Continue reading

The benefits of not getting straight As

A huge dichotomy exists between what it takes to get into college (or after college, into grad school), and what is truly the best for developing a creative, well-rounded person. In this article by Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and the youngest tenured professor at The Wharton School, Dr. Grant proposes that getting straight As can cause many more problems for students than the benefits it offers. Continue reading

Board approves resolutions to prepare for option of running bond issue in May 2019

Over the past few months, the Milford school board and administrators have been investigating options to run a bond issue in May 2019. This bond issue would replace the Junior High School and complete other construction work in the district. No decisions have been made yet – we are still researching and discussing – but in order to have the chance to run a bond next May, the board had to pass six resolutions at the November meeting. Continue reading

Milford School District is proactive and conservative in how it runs its business

Last week was the annual Ohio School Board Association conference. One of the “hot topics” was whether or not the Ohio legislature would be passing “alternative pathways” for students in the Class of 2019 to graduate. Continue reading