CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- Personnel, attendance and finances all a part of the discussion held at Tuesday night's Cambridge City Schools Board of Education meeting.
Cambridge appears to be in line to benefit from the newest state school funding plan. Treasurer Charles Radcliff submitted to the Board, a revised five year forecast. The document, which predicts the districts' finances through Fiscal Year 2016, shows an increase in state revenues over, at least, the next two years.
He says combining the state aid categories, the district looks to receive $636,000 in additional funding in FY 2014, and $1.2 million in FY 2015. Radcliff cautions that the figures are estimates of income, all of which is based on student enrollment, which currently is up slightly in the Cambridge School District.
Along the topic of enrollment, a student attendance survey was recently taken in the district. Superintendent Dennis Dettra says that the state has not yet released their findings, but the Middle and Central Elementary Schools are reporting an attendance rate of 95%, and at CHS 94.6%. The state benchmark for attendance is 93%.
Attendance and enrollment are all a part of the the state's funding formula.
Student Representatives to the Board Hannah Barr and Nathan Stout will be representing Cambridge at the upcoming OSBA Capital Conference in Columbus in November. This is the fourth time Cambridge's program has been highlighted, and last year, was the most visited booth at the Student Achievement Fair.
In other matters, the Board Tuesday night approved a lengthy list of personnel items. The list included the resignation of classified employees Bobbie Harding, Stephanie Knight and Christy Rittenhouse, as well as that of Craig Standiford (teacher).
Also approved were athletic related contracts for Bob Shepherd (Varsity Head Girls Softball Coach), Kristen Nau (Assistant Girls Basketball Coach), Rick Spencer (Middle School Wrestling Coach) J.R. Fox (Head Boys Track Coach) and Tamara Gibson (Head Girls Track Coach).