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1 “CITIZENS FOR ASHLAND CITY SCHOOLS” Co-chairs: Dennis Miller, Regional President, National City Bank National City Bank Bob Hill, Community Member Bob Hill, Community Member Honorary Co-chair: Mayor William Strine Treasurer: Tim Rowsey

2 “Citizens for Ashland City Schools” Theme of Campaign: “Education Matters”

3 graduate lifelong learners THE MISSION OF THE ASHLAND CITY SCHOOLS is to graduate lifelong learners, who are responsible citizens capable of functioning in and contributing to an ever- changing global society, by committing to comprehensive educational programs designed to meet the unique needs of students and presented in an innovative and supportive instructional environment.

4 ASHLAND CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT The Mission of the Ashland City Schools Board of Education is to work together promote quality education to promote quality education and provide visionary leadership in partnership with the community. Goal 1. Improve communication with community (internal & external). Goal 2. Be more efficient and effective as a team. 9/25/02

5 ASHLAND CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT AIMS High Student Achievement Safe School Environment Efficient and Effective Operations May 2000 M

6 State Report Card Rankings (Based on 22 Indicators) 20 indicators are based on student achievement (proficiency scores) 1 indicator is based on attendance 1 indicator is based on the graduation rate Excellent (21-22) Effective (17-20) Continuous Improvement (11-16) Academic Watch (7-10) Academic Emergency (0-6)

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8 2003 Report Card information became available in August 2003 Similar district information –Ashland City Schools is compared to 20 similar districts as determined by the State. –These districts are listed from Most to Least similar by the State.

9 (State Designated Similar Districts) Sorted by: Most to Least Similarity Rank District County Performance Index ScorePerformance (0 – 120 pts.) # of State Indicators Met Out of # of State Indicators Met Out of 22 Adequate Yearly Progress** 0 Ashland Met 1 New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Not Met 2 Tiffin Seneca Met 3 Dover Tuscarawas Met 4 Greenville Darke Not Met 5 Vermilion Erie Met 6 Mount Vernon Knox Not Met 7 Northeastern Clark Met 8 Marietta Washington Not Met 9 Field Local Portage Not Met 10 Perry Local Stark Not Met

10 (State Designated Similar Districts) Sorted by: Most to Least Similarity Rank District County Performance Index ScorePerformance (0 – 120 pts.) # of State Indicators Met Out of # of State Indicators Met Out of 22 Adequate Yearly Progress** 0Ashland Met 11 Bryan City Williams Met 12Bellevue Huron Not Met 13Norwalk Huron Not Met 14Madison Richland Not Met 15 Shelby City Richland Met 16Van Wert Not Met 17 North Ridgeville Lorain Not Met 18 Sidney City Shelby Not Met 19Southwest Hamilton Met 20Edgewood Butler Not Met

11 (State Designated Similar Districts) Sorted by: Most to Least Similarity Rank District County Performance Index ScorePerformance (0 – 120 pts.) # of State Indicators Met Out of # of State Indicators Met Out of 22 Adequate Yearly Progress** 0Ashland Met Other Nearby Districts that are Similar Bucyrus Crawford Not Met Galion Crawford Not Met Willard Huron Not Met Mansfield Richland Not Met Orrville Wayne Not Met Loudonville Ashland Met Wooster Wayne Not Met West Holmes Holmes Not Met

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13 IMPROVING COMMUNICATION (STRATEGIES USED) Ashland City Schools Website Visit: School TV Channel – Channel 72 Arrow Informer – publication by high school students (monthly insert in Ashland Times-Gazette) Community list Small Group Discussions Town Meeting

14 Summary Summary Small Group Discussions 447 Small Group Discussions were held from the end of January through May 12 th with discussions focused on: 1. Facilities 2. School Funding3. Communication 1. Facilities 2. School Funding3. Communication Others Topics: CCurriculum/Programs, Economic Development, Community partnerships, Capital campaign

15 MAY 13 TH TOWN MEETING Over 500 in attendance 55 table groups of 8 to 10 per table

16 Point of Discussion at Town Meeting Are you willing to maintain our current programs and services? Yes? No? (If no, what programs and services should be eliminated?) 55 tables groups (8-10 per table) reported out at the end of the evening. 51 table groups said they wanted to maintain our current programs and services.

