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

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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

Five-Year Forecast indicates Milford is in sound financial shape

A school district’s Five-Year Forecast is filed with the state twice a year – in April and October (the October filing is moving to November next year). The forecast is a planning tool to help districts understand financial trends. However, just like a home budget, a school district’s forecast is just that – a projection that will change over time. Nonetheless, the forecast is very helpful in giving us an idea of the financial health of our district. Continue reading

Board votes on agreement between FC Cincinnati and school district

FC Cincinnati, the local professional soccer team that was recently awarded a franchise for Major League Soccer (MLS) beginning in 2019, has been working to approve a deal to build a world-class training facility and soccer academy in the City of Milford. At the August board meeting, the board voted to approve an agreement with FC Cincinnati. Continue reading

Business Advisory Council recommends creating task force to explore later school start times for MHS/MJHS

The Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a board-appointed committee consisting of local businesspeople who help the school district by researching specific issues in career preparation and other business-related questions. Last year, the board asked the BAC, under the direction of Chair Geoff Pittman, to research later school start times. They presented their results at the May 10, 2018 school board meeting. Continue reading

Highlights of 4/19/18 school board meeting

Thank you & best of luck, Treasurer Debbie Caudle!
May 2018 Five-Year Forecast: strong & stable
Superintendent’s Report
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

Highlights of 4/19/18 school board meeting: Continue reading