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Board of Education Presentations

 
This page is intended to share information with the public about presentations by school and district administration at Fairfield Board of Education meetings. A synopsis of each presentation appears below. PDF files of each presentation are in the file list at the bottom of this page or click the summary headline to access it.   
 
 
Board of Education Meeting Presentations 2022-2023
 
FCSD Superintendent Billy Smith presented the annual State of the District to Board of Education members at the February 2 work session. Themes included:
  • Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child
  • Safe, Secure & Positive Learning Environment
  • Community Engagement.
Click the link above to view the presentation slides. 
   
Matt Crapo, Director of Student Services, presented an update to the Board at the January 12 meeting.
The Mission/Vision of the center is listed below. 
•Improve community wellness through access to quality,
affordable healthcare
•Increase utilization of primary care to decrease the
utilization of emergency services for non emergent needs
•Ensure the students of Fairfield City Schools are in school,
healthy, and ready to learn.
•Provide access to primary medical, dental, behavioral
health, and optical care.
The service is making a difference to our families and removing barriers to learning. Additionally, the center is successful because it 
•Provides access to care during the school day
•Provides transportation 
•Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, commercially insured, and sliding fees
•Allows for kids not to miss a whole day, and parents don’t have to take off work
•Teachers and nurses can work with parents as they see the need to get the kids in (glasses, dental, mental health, etc.).
To review all presentation slides, please click the headline above. 
 
FCSD Treasurer Nancy Lane presented the Five Year Forecast at the November 17 meeting. The object of the forecast is three-fold:
  • To engage the Board of Education and the community in the long-range planning and discussions of financial
    issues facing the school district
  • To serve as a basis for determining the school district’s ability to sign the certificate required by
    Ohio Revised Code section 5705 412 commonly known as the 412 certificate”
  • To provide a method for the Department of Education and Auditor of State to identify school districts with
    potential financial problems
To view the forecast in its entirety, click the headline above. 
 
The FCSD Curriculum and Instruction Department presented a look at how our schools fared on the 2021-2022 Report Card. The Ohio Department of Education uses data reported by districts and schools to analyze performance in several categories. The components are:
  • Achievement
  • Progress
  • Early Literacy
  • Gap Closing
  • Graduation
  • College, Career, Workforce and Military Readiness (which was not rated in 2021-22)
  • Overall Component Score *which was not provided in 2021-22)
View the very detailed presentation by clicking the headline above. 
 
Did you know that our newcomer EL families come from Guatemala, Mexico, Ghana,
Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Cambodia, and more. They speak Spanish, Nepali, French, Arabic, Khmer, Twi, Lingala and many others.
Over 400 students are identified as an Immigrant Youth per ODE
guidelines.*
*ODE Guidelines indicate an Immigrant Youth is a student who meets all 3 of these obligations:
1. Ages 3-21
2. Not born in any state or U.S. territory including Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands
3. Has not been attending one or more schools in any one or more states or territories (including the above list) for more than three full academic years.
 
Matt Crapo, Director of Student Services, gave an annual report about the impact of open enrollment on the district. A few reminders about the criteria for acceptance into the program are listed below. 
  • Cannot increase staffing due to Open Enrollment
  • Cannot use artistic, academic, or athletic criteria for selection
  • Cannot limit students who are ESL or on an IEP, unless programs are at capacity
  • Cannot exceed class size requirements
  • Cannot accept students who have been suspended 10 consecutive days or expelled
  • Students are accepted on a first come first serve basis
  • Current students who move out of district are a priority in being accepted
  • Fees must be paid
  • Open enrollment may be revoked due to 12 unexcused absences, repeated or serious violations of code of conduct, including a 10-day suspension.
  • Cannot create a racial imbalance
  • Applications are accepted from 1st Thursday in April through last Friday in May
  • Policies/Regulations/Application: JECBB, JECBB-R, JECBB-E
To review the data shared regarding attendance, demographics, grade point averages, discipline, and revenue generated please click the headline above.
 
Kyle Jamison, Director of the Academy, and Chrissy Zboril, Dean of Students, shared information about the work done at the Academy program. This alternative learning site supports students in middle school through high school. Also presenting a glimpse of the Academy were Morgan Gardner, a Success Liaison, and Robyn Anderson, an educational assistant. Kayne Obie, a current freshman at the Academy, shared his experiences with Board members. "I love this experience, and I wouldn't change a thing about it," he said. Kayne has attended the Academy since 7th grade. He said the smaller setting and support he receives from Academy staff works best for his learning. "I feel very comfortable here," he added. Click the headline to view more details.
 
Matt Crapo, Director of Student Services, and Lance Perry, Director of Business Operations, presented an update on all safety programs to Board members at the September 1 work session. The presentation included items that the District is permitted to share with the public.  "Our end goal is when you enter the buildings you feel safe," Crapo said. View details of the presentation by clicking on the headline above. 
 
Did you know that the FCSD Transportation Department has
  • 61 Drivers 
  • 10 Chauffeurs
  • 10 Educational Asst.
  • 5 Office Staff (includes Safety Coordinator/Trainer)
Bill Westerbeck, Transportation Director, Janette Flick, Assistant Transportation Director, and Lance Perry district Director of Business Operations presented an update to the Board on transportation services, including safety, student expectations, personnel, driver training, and other aspects essential to the operation of the department. Click the headline above to review the entire presentation.