January 29, 2016

News from the Place to Be...
Lancaster City Schools Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month, and LCS is actively partaking in an effort to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in society. School Board Recognition Month honors the members of Ohio's more than 700 city, exempted village, local and joint vocational boards of education and educational service centers governing boards for their commitment to providing quality public education to Ohio's school children. Lancaster City Schools is joining with other districts throughout the state to recognize the important contributions school board members make to their communities. 

We appreciate our School Board Members: Amy Eyman, Kathy Kittredge, Jay Nauman, Thom Pearce and Lise Ricketts. Thanks for caring about our students and giving so much to our community!

A Look Inside the LCS Multiple Disabilities Program 

The Multiple Disabilities program, located at Gorsuch West Elementary, features some of the most impressive and enthusiastic students in Lancaster City Schools. Watch the video below to learn more about this program.
Lancaster City Schools Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Following the 2015 audit, Lancaster City Schools received the "Auditor of State Award with Distinction." Less than 5% of all 5,800 Ohio governmental agencies are eligible for this award.
Auditor of State Dave Yost's financial audit of the school district returned an exceptionally clean report. "Taxpayers expect accurate financial records from their local governments," Auditor Yost said. "The Lancaster City School District's dedication to accountability is evident."
Julie Taylor has served as Treasurer with Lancaster City Schools for seven years and since the start of her employment, has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the position. The district practices consistent diligence in financial management, successfully maintaining a reputation for fiscal responsibility. In 2009, the school district received the Auditor's "Making Your Tax Dollars Count" award.
"Lancaster City Schools works to manage finances with the meticulousness required to fully benefit our students and our community," said Steve Wigton, LCS Superintendent. "We've worked hard to establish reputable trust, and we're proud to maintain it."
LHS Human Trafficking Presentation

The students in the Lancaster High School Marketing Education class organized a presentation that opened students' eyes to a major problem in the United States: human trafficking. Michelle Hannan, Director of Professional Community Service for the Salvation Army, spoke to a crowd comprised of LHS female students, and gave them valuable information for recognizing, reporting and helping those caught in what is known as "modern day slavery." Watch the video below to learn more.

LCS Teachers Get Kids Moving 

Six hours can be a long time to sit at a desk. That's why our teachers have incorporated motion breaks into their days. Getting kids out of their seats to do physical activity (yoga, dancing, stretching, etc.) increases focus and productivity, and it also makes the day more fun! Watch the video below to learn more.

Building State-of-the-Art Schools

At Medill, the operable partition tracks have been installed for the music room and the gym/cafeteria area. Duct work is being installed in the kitchen, gym and cafeteria portions of the building. In the preschool and 4-5th grade two-story classroom section, the cable tray is being installed in the ceiling, the duct work has been completed on the first floor and block fill is on-going in the classrooms and corridors on the second floor. In the kindergarten-3rd grade section, fire sprinkler piping is being installed and Fox Mechanical is installing the domestic water lines on the first floor. On the second floor, masonry block walls are still being prepared for block fill and metal studs rough-in is 50 percent complete. Fox Mechanical is continuing to install in-wall sanitary piping and HVAC piping throughout the building. 

At Tallmadge, Claypool Electric has the wiring 80 percent complete and fire sprinkler piping is being installed in the kindergarten-1st grade section of the building.  In the administration and first floor of the two-story classroom section, Fox Mechanical has 90 percent of the HVAC piping complete and Claypool Electric is pulling the wire for the lighting. The window installation is 80 percent complete, duct insulation is 50 percent complete and the technology and temperature control wire is being installed in this area as well. Claypool Electric has installed 80 percent of the electrical wiring on the second floor of the two-story classroom section while drywall primer and block fill application continues. The window installation is 75 percent complete while the framing for the operable partition is complete.
Upcoming Events

LEA Executive Board Meeting: Wednesday, February 3. Secondary members report at 

3:15 p.m.; elementary members report at 

4:00 p.m.


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Director of Business
Director of Education Technology Services

Nathan Hale
Director of Human Resources

Jenny O'Hare
Director of Instructional Services

Donna McCance
Director of Student Services

Transportation Supervisor

Jan Duncan
Food Service Supervisor

Ed Wolfe
Custodial/Maintenance Supervisor