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School Board Candidates NEEDED!

At the July 14 board meeting, incumbent board members Dave Bartter and Steve Smith announced that they are not running for reelection on the November ballot.  Their current terms continue through December 2015.  The two seats on the November ballot are for 4-year terms from 2016-2020.  Please consider this opportunity to serve your community by running for one of these seats.  To appear on the ballot, you need to obtain a petition from the Board of Elections, get 25 signatures of registered voters in our district (more than 25 is recommended so you can be sure to have 25 valid ones), and return the petition to the Board of Elections by August 5 along with a $30 filing fee.  The Ohio School Boards Association is hosting a candidate workshop on Saturday July 25th from 10 am to 2 pm, if you are interested in knowing more about the responsibilities of serving.

Thank you to Dave and Steve for their service - the current Board has done much to work with the community in an effort to secure a future for Hillsdale.  We appreciate the efforts of our current, and past Board members, and are grateful to our community for the support shown in our recent levy campaigns as well.  We need individuals who are passionate about Hillsdale and desire to see opportunities grow for our children - please consider serving - remember August 5th is the deadline to submit a petition for the November ballot!

To learn more about filing a petition: http://www.ashlandboe.com/2015%20General%20Candidate%20Info.htm

To learn more about the Ohio School Boards workshop:  www.ohioschoolboards.org/pre-board-candidate-workshop


Open Houses

Hillsdale Elementary will have their Open House for Kindergarten through 4th Grades on Tuesday, August 18th from 4:30 - 5:30 P.M.  This is a great time to meet the teacher, bring in school supplies, pay school fees, purchase lunch tickets or ask busing questions.  Parents will be able to sign up for parent-teacher conferences, and to be a Room Parent or volunteer in the classroom.

Kindergarten Open House (Kindergarten ONLY) will be on Saturday, August 15 from 9:00 - 11:00 am.

Hillsdale Middle School will have their Open House on Tuesday, August 18th from 5:00-6:00 pm.  You can locate the classroom supply lists by clicking HERE, or looking under the Middle School page and the Building Link at the top of your screen - choose SUPPLIES!

Hillsdale High School will have their Open House on Tuesday, August 18th from 6:00-6:30 pm.  Please check the High School page for more details regarding supplies, fees, schedules, and Freshman Orientation which will be August 12th beginning at 6:00 pm in the High School Auditorium.

First Day!

The first day for students in the 2015-2016 school year will be August 19th!  Have a great summer of reading and learning and we'll see you then!  All students in Grades 1-12 will report on Wednesday, August 19. 

Note:  Kindergarten students will have a different opening day - refer to the Elementary site for more details on Kindergarten students first day!

NEW Employment Opportunities POSTED!

Check out Hillsdale's link under the BOARD OF EDUCATION tab.....It's titled EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES and will list for you jobs that are available within the Hillsdale Local School District.  Postings are updated regularly, so keep checking back to see what's new!

Strategic Plannning - Please Join Us - August 10th

A big THANK YOU to the voters who turned out to support our Hillsdale Falcons by renewing the 20.1 mill combined levy! To our community, we say thanks and invite you to take part in the Strategic Planning Committee meeting at Hillsdale High School library on Monday August 10th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.  This committee is made up of concerned community members and all are welcome.  Please Join Us!  We are currently working on a FIVE YEAR PLAN to help the Board in shaping the future of our district - there are committees in Curriculum (including special education and gifted services), Technology and Facilities, Finance and Communication, and Guidance/Career Planning. - We now have our own link under the COMMUNITY TAB - check us out! (click HERE)

Falcon Flyer - NEW - May Edition

This newsletter (CLICK HERE TO VIEW) is being sent home with students.  It highlights some of the great opportunities in the Hillsdale District.  Thank you to the generous donors for the paper used for publishing and to Bookmasters for providing the printing.  We hope you'll enjoy our FALCON FLYER, sharing some of our Hillsdale Pride!  #Falcons Forever

Bus Information for Parents

The Transportation Department and Bus Drivers would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation when we have had to combine some bus routes. Please read the linked document for further explanation.  Again, thank you for your patience!

House Bill 64 Testimony - Governor Kasich's Budget Plan

On March 18, 2015, Mrs. Abbey Hoffman, Hillsdale Board of Education Legislative Liaison and Student Achievement Liaison testified to the House Finance Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee concerning House Bill 64 (the Governors new budget plan) and the impact it has on the Hillsdale Local School District.   Read Mrs. Hoffman's testimony here!  Questions and concerns can be directed to the Board of Education or Steve Dickerson, Superintendent at 419-368-8501.

Performance Audit January 2015

Please read the Performance Audit (click the link) for Hillsdale Local Schools, performed by the State Auditor's office.  Pay special attention to the School Board response, noted on pages 29-31. The Hillsdale Local Board of Education is making every effort to inform voters of the dire need to support our renewal levy in May 2015.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Steve Dickerson, Superintendent at 419-368-8231 or any of the Board Members (names and numbers posted online at the Board of Education page for this website). 

Voters - we need your support to keep Hillsdale Local Schools the type of quality educational environment that promotes "Building Character and Expecting Excellence"! 

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