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KIRTLAND LOCAL SCHOOLS UPDATE 5/16/23
The Board of Education meeting on June 20, 2023, started with introducing new hires to the district and the Board approving them. Taylor Purchase and Lauren Resetar will both begin teaching second grade next school year. Kelly Coates will be the new transportation director and Anna Kutscher will be the new secretary at Kirtland Elementary. Mr. VanArnhem then went into his Superintendent Report:
Mr. VanArnhem reported to the Board and community:
Permanent Improvement Update
The administrative team has started planning for professional development next school year. The district will be looking at curricular audits and support for social studies and writing.
Initial state testing data is back. Our students collectively did very well and continue to show nice progress.
He shared a Science Lab Video created by TDA: Kirtland Science Room_Proof V2 230616.mp4
The Kirtland Local Schools are known for academic excellence and strong community support, and have been recognized nationally and statewide for educational achievement. The district also maintains a long tradition of distinction in a variety of extracurricular activities. The Board of Education provides open and thoughtful fiscal management of the community’s investment in the school district’s high quality educational program by ensuring every dollar spent benefits students and the community.
The Kirtland Local School District is located in Lake County and serves the City of Kirtland and most of the Villages of Kirtland Hills and Waite Hill, and small portions of Willoughby and Chardon Township. Board notes and agendas can be found on the website at www.kirtlandschools.org.