On election day this November, the Bath Local School District will have a renewal issue on the ballot. The renewal is for our 3.25 mil permanent improvement levy. This levy has been in place for many years and is used for projects such as the stadium restroom enhancements completed this summer, the purchase of new school buses, meeting district technology needs, the track resurfacing done in 2012, and the maintenance of all buildings and grounds.
As a point of information, in the past, this levy had $140,000.00 in tangible personal property tax reimbursements from the state attached to it. In the last budget cycle, the state legislature and the governor discontinued this reimbursement. Please note that we are NOT asking for additional funds to make up this budget cut to our state funding. We are going to attempt to live within a tighter budget for building and grounds maintenance, technology, and bus replacement.
Please remember to vote on November 8th.
MINI-STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION –
HIGH SCHOOL IN A NEW ERA
There will be a mini-strategic planning session on October 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bath Community Room to discuss how our high school programming has changed under new local and state initiatives. We will consider options for the future to maximize the benefit of academic services to our students. This session is open to the public.
MERCY HEALTH -BATH LOCAL SCHOOLS HEALTH CENTER
Open to the entire community! For more information, see Mercy Health Center under quick links.
Mondays: 10:30 am to 7 pm
Thursdays: 7 am to 3:30 pm
Fridays: 8 am to 4:30 pm
SCHOOL SURVEY RESULTS
Superintendents from nearly 40 school districts, including Bath Local Schools, have come together and formed a network to advocate for positive changes in public education that we believe will make for better schools. The Northwest / West Central Ohio Public School Advocacy Network grew from concerns over a loss of local control in public education, and hope to inform our communities about challenges and opportunities public schools face so community members might exercise a more informed influence over state and local decisions involving our children's education. The goal of this group is not only to advocate with legislators but to build a strong two-way communication between school districts and communities. This will help ensure that school officials understand the needs and hopes of their communities while communicating the challenges schools face. The superintendents want their communities involved and partnering with them to bring about change.
The first initiative of the Northwest / West Central Ohio Public School Advocacy Network was to conduct a survey within member school districts to assess the current sentiment, perception, and knowledge of residents about public education in our area. Results from this survey will be used to guide the network in future communications to our residents and to guide our advocacy efforts on a state and federal level. Thank you to everyone that participated in the survey. Your feedback is invaluable to us.
For a summary of the survey results, click the link below:
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH
.Bath Local Schools announces its 2016-17 school year policy for free and reduced price meals or free milk for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program.
The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program.
Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office at the school. A completed application is required.
TEXT ALERT PROCEDURE
Please follow this link to view Bath Schools notification procedure in the event of an emergency at our school.
EZpay option allows you to pay your student's fees and add money to their lunch account.
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Substitute Bus Drivers Needed!
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