Superintendent's Winter Update
Welcome to the Edison Local website. It is hard to believe that the current school year has passed the half-way mark, and what a year it has been! As you will see in our school principal messages each building has been actively involved in educational and community ventures that are helping to create well-rounded students and citizens.
As for the district, on behalf of our board and administration, I thank you the voters for approving the 5.9-mill renewal operating levy in November. The decision you made will help keep the district’s mission to “protect and preserve” our schools intact by providing funds for building maintenance and educational growth. Edison will receive $1.9 million annually over the next five years to maintain the schools and also give our estimated 1,500 students a quality education with modern technology and innovative programs. The funding also offsets what the district will lose with the planned closure of the W.H. Sammis Plant in Stratton in 2022.
Edison Local Schools has strived to maintain and modernize its two elementary buildings and junior-senior high school and give students more advantages to learn and grow in a rapidly evolving educational climate. Revenue from the 5.9-mill operating levy that first passed in May of 2014 has enabled the district to make more than $6.2 million in improvements at the three schools since 2015. Most of the renovations have taken place at Edison High School to upgrade the original structure dating back to 1939 and the addition constructed in 1963 to bring them into the present era. More projects were completed at Stanton Elementary in Hammondsville and John Gregg Elementary in Bergholz and ranged from security to heating improvements. Meanwhile, the passage of the current levy will enable more projects to occur at the elementary sites with renovations eyed for 2020.
Again, thank you for your support of Edison Local Schools. You are helping to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve and securing a successful future for the students.
Please click on the School Leadership pages from the School link above to read mid year messages from each of our principals.