•  East Knox Board Of Education
    23201 Coshocton Road
    Howard, OH 43028
     
    Phone: 740.599.7000 x1002
    Fax: 740.599.5863

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    Tuesday, October 17th, at 6 pm in the High School Auditorium

     

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  • Starting with 2017-2018 school year, be sure to log into your PowerSchool account and complete the online forms for your student(s), as we are transitioning from paper to computer online forms this year.  If you need any assistance or access to a computer, please contact your building secretary.  Computers will be made available to parents/guardians at the individual buildings prior to and including Student Orientation nights.  

    Click the following link for instructions:

    Step-by-Step Instructions for OneView Online Forms

     

     

    Click the following link to PowerSchool login page:

    Parent/Student PowerSchool Login Page

     

     

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    July 7, 2017

     

    Dear Parents, Students and Community Members,

     

    What a difference the passage of another year can make. Your generosity and investment in our students and this school community through last November’s levy passage is already having tremendous stabilizing effects throughout most aspects, if not all, of our educational environment.

     

    As you may recall, we lost approximately 16-18 teachers each summer in 2014 and 2015 due to the District’s financial instability. We cut that number in half last summer and I am ecstatic for our children’s sake to announce that only three teaching staff members have departed this summer to date. The Board hired quality candidates to fill our vacancies including the re-established Elementary Art and Music positions as well as an additional Special Education position. We also welcome new Junior/Senior High teachers in Art, Phys Ed and two Special Education positions. Our students are going to have such a great year that I can hardly wait to get it started. I know. I know. It’s a little early to start talking about the first day of school, but you need to know that I’ve been ready for the first day of school since the last day of school ended!

     

    At the risk of being repetitive from my last letter posted on our District website, here a couple more highlights that occurring as a result of levy passage:

              -elimination of pay-to-participate fees;

              - negotiated with our teachers and on March 7th approved a new three-year contract;

              -significant investments in updating/upgrading our instructional materials;

              -investing in a part-time school resource officer (SRO) on site for the

               2017-2018 school year;

              -partnering with eSchool View to establish the availability to fill out forms online.

     

    In other newsworthy areas, the Administration is busy upgrading our technology infrastructure including our phone system. Our school grounds will begin to look just a little different this summer as we put in place a gravel parking lot on what is now our football practice field. This should greatly reduce the struggle for anyone with mobility issues getting up the hill to watch track, baseball and softball events. It will also provide much better parking opportunities for football games and other events occurring on campus.

     

    That’s the news for now. I hope you have a great remainder of your summer!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Steve Larcomb

    Superintendent of Schools

     

     

     

    24 May 2017

     
    Greetings!
     

          It is somewhat difficult for me to wrap my mind around the fact that this is the last week of school for our students. It has been a whirlwind school year! There are so many positive things happening that I’m not sure I can even begin to do it justice in the form of this letter. Our students, staff and indeed this entire community are reinvigorated thanks to passage of our school levy last November. Our school board soon afterwards passed a resolution doing away with pay-to-participate fees as they said they would do. Promise made. Promise kept. The Board recently negotiated with our teachers and on March 7th approved a new three-year contract in which our staff received the first base salary increases in seven years. Another promise made to this community. Another promise kept. On May 11th, our school board hired Elementary art and music teachers for the start of the coming school year. Promise made….

     

         In the hot off the press category, I spoke with Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer late last week. We are discussing the possibility of a part-time school resource officer (SRO) for the coming school year. The funds would come from county sales tax receipts with no cost to our school district. I remain confident that our school campus is a safe environment especially with the number of tools and procedures put in place since my arrival in 2012. Some examples include, but are not limited to: improved camera security, better lighting, implemented a phone notification system, wrote/updated school security plans, coordinate emergency procedures with local law enforcement officials and other appropriate agencies and practice evacuation drills with students and staff. Adding an SRO will certainly benefit our students and staff.

     

         One final note of interest..I don’t know about you, but those stacks of forms parents fill out at the start of every school year seem to take more time as the years roll on. We are partnering with eSchool View to establish the availability to fill out forms online. Once they are in the system, you should only need to make changes as needed rather than start from scratch each year. Our goal is to have it in place on or before August 1st and definitely no later than August 14th.

     

         That’s the bulk of the news for now. I hope you have a great summer and that our staff and students return safely to us in mid August.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Steve Larcomb, Supt.
     

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