Information about District Plans & Issue 1
Issue 1, which will appear on the May 4 ballot, will renew our existing 1.10 mill Permanent Improvement (PI) levy and add 0.95 mills while continuing to fund the ongoing repair and maintenance of school district facilities.
The current PI levy was passed 25 years ago and generates the same $250,000 per year as it did when originally passed. Currently, necessary facility improvements and repairs cost up to $350,000 each year, requiring the District to forego or defer maintenance projects every year.
Some examples of challenges that can be addressed with Issue 1 funds:
- Enhancements to a high school science lab that is poorly laid out, have Bunsen burners without gas, and leaking sinks that are too small for proper use.
- Upgrades to furniture and carpet in the K-3rd grade classrooms to allow for changing educational formats.
- Technology improvements to allow teachers to provide personalized instruction and to prepare students for future digital demands.
- Enhanced surveillance systems and security.
Issue 1 funds would allow the district to address these issues along with other critical items in our capital improvement plan. It would add $2.75/month per $100,000 of your property value.
Our district is very proud to earn the State Auditor’s “Taxpayer Hero” award for fiscal responsibility, but facility needs cannot be addressed through wise fiscal management alone.
Kirtland PTA Fundraiser - Moe’s Taco Kit
Take the night off of cooking and help support the Kirtland PTA! Order your Moe’s taco kit here by April 13 at 8 pm.
KLSD Bright Beginnings Preschool
Bright Beginnings Preschool is now accepting registration for an afternoon session. Please see the attachment for more details.
NAMI Ending the Silence for Families Presentation
The family presentation outlines symptoms of mental health conditions and gives attendees ideas about how to help themselves, friends, or family members who may need support. Additionally, this presentation includes personal testimony from a young adult living with a mental health condition and his/her journey to recovery. See the attachment for more information.
Ohio State University Virtual Data Science for Women Summer Camp
The Ohio State University - Translational Data Analytics Institute hosts a free summer camp every year with the goal of inspiring more young women to enter the field of data science and analytics. The 2021 camp will be 100% virtual and 100% free. This year’s camp will run July 13-16 from 9 am – 12:30 pm daily. Young women who will be entering grades 8, 9, or 10 in the fall of 2021 are encouraged to apply, though the camp is open to all students interested in attending that will be in grades 8, 9, or 10 next year. Applications are due April 30. Visit go.osu.edu/datacamp to learn more or to apply to the camp.KHS Hornet Nation Attachments
Enjoy your Spring Break,
Mr. Scott Amstutz
Kirtland Local Schools
Mr. Matt Paul
Assistant Principal / AD
Kirtland High School
Mr. David Leone
Kirtland Middle School