Archive for April, 2011

Highlights from 4/28/11 school board meeting

April 29, 2011

This month’s articles:

Wellness Policy under consideration

Chicago students not allowed to pack lunches

Gender committee presents findings

Revenue projections are released

Open enrollment is successful in 2010-11

  • DON’T FORGET – first ever district-wide art show will be held tonight from 6-8:30pm and tomorrow from 10am-3pm in the Milford High School cafeteria.  The art show was made possible by a grant from the Milford Schools Foundation
  • Also tomorrow, the Partners for a Drug-Free Milford Miami Township, in collaboration with the Milford Police Department, will be sponsoring a Medication Disposal Day at the Target store in Milford from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop off unused and/or expired medications for disposal and help prevent teen prescription drug abuse!
  • Cyndee Seals, President of Boyd E. Smith PTO, and her husband were responsible for obtaining a donation of 150 computers valued at $37,000.  They also obtained volunteers to come in and switch out the computers with Boyd’s old systems.  Thank you both for the fantastic donation!
  •  The Milford Athletic Boosters presented their third annual donation that goes toward the new athletic complex.  The Boosters donated a total of $425,500 to be paid over five years.  To date, they have donated $255,300 of the total and have $85,100 in escrow for next year’s payment.  Over the past 12 years, the Athletic Boosters have donated $1.1 million to the district!
  • Treasurer Randy Seymour was named an “Honorary American Guild Town Crier” by Bill Knepp, the official Town Crier for Milford/Miami Township, and R.J. Vilardo.  Bill and R.J. led the committee to honor Ray Bauer through the Bauer Memorial at the high school; they awarded Mr. Seymour with a town crier bell made by Verdin Bell as a thank you for the help he provided the committee, as well as the service he has provided Milford Schools in directing and maintaining our finances over the past years
  • The Gender Committee presented their findings to date.  To read more, click here
  • Randy Seymour provided an overview of the revenue changes due to the Governor’s new plan.  Click here for more info
  • Debbie Burton, Supervisor of Business Operations, was named interim treasurer while the board continues the search for a new treasurer
  • Sarah Becker, who has served as a teacher and administrator for the district, was named Assistant Principal of Milford Junior High School
  • The price for Type A (regular) lunches were raised 10¢ beginning next school year
  • We will save $350,000 on transportation by reducing 4 routes next year.  The cost savings includes the cost of the routes from Petermann as well as fuel, overhead, monitors, etc.  This savings will not change the level of service provided
  • Dr. Farrell provided a progress report on Open Enrollment.  Click here for more information.