Archive for December, 2012

Highlights from 12/20/12 school board meeting

December 21, 2012

“Looking with fresh eyes” – emergency response at Milford Schools
This year’s reductions
What does the future look like?
Working with Columbus
Milford HS named to AP Honor Roll
Athletics Update
Extracurricular Update

  • The district is well within our 3% savings goal on non-personnel items for this year.  Treasurer Debbie Caudle will keep the board updated on those savings, which were factored in to the Five-Year Forecast when it was filed in October.  The district also received a clean audit, and we are refinancing a loan to take advantage of the exceptionally low rates.
  • We are looking to reduce paper to “go green” and save money in any way possible.  As part of this, the board had the first reading of a revised policy on how progress reports are delivered to students.  Instead of mailing many reports, we will use Progress Book to deliver them electronically.  Anyone without computer access can of course still receive a paper copy, and certain reports, such as semester report cards at the high school, will still be mailed.  Thank you to the community members who have pointed out several places where the district was sending either unnecessary or multiple paper reports home – you are helping us streamline!
  • In honor of R.J. Vilardo, board member Debbie Marques made a motion to re-start a committee that partners with community seniors to help engage them with students and the district.  Ms. Marques asked me to co-chair the committee, which I am proud and pleased to do.
  • The After Prom committee is doing things a bit differently this year:  they are asking various groups, such as student groups and PTA/Os, to “sponsor” booths or activities at After Prom.  They asked the school board to take on a booth, and we have agreed.  This should be a fun (and very different!) thing for a school board to do together!