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April Board of Education Regular Meeting Recap

 

Fifth grade spelling aficionado, Laila McQuirt was honored at the onset of the London City School District Board of Education meeting for reaching the regional round of the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Laila was one of 49 students to participate at Ohio University in March.


 

This month’s school spotlight shown on London High School as Assistant Principal Michael Browning highlighted the accomplishments of Emily Davis and Cassie Anders, who both submitted artwork that will be recognized as part of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. Cassie’s piece entitled “Abby” and Emily’s piece named “Beauty Within” placed in the top 300 of the state and will be displayed beginning April 22nd and will run through May 17th.


 

Mr. Browning also took time to recognized representatives from the London Singers, who qualified for the OMEA state competition by earning a superior rating for the 4th consecutive year. The Singers will be performing at state competition on Friday, April 20th at Reynoldsburg High School.

 

A few highlights of Board discussion included:

  • The Board discussed replacement of the existing band uniforms. The uniforms, which are well into their second decade, are projected to cost approximately $30,000. The music boosters have pledged to provide at least $10,000 in funding. The administration will continue to provide more follow up and present a recommendation to the Board in May.

 

A few highlights of other Board action included:


  • Adopted a Resolution of Support of Military Children and Families. The resolution was an effort by the district to increase resources and lessen the burden of service to these families. The district has also launched a website to assist with this effort.

  • Accepted with thanks a donation of a washer and dryer for the London Elementary School clinic from TJ and Connie Dwyer.

  • Accepted with thanks a donation of $2,000 from Stanley Electric to be used primarily for the creation of Makerspaces in the middle school.

  • Approved an annual contract with META Solutions to provide information technology services for next school year.

  • Approved a request from the London High School Spanish Department to allow students to travel to Costa Rica in June of 2019.


At the end of the meeting, the Board entered into executive session to discuss the employment, appointment, and compensation of personnel.


Minutes of each meeting are approved the following month and then posted here.

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