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Dr. Ryan L. Cunningham, superintendent, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools

10:19 am

Independent Editor,

   Things are moving along at Ovid-Elsie Area Schools. We are extremely proud of the effort our students have put in this school year, and we anticipate great outcomes as we move towards the state testing season.

   Ovid-Elsie remains at the forefront of public education, and we continue to lead with more course options and offerings than we have ever before. Our students now have the ability to take the Dale Carnegie course and receive three (3) LCC credits as freshmen, multiple dual credit courses, welding and AP classes. We have increased elective offerings and have expanded our drama and choir programs, as well. There are so many great things going on, and we should all be very proud to be Marauders.

   Congratulations to all of our winter athletes! We had individual and team championships, and our student-athletes broke several individual and team records. Best of luck to all of our spring athletes; have a great year!

   As it currently stands, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools still has five (5) make-up days due to closings throughout the winter months. While legislators are working on a fix, possibly forgiving three to five, this legislation is moving slowly and has not yet been approved. Thus, it is our plan to have school in session for a half day on Good Friday (Friday, April 19), and the teachers will remain for the full day to make up a professional development day. From there, we will plan on making up lost days of instruction at the end of the school year, whether it is one day or four additional. Stay tuned!

   Tuesday, May 7 will prove to be a very important day for Ovid-Elsie Area Schools. On May 7, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools is asking voters to approve a three-year extension of our current bonds (2035 through 2038). This bond extension will not increase anyone’s current tax base, but will provide the district with much needed funding to complete some of the capital projects that are not feasible given the current budget constraints. We have had an active parent committee working on prioritizing the district needs, and we are excited as to what this opportunity will afford the district. For more information, please check out www.oebond.com – it has a great deal of information. If you are not registered to vote, the last day to register to vote is Monday, April 22 for this election. And please, remember to get out and vote on May 7 – polling locations and additional information is also located on the website.

   Ovid-Elsie Alternative High School graduation is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, while Ovid-Elsie High School graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 31. Also, please note that the 2019-2020 school calendar has been approved and is available online at www.ovidelsie.org. Wishing you all a very safe and happy spring,

Dr. Ryan L. Cunningham, superintendent,

Ovid-Elsie Area Schools

Dr. Ryan L. Cunningham, superintendent, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools was last modified: April 8th, 2019 by Karen Elford