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Guest Column July 2019

Please Watch for School Buses The 2019-20 school year will kick off August 7 at South Ripley and we are looking forward to another great year.The start of the school year means that drivers will begin to notice school buses on the road once again.In today's column I want to highlight some recent legislative changes designed to improve the safe...
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Guest Column June 2019

​Celebrating the Class of 2019In today's column I am including excerpts from the speech that I delivered on Saturday, June 1 at the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2019: Good afternoon and congratulations to the members of the Class of 2019. I am very proud of you for reaching this milestone today, and I am certain you are prepared to leave ...
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Guest Column May 2019

Successful AdvancED Visit at South RipleyRecently South Ripley hosted a Peer Review Team from AdvancED as a part of the five-year reaccreditation process.The team members visited nearly every classroom in the district and conducted interviews with five administrators, four school board members, 49 teachers, 48 students, and 39 parents and community...
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Guest Column April 2019

Four-Stars, $50K, and a State Championship for South RipleyGood news has been coming in bunches lately at South Ripley and I want to use today's column to share many of the great things that are happening.Four Star School - We were ecstatic to get the news recently that South Ripley Junior High School has earned Four Star School designation from th...
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Guest Column March 2019

So, What's Happening at ROD?You may have seen some stories in the news recently about the Ripley Ohio Dearborn (ROD) Special Education Cooperative.ROD is in the news because of an upcoming change in membership. In today's column I want to provide you with some perspective on this change from one of the six schools that will be staying in the cooper...
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