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School Board Meeting September 10, 2009
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The District achieved the rating of “Excellent with Distinction” meeting 30 out of 30 indicators with a performance index of 104.7.

Home Schooled Students: Mr. O’Reilly presented issues to be decided regarding home schooled students. The issues are 1) Access to course offerings. 2) Access to extracurricular activities. 3) Access to co-curricular activities. He said that no home schooled students are currently requesting access to any of these items. Comments from board members. The matter will be considered further at the next meeting.

Not posted – Sept. 30 special board meeting notes.

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School Board Meeting August 11, 2009
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Online coursework: Mr. Truett reported on the possibility of offering some online coursework as a one-year pilot program. This would be for extended coursework that is not already offered in the District in grades 6 through 12.

Code of Conduct: Amend the Grandview Heights City School District Activity Code of Conduct as it is contained as an addendum item to these minutes.

Posted by Admin on Thursday, October 15 @ 22:34:01 EDT (7450 reads)
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School Board Meeting July 14, 2009
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State aid for schools is expected to be reduced by 1% in FY-10 and 2% in FY-11. All-day kindergarten is being mandated beginning FY-11.

Steve Grassbaugh provided the Board with information regarding the TIF agreements associated with the Grandview Yard development … The poor national economy has also added an element of challenge and concern that the development may have more residential units than were originally conceived.

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School Board Meeting June 9, 2009
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Board Policy update: Mr. O’Reilly led a discussion with members of the Board regarding the concept of the proposed OSBA – provided policy for the School District. Ms. Peters discussed tobacco policy. Ms. Lithgow discussed student presentations at Board meetings. Mr. O’Reilly discussed the student dress code. He also discussed home schooling student participation in extracurricular activities.

Approve awarding Mr. Gildo Ciccone his high school diploma from the Class of 1945. He was activated on March 17, 1945 to serve in World War II.

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School Board Meeting May 12, 2009
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Mr. O’Reilly highlighted portions of Sub. House Bill 1 which is the proposed 2009-11 state budget. The Grandview Heights School District is expected to continue to receive its $1.5 million from the school foundation program in addition to any federal stimulus funds. The Education Challenge Factor (ECF) for Grandview will be 0.88. The school foundation for Grandview is expected to be reduced by 2% in the second year of the biennium.

Posted by Admin on Thursday, June 25 @ 16:48:50 EDT (5424 reads)
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School Board Meeting April 14, 2009
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Grandview Heights Mayor Ray DeGraw reported to the Board that the City Council and the Mayor’s office continues to review the financial implication of the Grandview Yard. ... The TIF is for 100% for 30 years with the School District to receive 10% of the TIF fund proceeds. The development agreement is now with city council. Mr. DeGraw fielded questions from member of the Board.

Approve the 3-year Settlement Agreement with the Grandview Heights Education Association. The Settlement Agreement includes base salary increases of 0% in FY-10, 2% in FY-11 and 2.75% in FY-12.

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School Board Meeting March 3, 2009
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The five banks that are currently serving as depositories have the following STAR ratings as of September 30, 2008: PNC = 3, Huntington = 3, Fifth Third Bank = 3, J.P. Morgan Chase = 4, and the Ohio Valley Bank = 4. Based upon the STAR rating, he said that all of the banks serving as depositories for School District public funds are average or above. Most of the District’s interim funds are invested in STAR Ohio (State Treasurer’s Asset Reserve fund).

Governor’s Funding Proposal: Mr. O’Reilly provided information to the Board regarding the Governor’s funding proposal for the 2009-11 biennium. Estimated state revenues according to the Governor’s proposal are $1,586,710 in FY-10 and $1,554.976 in FY-11. The local community will be depended upon to support the School District.

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School Board Meeting February 10, 2009
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Information regarding the Governor’s proposal: … No additional funding is included in the Governor’s proposal for Grandview Heights School District. There would be a 2% reduction in the foundation revenues in the second year of the biennium (FY-11).

Kindergarten Options: Mr. O’Reilly provided information regarding kindergarten. (many parents spoke to the board about options).

Approve a tuition-based All-Day Kindergarten Program for the 2009-2010 school year. The tuition will be $330.00 per month for the months of September through May ($2,970.00 total). Students and families qualifying for free lunch may attend tuition free and those students and families qualifying for reduced price lunch may attend at 50% tuition

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School Board Meeting January 13, 2009
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Ms. Lithgow was elected board president, Mrs. Keller was elected vice-president.

Mr. O’Reilly provided written information regarding the history of the District’s all-day kindergarten program. Tuition is falling short of covering 50% of the ADKG costs due to the increase in free and reduced price tuition. He will make a recommendation in February regarding the future of the program.

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School Board Meeting December 9, 2008
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Charting the Course Update: Mr. O’Reilly provided the Board with a written status report on Charting the Course.

For the first time in the entire history of his seat on the board, Gary Heydinger votes “no” while the other members vote “yes”. The vote – accepting the resignation of Suzanne McLeod.

Executive Session (IX): Members discussed the appointment of a public official followed by the discussion of negotiations with the GHEA and GHESSA.

Posted by Admin on Sunday, February 08 @ 22:26:08 EST (3268 reads)
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Old Articles
Monday, December 22
· School Board Meeting November 11, 2008
Monday, December 08
· School Board Meeting October 20, 2008
Monday, October 27
· School Board Meeting September 9, 2008
Thursday, September 11
· School Board Meeting August 12, 2008
Friday, September 05
· School Board Meeting July 14, 2008
Saturday, August 30
· School Board Meeting July 8, 2008
Monday, July 28
· School Board Meeting June 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 01
· School Board Meeting May 13, 2008
Monday, June 09
· School Board Meeting April 8, 2008
Sunday, May 04
· School Board Meeting March 11, 2008
Tuesday, March 25
· School Board Meeting February 12, 2008
Thursday, February 21
· School Board Meeting January 8, 2008
Monday, January 28
· School Board Meeting December 11, 2007
Monday, January 07
· School Board Meeting November 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 05
· School Board Meeting October 9, 2007
Wednesday, October 24
· School Board Meeting September 11, 2007
Friday, September 28
· School Board Meeting August 8, 2007
Friday, August 24
· School Board Meeting July 16, 2007
Monday, August 06
· School Board Meeting June 12, 2007
Tuesday, July 03
· School Board Meeting May 8, 2007

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