District Update

February 26, 2021

Thank you to all of our Blue Devil Families who participated in conferences this week. It’s an important opportunity for teachers and families to connect and discuss student progress.

Community Forum: Learning Recovery

Monday, March 1, Superintendent Jason Enix and our building principals will be holding a Community Forum to discuss the district Learning Recovery Plan. Governor DeWine has asked districts to work with their communities and create a plan to help students make up for any learning deficits caused by pandemic-related disruptions.

The schedule is as follows:

5:30 pm - Reading High School

Discussion with Principal Dennis Ramsey and Superintendent Jason Enix

6:30 pm - Reading Middle School

Discussion with Principal Dr. Damon Davis and Superintendent Jason Enix

7:30 pm - Reading Elementary School

Discussion with Principal Susan Fraley and Superintendent Jason Enix

If you are unable to attend, please send an email to questions@readingschools.org to make sure your feedback is part of the conversation.

Click the link below to join the discussion.


Community Forum Recap: Reorganization Plan

A community forum was held Tuesday, February 23 to discuss the district reorganization plan. The plan helps align the district structure with the goals of our strategic plan in a cost-neutral way. The district would operate with a PK-6 principal, a 7-12 principal, and create a new position of Director of Curriculum and Communication.

Learn more by reviewing Mr. Enix’s presentation here and watch the community forum here.

Your feedback is appreciated.

Community Chat

The next Community Chat with Superintendent Jason Enix and Treasurer Colette Lewis is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 am. This is an early morning meeting, as we try to offer plenty of opportunities for our families and community to connect with district leaders to ask questions and get more information. Sign up for any of our upcoming chats here.

District Committees

The Buildings and Grounds Committee met this week and discussed the Hilltop and Central properties. Community meetings have been scheduled to discuss the future use of the Central property:

Monday, March 8th - 6:30 in the Media Center (email kblair@readingschools.org to reserve attendance

Thursday, March 11th - 6:30 Virtual (link will be made available prior to the meeting)

The Policy Committee also met this week and discussed facility usage policies and fees, and policies related to background checks for volunteers. The Policy Committee has another meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 at 4:30. You may join the meeting via Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/99926100832?pwd=aVhBTVlkcmdCZEE0akZ3aGliUkpmQT09

Both committees will deliver presentations at the Board Work Session on Wednesday, March 3.

Hilltop Athletic Fields Bid Process

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Education of the Reading Community School District until 3:00 PM on Monday, April 5, 2021 for the Hilltop Athletic Fields Project located at 2236 Bolser Drive, Reading, Ohio 45215. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the office of Colette Lewis, Treasurer, located at the Reading Board Office, 810 East Columbia Ave., Reading, Ohio 45215. The bids will be publicly opened and read. Additional details can be found here.

Groundbreaking for the project is expected to take place in late April/early May, with substantial completion of the project in late September 2021.

Recap: Special Meeting of the Board

The RCCSD Board of Education held a special meeting on Wednesday, February 24 for Board development. The meeting focused on roles and responsibilities, including the shared leadership roles of the Board, Superintendent, and Treasurer, and interactions with all constituents. This was the second meeting of three planned for Board development with the final meeting expected in April.
 Monday, March 1, beginning at 5:30 pm Community Forum: Learning Recovery Plan Tuesday, March 2, 7:30 am Community Chat: Open Discussion Wednesday, March 3, 4:30 pm Wednesday, March 3, 5:30 pm Policy Committee Meeting Work Session: RCCSD Board of Education Monday, March 8, 6:30 pm Community Forum at RCCSD (limited capacity) - Central Property Thursday, March 11, 6:30 pm Community Forum Virtually (unlimited capacity) - Central Property Wednesday, March 17, 5:30 pm RCCSD Board Meeting Friday, March 19 End of 3rd Quarter Monday, March 29 NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK 3/29-4/5 Monday, April 5, 3:00 pm Deadline for bids on Hilltop Athletic Fields project Tuesday, April 6 STUDENTS RETURN FROM SPRING BREAK