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Board discusses state report card

By WALTER DOERSCHUK The Press-News Published: September 23, 2016 10:00 AM

MAGNOLIA-- Sandy Valley Local Schools superintendent David Fischer noted the inconsistency of state assessments when looking at the state's report cards for each district.

Fischer said during Monday's board of education meeting the Ohio School Board Association has also expressed concern regarding the report cards.

He noted this was the third year in a row with different state tests and standards. Three different report cards have been based on different standards.

Fischer also explained that some officials will be trained in using Narcan, a medication that can treat drug overdoses in emergency situations. The district is hoping to find grant funding to purchase the medication. Fischer added it would help to be prepared if it were needed in any situation.

Treasurer Craig McKendry discussed adding start-up cash for athletic events. He said the addition of soccer to the school's athletic program has caused a need, and several events may be happening now at the same time. Visitors may also enter an event with a 20-dollar bill, and the school doesn't have the cash it needs.

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Officials explained start-up cash was needed last year when the school hosted its first playoff football game.

It may be needed again this year if the same situation occurs.

In other business, board members:

RECOGNIZED board member Dennis Corsi who received a 15-year service award from the OSBA;

ANNOUNCED a person is being sought to oversee day-to-day operations of Valley Merry Christmas;

APPROVED open enrollment students Joseph Stanley, Morgan Burchell, Trinity Kula and Laura Miller for the school year;

APPROVED the continuation with the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Department to provide a school resource officer;

APPROVED Brandi Korzan, Colleen Newell, Brooke Nicholson and Rachel Leyda as nurses as needed;

WENT into executive session.


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