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School Board To Hold Organizational Meeting

30 Dec , 2016  

The new year brings with it the need for many governmental bodies to conduct organizational sessions, including boards of education.

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education will have its 2017 organizational meeting at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, January 3, at the Raemelton administration building, located at 856 W. Cook Road. More…

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Mansfield Schools Released From Fiscal Emergency

21 Dec , 2016  

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the Mansfield City School District from fiscal emergency, a status it held for three years.

The district was placed in fiscal emergency on Dec. 17, 2013 as a result of its failure to adopt and submit a recovery plan that would eliminate a projected fiscal year 2014 deficit. “It takes strong leadership to erase a substantial deficit,” Auditor Yost said. More…

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Mansfield Board of Education Meets; Honors Player, Talks Pledge and Anthem

16 Dec , 2016  

The most prolific rusher in the history of Mansfield Senior High School football was praised for more than his gridiron records during Wednesday’s board of education meeting.

Senior Brian Benson received a plaque from the board which details the lengthy list of his football achievements. Senior High’s all-time single-season and career rushing leader scored 60 touchdowns as a Tyger and was named to the 2016 Associated Press Division II All-Ohio First Team. More…

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Light Agenda Set For Mansfield Board Meeting

14 Dec , 2016  

The agenda for Wednesday night’s meeting of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education may not be the longest of the year, however it does contain a handful of legislative measures including two equipment purchases.

In addition to standard measures dealing with small gifts to the District and personnel recommendations, the Board will look at: More…

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Mansfield Schools May Get Christmas Present: Release From Fiscal Emegency

1 Dec , 2016  

Mansfield City Schools’ long and demanding journey through state-imposed fiscal emergency might – might – come to an end before Christmas.

The district’s Financial Planning and Supervision Commission, which included new member Teana Sykes, heard Tuesday that the Auditor of State’s office has initiated the process for terminating the fiscal emergency designation. That word came from Steve Moomaw of the auditor’s regional office in Canton. More…

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All About Richland, Schools

Newman Elementary Demolition Progressing

19 Nov , 2016  

Except for a chain-link security fence the front of the former Newman Elementary School on Central Avenue gave no indication Friday that demolition is underway. It’s a very different story in the back.

Great Lakes Demolition of Vickory, Ohio, has gutted several of the rooms on the west side. That work began after Total Environmental Services of Toledo completed abatement of hazardous materials. The building is expected to be demolished, debris removed and the site graded by mid-December. It will be restored to grass as weather permits. More…

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Mansfield Schools Superintendent Warns Public Education In Trouble

18 Nov , 2016  

Superintendent Brian Garverick said today public education’s role as “the foundation of the United States of America” is threatened by a proliferation of for-profit charter schools.

Garverick spoke to the 2016-17 Leadership Unlimited class of the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce during the class’s visit to Sherman Elementary School Thursday morning. As explained on the chamber’s web site, Leadership Unlimited is a 10-month learning program for men and women who have demonstrated leadership ability within the community. The class provides participants with a broader understanding of local issues, assets and resources. More…

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Board Of Education Meeting Moved To November 22

16 Nov , 2016  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting, usually the third Tuesday of the month, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 22.

The meeting was moved back a week because board members and some administrators will attend the Ohio School Boards Association’s annual Capital Conference in the Columbus Convention Center early next week. More…

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Mansfield Schools Release Annual Financial Report

8 Nov , 2016  

Mansfield City Schools has announced that its “Popular Annual Financial Report” (PAFR) for the year ending June 30, 2016 is now available on the District’s website.

“This report offers a reader-friendly overview of the district’s general operating activities and key financial data and trends,” District Treasurer Robert Kuehnle said. More…

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93 Middle School Students Honored For Academic Work

6 Nov , 2016  

Books and computer screens gave way to cake and milk this past Wednesday afternoon as Mansfield Middle School honored 93 students who earned honor roll status for the first grading period. Twenty-one of them had all A’s.

“We are here to celebrate your academic success. We appreciate your hard work,” Principal Robert McQuate told seventh- and eighth-graders who filled the library. McQuate introduced each student individually as he presented honor roll certificates. Counselor Kathi Gorbett added certificates for a free Taco Bell taco and Tyger pencils. More…

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Board President, Others From Mansfield Schools Heading To Conference

1 Nov , 2016  

Board of Education President Renda Cline will represent Mansfield City Schools at the annual business meeting of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Delegate Assembly on Nov. 14. The delegate session will occur during the 61st annual OSBA Capital Conference at Trade Show Nov. 13-16 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More…

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Mansfield Schools Board Of Education Meets on Tuesday

18 Oct , 2016  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Dutton Community Room at Mansfield Senior High School.

District administrators will respond to a 74-page report by the Ohio Department of Education’s Center for Accountability and Continuous Improvement. After a weeklong visit in the district last November, ODE issued the report, detailing recommendations geared to “establishing or strengthening a cycle of continuous improvement.” More…

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Public Meeting To Focus On Special Education

17 Oct , 2016  

The Mansfield City Schools has been selected by the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children (OEC), for a review of its special education program. OEC will be in the district on October 25 to complete this review.

OEC is asking parents, guardians and other members of the public to share their views on the Mansfield City Schools special education program. OEC staff will be at Mansfield Senior High School/Community Room at 124 N. Linden Road to take public comments on October 25 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  More…