District Update - Jan. 13
January marks an important milestone in our calendar - School Board Recognition Month. I want to express my deepest appreciation and thanks to our Board members - Kathy Quintiliano, Janet Winslow, Dan Haight, Tom Tomasheski, and Gary Wilson. Their hard work and dedication to Midview are invaluable, and we are incredibly fortunate to have such committed representatives serving our schools and community.
The Board of Education plays a critical role in guiding educational policies and decisions. Board members are responsible for reviewing and approving budgets, approving recommendations from the Superintendent, informing the public on district progress, and setting policies pertaining to employees, courses of study and textbooks. These dedicated individuals bring a variety of perspectives and strengths gained through their personal experiences, education, careers, and service to the Midview community.
Please join me in celebrating their important role in our district and our community at the January 18 Board of Education meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Midview High School LRC.
Dr. Bruce Willingham
Board of Education to Vote on Second Resolution
Success, News & Quick Bits
Athletes with Courage
We are proud to share that Midview High School has been selected as one of four high schools across the nation to pilot the Athletes with Courage (AC) program – a new student-led, data-driven bullying prevention initiative launched by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and The National School Climate Center (NSCC) at Ramapo for Children. With support from The Choose Kindness Project, the program centers around student-athlete voices and leadership. Click here for the full story.
Students & Staff Plan to Make a Difference Abroad in Volunteer-based Trip
Two Hour Delays & Snow Days
As we enter the winter months, please be aware that snow days and late starts could be on the horizon. The district makes every effort to make a decision on cancellations/delays as early as possible. All decisions will be communicated out via social media, news channels on television, email, and our district app. If you have not already, please download our district app (and enable push notifications) to get the most up-to-date information. There is also a page on our website for closings.
Hot Stove Registration
Interested in baseball or softball? Click here to access the registration form. In-Person Registration (day two) will be held at the Grafton Midview Public Library on Saturday, February 11, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.. In-person registration must still be completed online first. The Grafton Midview Public Library is located at 983 Main Street, Grafton, OH 44044.
Department Highlight: Transportation
Did you know that our bus drivers travel 1,889 miles between morning and afternoon routes, with most drivers averaging over 60 miles per day? The Midview Transportation Department includes twenty-three dedicated drivers who transport Midview students safely to and from school, two secretaries that lead the office, and three mechanics that keep us rolling.
Five of our transportation employees have over 20 years of experience at Midview!
A driver's typical day begins at 6 a.m. when they arrive at school and conduct a 15-minute pre-trip inspection to ensure the safety of their vehicle. Throughout the day, there are at least four additional child checks to make sure children and their belongings arrive when and where they are supposed to. Beyond the usual morning and evening routes, many drivers also transport students to athletic events and extracurricular activities.
According to our drivers, the best part of their job is the fact they are the first person from the district to greet our students for the day and the last to wish them well. They truly enjoy working with the kids and watching them grow and meet their goals throughout the years. Safety is our driver's number one priority and seeing students follow busing safety procedures is a proud goal they share and celebrate!
As always, we are looking for drivers to support our team. Those interested in driving can apply below!
Sound financial operations and continued fiscal stability of Midview Local Schools is a top priority for our district. Every member of our community plays an important role in this process. We have a responsibility, to each other, to be educated about the basic financial operations of our school district.
Transparency is a key element to the success of financial literacy for all school district stakeholders, including community members, parents and staff members. As such, it is important to the district that our financials are easily accessible and regularly updated for our community to view. We strive to maintain open lines of communication regarding our financial position, school funding and how we spend the tax dollars that our community has entrusted us to manage responsibly.
This information and more is published and available on the Treasurer's webpage linked below. We encourage you to visit here often!