Thursday, July 29, 2004

City schools plan hearing on budget

In the schools

CORRYVILLE - Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education will hold a special public budget hearing 7 p.m. Tuesday at the CPS Education Center, 2651 Burnet Ave.

Board members will discuss Superintendent Alton Frailey's recommended $454 million budget for 2004-05. The budget recommendations were presented to board members during the board meeting July 12.

For information, visit CPS' Web site,

Board seat opens in Northwest schools

COLERAIN TWP. - Northwest Local School District board member Susan Mosley-Howard has resigned, citing increasing job responsibilities.

Mosley-Howard is associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Miami University, where she's also an assistant professor of educational psychology.

The board will fill the vacancy at its Aug. 9 board meeting. Mosley-Howard's unexpired term ends Dec. 31, 2005.She has been a board member since 1997.

Anyone interested in applying for the position should submit a letter of interest, application and resume by 3 p.m. Friday. Applications can be picked up from the superintendent's office, 3240 Banning Road. Information: 923-1000.

Author to sign book on teaching

NORWOOD - Ron Clark, author of the best-seller The Essential 55, will sign his new book, The Excellent 11, 3 p.m. Saturday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, 2692 Madison Road.

The Excellent 11 focuses on teaching and raising children. Clark draws from his own experiences to relay stories that demonstrate the significance of each of these themes within the learning environment.

Talawanda raising fees for sports

OXFORD - The cost to participate in sports at Talawanda High School and middle schools is increasing.

Effective next month, the first sport a high school student participates in will increase from $100 to $150. Additional sports will cost $75, a $25 increase.

Middle school athletes will pay $100 for the first sport and $50 for each additional sport, a $25 increase. The maximum fee charged to any family has been increased from $200 to $500.

Conference to look at graduation test

DAYTON - The Ohio Graduation Test: Perspectives on High Stakes Testing conference will be held 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 19 at Sinclair Community College.

Sponsored by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and the University of Dayton School of Education and Allied Professions, the conference includes speakers, panel discussions, lunch and a question-and-answer session.

Objectives include identifying the requirements, rationale and standards of the Ohio Graduation Test; potential benefits and limits of the test; and ways for helping Ohio students pass the test.

The conference is free, but reservations are required. RSVP by Aug. 13 to Julie Slife, (937) 229-3348 or e-mail

Mercy students to learn leadership

COLLEGE HILL - Thirty-five students from Mercy-sponsored schools, including Mother of Mercy and McAuley, will attend the Mercy Leadership Workshop Sunday and Monday at McAuley High School.

Karen Andrew and Sue Kiesewetter

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