Dr. David Estrop http://wyso.org en Ribbon Cutting Held for Springfield's Global Impact Stem Academy http://wyso.org/post/ribbon-cutting-held-springfields-global-impact-stem-academy <p>Several dignitaries including State Senator Chris Widener and Mayor Warren Copeland gathered on the campus of Clark State University Monday afternoon for a ribbon cutting ceremony.&nbsp; The event formally opened Springfield's Global Impact STEM Academy.<br><br>Widener called the academy the first of it's kind in the nation that will allow students to study while also gaining hands on experience in the agricultural bio-sciences field. After thanking Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin for helping provide a temporary location for the school, but Widener also talked about a permanent future site. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:25:39 +0000 Wayne Baker 38005 at http://wyso.org Ribbon Cutting Held for Springfield's Global Impact Stem Academy Springfield City Schools Suspends Pay to Play Fees for Athletics http://wyso.org/post/springfield-city-schools-suspends-pay-play-fees-athletics <p>The Springfield School Board voted Thursday night to suspend pay-to-play fees for student athletes.&nbsp; The suspension of fees will be for three years and families who have already paid fees for this year will be reimbursed.<br><br>Superintendent Dr. David Estrop says the district's decision to suspend fees for three years is due in large part to the community’s support in May of a 2.2-mill bond levy. Athletes have been paying up to $150 to play sports at the middle and high school levels.<br> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:13:08 +0000 Wayne Baker 37515 at http://wyso.org Springfield City School will benefit from Ohio GOP House budget http://wyso.org/post/springfield-city-school-will-benefit-ohio-gop-house-budget <p>Springfield City School administrators have had time to digest the school funding plan released by Ohio House Republicans. Under the House plan, schools will receive nearly $121 million less next year than in Governor John Kasich's plan. Springfield City Schools fare well under the House plan.<br><br>In their school funding budget, House Republicans increased per-pupil funding in Ohio from $5,000 in Kasich’s plan to $5,732 in 2014, which is the same amount that has been in place since 2009.<br> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:35:06 +0000 Wayne Baker 31887 at http://wyso.org Clark County Commissioners Approve Extra Security For Schools http://wyso.org/post/clark-county-commissioners-approve-extra-security-schools <p>Clark County Commissioners have agreed to hire two Clark County deputies to provide extra security for county schools. The plan is part of an ongoing effort to make schools safer without having to arm teachers.</p><p>The NRA's national effort to arm teachers in public and private schools after the tragic Newtown, Connecticut shootings received support from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who supported police academy firearms training for school administrators, staff and teachers.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:24:37 +0000 Wayne Baker 31397 at http://wyso.org Gov. Kasich's school reform budget reviewed by Estrop http://wyso.org/post/gov-kasichs-school-reform-budget-reviewed-estrop <p><br><font color="black" face="arial" size="2"><font color="black" face="arial" size="2">Springfield's Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David Estrop ,says he is pleased with Governor John Kasich's education budget and reform proposal. Estrop feels the plan will benefit the school system.<br><br>Kasich's two-year budget plan calls for the state to pay for low income students who want to attend any K through 12 school including charter and private religious schools.<br> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:33:55 +0000 Wayne Baker 28435 at http://wyso.org