Superintendent's Message - May 2015



Superintendent’s Message: May 2015

I would like to start by reiterating a word of thanks to the community for their continued support of the Garfield Heights Schools. Issue 3 passed, and I thank the community and all the people who worked on behalf of the campaign and who ultimately came out to support the cause. Passing Issue 3 will now provide the district with a firm financial footing for the next 10 years.  The community showing its support gives me, as your proud Bulldog Superintendent, an enhanced feeling of hope and optimism for the future of this district.

From our spring sports student athletes, to our students who are wrapping up the test taking season, to our fine arts and performing arts participants, it is easy to find things about which we can be excited here in the Garfield Heights City Schools. Recent “state of the schools” presentations, delivered to both the Chamber of Commerce on April 22, 2015 and then to the staff this past Friday, show the long list of student and staff accolades in our district. Please stay tuned, as we are working on posting these presentations online.

Finally Mr. President, this week is Practice Evacuation Week, and students throughout the district will be in transit, practicing our evacuation plans. This movement of students is only a practice drill. Repeat. It is only a practice drill. This is now the third year we've performed such a district-wide practice evacuation and it will certainly help us to be better prepared in the event of an emergency. For more information, you can go right to our home page to read about the details for the entire week.

Thank you for your continued support of the Garfield Heights City Schools and as always, GO BULLDOGS!

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