State Board of Education to Recognize 18 Blue Ribbon Schools
Release date: 2/10/2012
On Monday, February 13, at 11:30 a.m., the State Board of Education will recognize Ohio’s 18 schools that have been selected as 2011 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools. The Blue Ribbon School program identifies top-performing schools in both the state and the nation. Schools that earn the distinction of being “Blue Ribbon” schools become models for other schools to follow.
The U.S. Department of Education initiated the Blue Ribbon Schools recognition program in 1982 to identify and bring national attention to outstanding public and private schools that have demonstrated sustained academic success.
The following schools will be recognized:
St. Columban, Loveland (Clermont County);
Putnam Elementary School, Blanchester Local (Clinton County);
Citizens Academy, Sponsor: Cleveland Metropolitan School District (Cuyahoga County);
Kensington Intermediate Elementary School, Rocky River City Schools (Cuyahoga County);
Saint Angela Merici School, Fairview Park (Cuyahoga County);
St. Joan of Arc School, Chagrin Falls (Cuyahoga County);
Timmons Elementary School, Kenston Local Schools (Geauga County);
All Saints School, Cincinnati (Hamilton County);
South Range High School, South Range Local (Mahoning County);
West Boulevard Elementary School, Boardman Local (Mahoning County);
St. Francis Xavier School, Medina (Medina County);
Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School, Cardington-Lincoln Local (Morrow County);
Lake Elementary School, Lake Local (Stark County);
Saint Barnabas Catholic School, Northfield (Summit County);
Maplewood Elementary School, Maplewood Local (Trumbull County);
Kings Mills Elementary School, Kings Local (Warren County);
Springboro High School, Springboro Community City (Warren County);
Union Elementary School, Upper Sandusky Exempted Village (Wyandot County).
State Board Business Meeting
During the business meeting on Tuesday, the Board will consider the following personnel actions:
Resolution to accept the voluntary surrender and to enter an order to permanently revoke the five-year professional elementary teaching license and three-year pupil activity permit of David M. Owen – Mahoning County Education Service Center (Mahoning County);
Resolution to accept the voluntary surrender and to enter an order to permanently revoke the three-year pupil activity permit of Calvin J. Williams – Jonathan Alder Local Schools (Madison County);
Resolution to deny the three-year pupil activity permit application of Jade L. Evans – Cleveland Central Catholic (Cuyahoga County);
Resolution to accept the report and recommendation of the hearing officer to revoke the five-year professional special all grades teaching license of Jeffrey Gould – Manchester Local Schools (Summit County);
Resolution to deny the one-year educational aide application of Thellas S. Gregley – Cleveland Metropolitan (Cuyahoga County);
Resolution to accept the report and recommendation of the hearing officer to revoke the five-year professional adolescence to young adult teaching license of Lucas McMillen – Buckeye Local (Medina County);
Resolution to accept the report and recommendation of the hearing officer to deny the one-year educational aide permit application of Timothy Moore – VLT Academy (Hamilton County).
Administrative Rule actions to be considered by the Board can be found by visiting www.education.ohio.gov and searching keywords: Rule Actions.
The State Board of Education has set education policy and directed the planning and evaluative functions of Ohio’s public schools, as well as appointed and evaluated the superintendent of public instruction since 1956. The vision of the State Board is for all students to graduate well prepared for success. The State Board is made up of 19 members, including 11 elected and eight appointed members. The chairs of the education committees of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate serve as ex officio members.
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