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

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“CITIZENS FOR ASHLAND CITY SCHOOLS”

Co-chairs: Dennis Miller, Regional President,

National City Bank

Bob Hill, Community Member

Honorary Co-chair: Mayor William Strine

Treasurer: Tim Rowsey


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“Citizens for Ashland City Schools”

Theme of Campaign:

“Education Matters”


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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.


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ASHLAND CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of the

Ashland City Schools Board of Education

is to work together

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


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ASHLAND CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

AIMS

High Student Achievement

Safe School Environment

Efficient and Effective Operations

May 2000


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  • 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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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.





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IMPROVING COMMUNICATION (STRATEGIES USED) Least Similarity

  • Ashland City Schools Website

    Visit: http://www.ashland-city.k12.oh.us

  • School TV Channel – Channel 72

  • Arrow Informer – publication by high school students

    (monthly insert in Ashland Times-Gazette)

  • Community E-mail list

  • Small Group Discussions

  • Town Meeting


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Summary Least SimilaritySmall Group Discussions

  • 447 Small Group Discussions were held from the end of January through May 12th with discussions focused on:

    1. Facilities 2. School Funding 3. Communication

    Others Topics:

    • CCurriculum/Programs, Economic Development, Community partnerships, Capital campaign


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MAY 13 Least SimilarityTH

TOWN MEETING

Over 500 in attendance

55 table groups of

8 to 10 per table


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Point of Discussion at Least SimilarityTown 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.


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School Funding Methods Least Similarity

  • Operating – day to day operations (includes salaries, wages, & benefits)

  • Permanent Improvement Funds – repairs & upkeep of existing facilities, vehicle/equipment repairs & replacement

  • Bond Issue – new buildings, capital improvements, additions, etc.

  • Both levies on the November ballot are Operating levies.


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School Funding Least Similarity

  • 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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Fiscal Year 2002 - 2003 Least Similarity


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Fiscal Year 2002 - 2003 Least Similarity


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Ashland Least SimilarityCity School DistrictOperating 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 Structure Edison/Taft Lease Purchase Payments end in Fiscal Year 2010

Steady Enrollment

3% Annual Base Raises 10/31/2002


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SUPPORT STAFF Least Similarity

YearNumber of Staff

94 – 95 123

95 – 96 125

96 – 97 118

97 – 98 119

98 – 99 118

99 – 00 121

00 – 01 124

01 – 02 124

02 – 03 120

03 – 04 120


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TEACHING STAFF Least Similarity

YearNumber of Staff

94 – 95 262

95 – 96 262

96 – 97 266

97 – 98 264

98 – 99 258

99 – 00 260

00 – 01 256

01 – 02 253

02 – 03 253

03 – 04 253


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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Least Similarity

YEARNUMBER OF STAFF

98 – 99 20

99 – 00 18

00 – 01 21

01 - 02 19

02 – 03 17

03 – 04 18


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Board of Education / Least SimilaritySuperintendents

  • 14 Different Board of Education Members since 1990

  • 4 Different Superintendents since 1990


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EXPENDITURES PER PUPIL Least SimilarityINSTRUCTION

Fiscal YearAshland CityState Avg.

2000 $4,060 (60.7%) $3,942

2001 $4,118 (60.4%) $4,221

2002 $4,477 (60.8%) $4,467


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EXPENDITURES PER PUPIL Least SimilarityADMINISTRATION

Fiscal YearAshland CityState Avg.

2000 $718 $838

2001 $771 $877

2002 $835 $963


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EXPENDITURES PER PUPIL Least SimilarityANNUAL

Fiscal YearAshland CityState Avg.

2000 $6,695 $7,057

2001 $6,822 $7,602

2002 $7,361 $8,081



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Point of Discussion at Least SimilarityTown 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.


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48 tables 5 tables

picked this option. picked this option.


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“EDUCATION MATTERS!”

Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done!Look at our kids…competing with the best!

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!


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“EDUCATION MATTERS!”

Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done!Look at our kids…competing with the best!

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!JazzBand … 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!


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“EDUCATION MATTERS!”

Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done!

Look at our kids…competing with the best!

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!


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“EDUCATION MATTERS!”

Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done!Look at our teachers, administrators, and support staff…leaving no child behind!

Four National certified Teachers…Deb McNaull, Denee Schlotterer, Karen Swinehart (Retired), Rich Wasowski98% 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!


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“EDUCATION MATTERS!”

Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done!Look at our community growing…

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!


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“EDUCATION MATTERS!”

Fiscally responsible…· District has been operating for 9 years without any new local levies!

Ashland City Schools…Proud of what we’ve done!


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“Citizens for Ashland City Schools”

Thank You!

“Education Matters”

VOTE ‘YES’ NOV. 4TH