GREENVILLE - The Greenville City School District’s board of education met Thursday to discuss monthly business, including commendations for several students, teachers, and programs, as well as a treasurer’s report and treasurer’s business.
The board held their first and second reading of several board policies put forth by the Ohio School Board Association, and approved 19 policies at Thursday’s meeting. The board also accepted several donations from community members and businesses, as well as a $10,000 donation from the state of Ohio for use in technology.
Also on the agenda was work of moving the Greenville Public Access Television (GPAT) into the realm of the Greenville City School District, allowing students hands-on experience, which began at Thursday’s meeting with a student setting up the public access television to broadcast the meeting. GPAT, which was previously in the hands of the City of Greenville, was transferred at Thursday’s meeting, with the city paying $4,800 a year, and providing maintenance, so that the school could take over the responsibilities of programming. Having GPAT in the school system will also allow the district to broadcast more student events.
Other opportunities for students to get first-hand experiences have also been utilized a lot with factory tours for students interested in manufacturing, and tours of the school given to public officials to give an idea at the state level of what’s going on in Darke County’s workforce development initiative, which strongly includes the schools, especially the Greenville Career-Tech Center. The school is trying to tie-in local businesses to get the community involved with evolving career-technical instruction.
Doug Fries, superintendent, reported that the community walking program, which began Nov. 5, is taking off nicely, with many members of the community taking advantage of an indoor walking space.
For information and updates on what’s going on with the Greenville City School District, check out their blog. Jon McGreevey, director of administrative services, reported that the High Five for Wave Pride blog for the school district is doing well, with lots of visitors. The blog can be found at greenvillecityschools.blogspot.com, and is updated daily, he said.