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Harrison Hills City School District boasts effective rating

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CADIZ - The Harrison Hills City School District will boast an effective rating on its report card through the Ohio Department of Education.

 Superintendent Dr. George Ash said the final report card will not be announced until August, but preliminary results show the district received its second effective rating in a row. He cited hard work on behalf of faculty, staff and students, particularly at a time when district has undergone a series of changes.

 “I’m very pleased to announce our preliminary rating is effective for the 2010-11 year,” said Dr. Ash. “The faculty and support staff have worked very closely with our students and deserve to be commended.”

 As a result, Harrison Hills rated 91.9 percent in its performance index and met 46 percent of its indicators. The results are based upon students’ proficiency test scores completed during the school term.

 Dr. Ash said students have remained on track despite the reorganization that occurred last August. Officials closed three schools, cut staff through attrition and worked to reduce expenditures in services and healthcare, and now the district’s state-verified $18.9 million deficit yields a positive balance through 2015. The school board recently extended contracts with the Harrison Hills Teachers’ Association and Ohio Association of Public Service Employees Local 507, offering a 0-percent pay increase for the next several years that will help the district remain in the black.

 He said those efforts allowed the district to redirect unused funds for education in the form of additional courses, gifted teachers and newer technology. Those improvements, in turn, reflect upon the students’ learning.

 “The effective rating is more good news for Harrison Hills,” Dr. Ash concluded. “So many changes have occurred this year but our teachers and staff have kept our students moving forward. This rating is a testament to all their hard work, and we as a district are proud of that fact.”

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