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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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

Update on Milford Main; no plans w/funding have been offered

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/. Thanks also to Marvelous Milford (linked to photo) for use of the photo collage.

Last July, the Milford School Board accepted an offer of $250,000 from Jim Cohen of CMC Properties (the developer of Milford’s Riverwalk development) to purchase Milford Main for development, based on the contingency of receiving zoning for his proposed usage. He outlined a plan called Milford on Main, a senior apartment complex that would host 92 units on the Milford Main site. He would have memorialized the façade of the current Main building by constructing a bell tower using the “Boys” and “Girls” elements from that building. Continue reading

Highlights from 11/20/14 school board meeting

MEVSD grants diploma to Korean War veteran
District considers adding All-Day Kindergarten option
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

After recognizing students and veterans in some wonderful ceremonies and with great music, the board got down to business …  The following are the highlights from the meeting: Continue reading

District considers adding All-Day Kindergarten option

A committee consisting of administrators and teachers presented a preliminary plan to the board (George Lucas, Gary Knepp, Rob Hewlett and myself – Dave Yockey was out of town this month) to add an Add-Day Kindergarten (ADK) option. The plan proposed adding one ADK class to each building, which would allow up to 25 students to stay for a full day. This would be appr. 1/3 of kindergarten students who would have the opportunity to have a full day of kindergarten programming. Continue reading