Greenville Board of Education Meetings

The Greenville City School's Board of Education meets the third Tuesday each month in the Anna Bier Room at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall. At this time, members of the board are: Cindy Scott, Ben Studebaker, Sue Bowman, Jim Sommer, Joe Payne

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Are you thinking about buying your student a smart phone?

Better read this article first.  Some "buy's" aren't always as good as they look.  Check it out right HERE.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Other Pages

If you have visited here before and return to find something, make sure that you check the other pages buttons at the top of the page.  I'll be moving some things over to a new page soon to make room for other things.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What's the new message that hasn't been told?

This is the question that is posed on the Ohio Department of Education Website. Here is a quote: It only takes one” is the kind of thought-provoking idea that telecommunications instructor Brian O’Dell uses to help juniors and seniors create messages for public service announcements and short videos at Howland High School in Warren, Ohio. I thought it would be good to see if anyone here had any ideas about the school system and the passage of a levy, just one idea. Many people have read the information on this blog.  Do you have a thought?  Does it take more than one? Only one vote at a time, only one group of citizens interested enough to get all of the facts about ALL of the issues. It has become clear on who doesn't vote for the levy, has anyone figured out why these folks continually vote against everything that involve THEIR schools.  Has the school system actively engaged ALL of it's constituents?  The questions need to have thoughtful answers, have you got one.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Brief History of GCSD or How this has gotten out of control.

In the early 1950's the Greenville City School District (GCSD) was just that.  There were many kids from the Townships surrounding Greenville attending high school "in town", but they were paying tuition.  Somewhere along the line, someone decided that was a bad idea.  The solution was that Washington and Greenville Twp. would join the Greenville City Schools and give us the Washington Twp School and Greenville Twp would give us the Greenville Twp School.  A contest was held to rename the five year old building on SR 118 N and it became Woodland Heights.  Along the line the Neave Twp School in Ft. Jefferson had closed as well and the Richland Twp building in Beamsville.  All of this gave the GCSD more pupils.  It also gave us more people to convince every time a levy was needed.  In most cases, taxes were lowered by joining the Greenville District, but none the less over time the job became harder when it came time to put a levy on the ballot.  The last to join was Gettysburg and GCSD got another old building and people in Adams Twp. lost their identity. To add insult to injury, US Route 36 was rerouted outside of Gettysburg and the through traffic that gave merchants some business was now gone. 

The question now needing an answer is this.  Do the people in Adams, Neave, Washington, Greenville and other townships want to be in the  Greenville district and will they support the school system in the future?  In looking at the map, there seems to be no reason for some of the areas that belong to the GCSD.  Persistently 3 or 4 people from Wayne Twp. have voted in the elections.  Would those people be better served by attending Versailles?  Do the people on the east side of Gettysburg feel more of an allegiance to Bradford which is only  2 miles away?  The village of Wayne Lakes which didn't exist 40 years ago has never had a school system.  Do they want one? Just as persistently, there have always been 8 to 10 people in Liberty Twp vote on the GCSD issues and consistently voted 90 to 100% against them.  Do they want or need to be part of Tri-Village as there neighbors are?  Probably an even better question is: Has anyone asked them? Is it possible.  Has the Greenville Board of Education ever had a meeting outside of Memorial Hall? Is that possible?  It seems a good idea that when you want someone to do something for you the idea of going to talk to them face to face might be a pretty good idea.  What do you think?

Here is where people live who are voting on GCSD issues.

I found that many people don't actually know where the Greenville School District is.....Roughly it runs from the Ohio - Indiana Line in Washington Twp. to a few miles from Bradford in Adams Twp., west to east.  North and South it runs from Beamsville in Richland Twp. to south of Wayne Lakes in Neave Twp.  It may be the Greenville City School District, but that name doesn't tell the whole story.  Everything in pink is GCSD.