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December 2018 Board of Education Regular Meeting Recap
The London City School District met in regular session on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018. The meeting began with a special recognition for Kayleisha Payne. Kayleisha was the first completer of the London Unlimited program, which is the district’s flexible, blended learning program. Launched in the fall of 2017, London Unlimited allows students to take courses for credit recovery or credit advancement as part of a flexible school day. Kayleisha worked diligently to complete her coursework in order to graduate early and support her family.

The Board also took some time to spotlight the district’s Tech Department. District Tech Director, Dillan Shumaker, highlighted the progress from the department over the last five years. In particular, Shumaker noted progress in networking access and the district’s 1 to 1 initiative. 

A few highlights of Board discussion included:

During his superintendent remarks, District Superintendent Lou Kramer, shared that each of the district school has been designated as a Purple Star school. The Purple Star Awards are presented to schools that are recognized as show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. In order to receive the award, the district launched a web page with helpful resources for military families, revised enrollment forms to support families affected by deployments, and educated staff on the challenges affecting our military-impacted students. The London Board of Education passed a resolution supporting military children and families in April of 2018. You may access the district’s Support for Military Families here.
 
Kramer also highlighted the district’s recent safety training grant awarded by the Ohio Attorney General. These funds will be used by the district to support crisis intervention training during the 2nd semester. 
 
Finally, Kramer updated the Board on the progress of the LES Wood Gym repairs, which are projected to be completed by March and provided estimates for constructing baseball, softball, and football fields at London Middle School.
 

During his Treasurer remarks, District Treasurer Trevor Gummere, noted that the district’s October foundation payment showed a positive trend in regards to enrollment. The district is retaining students much more effective, and thereby receiving a significantly less deduction for students leaving the district.

A few highlights of other Board action included:

  • Conducted a first reading on the 2019-2020 LHS Course Guide;
  • Conducted a review of the 2019-2020 District Academic Calendar. The Calendar was already approved earlier in the year. However, a revised calendar, which corrected a few errors was presented.
  • Approved the district’s English Learner Manual.
  • Set the January 2019 organizational meeting for January 8th at 6:30 pm. The Board’s regular monthly meeting will follow immediately after the conclusion of the organizational meeting.
  • Approved a lease with Cypress Church for for facility use of LHS on various dates throughout the 2019 calendar year. The lease will provide an additional $60,000 in new revenue for the district.
  • Approved several other routine matters including personnel actions.

The next meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 in room 311 of London High School beginning at 6:30 pm. Minutes of each meeting are approved the following month and then posted here.

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London, Ohio 43140
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