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The Oregon school board on Tuesday approved a plan that helps make up school days that were cancelled due to the harsh winter weather in the 2013-14 school year.
The Ohio Legislature for weeks had debated whether or not to allow additional calamity days for school districts because most have exhausted the legal five day allotment. The Legislature finally passed legislation last week that granted four more days.
“We put together a plan as soon as we had word that it had passed,” said Superintendent Lonny Rivera. “We had many ideas for a number of weeks, then we were actually happy to get this moving.”
The plan calls for the school day to be extended by half an hour at Clay High School, Fassett Junior High School and Eisenhower Intermediate School. .
Oregon City Schools Superintendent Lonny Rivera wants to boost the private fundraising potential in the district to help support educational programs.
“We can’t do everything through taxpayer dollars,” said Rivera at a school board meeting on Tuesday. “What I really want to do is try and find a way that we can make the experience second to none for our kids. And one of the ways that we are going to do that is to tap into the private resources in our community – people who have come from these halls, who have a tie to and love for our district. I think we have not tapped into that resource like we should.”
The district, he said, “is on the verge of some really exciting things.”
Oregon is considering installing advisory lights notifying motorists when trains are blocking Otter Creek Road to give them time to find detours before getting caught in traffic.
Oregon Councilman Jerry Peach said at a meeting March 10 that the lights would be similar to those at Pickle and Woodville roads, and Pickle and Wheeling roads.
“At the February 24 meeting, our last regular meeting, the mayor had said that the administration would likely be reevaluating the road program and identifying funds that might be available that would go toward the roads,” said Peach. “I’d like the administration to consider, while looking at the road program, trying to find funds for installing a warning light notifying the public and fire and police department that there may be a train blocking Otter Creek Road.”
Sea Cadets provides military training for students
If a parent knew there was an organization out there that could help young people develop valuable skills, teach them discipline and help them to develop confidence, they'd probably want to learn more about it.
The U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Corps is that organization, and it's had a profound influence on five Woodmore High School students that are currently participating.
Volunteers sought for Global Youth Service Day
Adult and youth volunteers are needed to clean up East Toledo parks on Global Youth Service Day, April 12.
The annual nationally organized activity is considered the largest annual service event in the world. In the greater Toledo area, United Way Volunteer Center collaborates with more than 3,000 youth, local agency partners, and companies to volunteer and celebrate Global Youth Service Day.