17 School Funding Methods 1.Operating – 1.Operating – day to day operations (includes salaries, wages, & benefits) 2.Permanent Improvement Funds – repairs & upkeep of existing facilities, vehicle/equipment repairs & replacement 3.Bond Issue – new buildings, capital improvements, additions, etc. Both levies on the November ballot are Operating levies.

18 School Funding 9.8 Mill Operating Levy – first passed in 1994, renewed in 1998 (effective millage is currently about 6 mills) 9.8 Mill renewal levy is on the November ballot as a continuous levy This levy means NO NEW TAXES to you.

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21 Ashland City School District Operating Revenue & Expenditures Key Assumptions for Future Projections: Renewal of 9.8 Mill Operating Levy (about $3 million per year)10% Annual Increase in Health Insurance Premiums No Change in School Funding StructureEdison/Taft Lease Purchase Payments end in Fiscal Year 2010 Steady Enrollment 3% Annual Base Raises 10/31/2002

22 SUPPORT STAFF Year Number of Staff 94 – – – – – – – – – –

23 TEACHING STAFF Year Number of Staff 94 – – – – – – – – – –

24 ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF YEAR NUMBER OF STAFF 98 – – – – – 04 18

25 Board of Education / Superintendents 14 Different Board of Education Members since Different Superintendents since 1990

26 EXPENDITURES PER PUPIL INSTRUCTION Fiscal YearAshland CityState Avg $4,060 (60.7%) $3, $4,118 (60.4%) $4, $4,477 (60.8%) $4,467

27 EXPENDITURES PER PUPIL ADMINISTRATION Fiscal YearAshland CityState Avg $718 $ $771 $ $835 $963

28 EXPENDITURES PER PUPIL ANNUAL Fiscal YearAshland CityState Avg $6,695 $7, $6,822 $7, $7,361 $8,081

29 Ohio Cardinal Conference Schools

30 Point of Discussion at Town Meeting Additional monies are needed by the 2004 – 2005 school year in order to maintain current programs and services. Participants were asked to give their opinion as to the timeline for these new monies.

31 48 tables 5 tables picked this option. picked this option.

32 Proficiency test scores have improved dramatically over the past few years! The NEW Report Card indicator has Ashland growing from 82.3 to 87.6 over the past 3 years! 2003 graduates…184 out of 301 earned scholarships! 2003 graduates…94% graduation rate! Student attendance…95%! Alternative School graduation rate … has been steadily growing with a record 29 students graduating in 2003! Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done! Look at our kids…competing with the best! “EDUCATION MATTERS!”

33 First rate musical productions…over 40 years! Elementary results in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics… have shown significant gains in the last 5 years! Mock trial...Regional competitors annually…State qualifier the last two years! Jazz Band … widely recognized around the State as High Performers in State competitions! Choir…receives a 1 rating (Superior) at the State level competitions year in and year out! Athletics … won the OHC All-Sports award 13 out of 15 years! Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done! Look at our kids…competing with the best! “EDUCATION MATTERS!”

34 Advanced Placement programs … 5 times the participation over 5 years and a success rate significantly better than State and National averages! Drama … outstanding Plays and Performances have become a regular part of the Ashland School Year! FFA … many Regional, State, and National Team competitions have been won! Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done! Look at our kids…competing with the best! “EDUCATION MATTERS!”

35 Four National certified Teachers…Deb McNaull, Denee Schlotterer, Karen Swinehart (Retired), Rich Wasowski 98% certified in area of instruction (above State average)! Lifelong Learning… for everyone associated with Ashland City Schools! 66% of our teachers and administrators have a Masters Degree or beyond! An Exceptional mentoring program for our Entry Year Teachers! Average Staff experience…17 years (above State average)! Regularly meeting OSHA and Safety requirements! Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done! Look at our teachers, administrators, and support staff…leaving no child behind! “EDUCATION MATTERS!”

36 Quality schools…sure sign of a quality community! Ashland City Schools…Awarded a Level 2 Distinction from Ohio Award for Excellence! 1/3 of staff attended district supported Quality Practices training…three straight summers! Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done! Look at our community growing… “EDUCATION MATTERS!”

37 District has been operating for 9 years without any new local levies! Fiscally responsible…  District has been operating for 9 years without any new local levies! Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done! “EDUCATION MATTERS!”

38 Thank You! “Citizens for Ashland City Schools” “Education Matters” VOTE ‘YES’ NOV. 4 TH


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