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August 2018 Board of Education Regular Meeting Recap

The London City School District met in regular session on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018. Given the time of the year, Board action was rather light.

A few highlights of Board discussion included:


  • Mr. Gummere, District Treasurer, shared with the Board an updated on the district’s reporting for the Affordable Health Care act.

  • During his superintendent remarks, District Superintendent, Lou Kramer, provided the Board an update on a preparations for the start of the school year and reminded the Board of upcoming event dates. In addition, Dr. Kramer asked for Board input on shared values that the district has work to develop over the course of the summer. These values, which are meant to serve as a playbook for carrying out the district’s strategic plan include:




We deal in hope.

We accept the responsibility we have to serve our community and do so in a positive and optimistic manner.

Happy, open, passionate, enthusiastic students, staff, and stakeholders.

We, not me.

We understand and celebrate the diversity and value that each person brings to our organization.

Leaders who serve.

Staff who show empathy.

Students who care.

We do things on purpose.

We believe in disciplined behavior over default behavior.

Sustained individual and organizational growth.

Change happens.

Be prepared to pivot.

We believe problems, if solved correctly, are in fact, opportunities to be awesome.

Creative problem-solvers who posses grit.

A few highlights of other Board action included:

  • Approved a one (1) year licensing agreement with K12 consulting for Ohio five year forecasting software;

  • Approved a one (1) year comprehensive, preventative maintenance agreement with Direct Mechanical. The agreement will cover approximately 99% of district HVAC equipment at a total value of eight (8) million dollars.

  • Approved bus routes for the 2018-2019 school year.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 in room 311 of London High School. Minutes of each meeting are approved the following month and then posted here.