Happy New Year! It is my hope that this finds you and your family healthy and settling into 2021. The end of our second quarter is quickly coming to an end on Friday, January 15th. It is our current plan to return to face to face instruction beginning Tuesday, January 19th. We will also continue with early releases at 1:00
p.m. on Wednesdays and continue to offer remote learning to those who have signed up for this program.
Friday, January 15 End of 1st Semester
Monday, January 18 No School – Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, January 26 Two Hour Delay
Monday, February 15 No School – Presidents Day
We will continue to communicate information to parents on social media. The link below will connect you to all of the information on our Restart-Reopen and COVID updates on our website:
The Ridgemont Board of Education held their 2021 Reorganizational meeting tonight and it was followed by the regular January board meeting in the Math Room (#304).
You can access the Board agendas and minutes at this direct link:
Ridgemont Agendas, Minutes and Policies or by logging on to the Ridgemont Schools website.
Below are the highlights from both meetings tonight. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
2021 Reorganizational Board Meeting Highlights
On January 7, 2021, at 5:00 pm in room #304, the Ridgemont Board of Education convened to hold its annual reorganizational meeting. Charlie McCullough was elected President for 2021 and Paige Wallace, Vice President. Treasurer, Melissa Pollom administered the Oaths of Office to the newly elected officers. Matt Jennings was elected as Treasurer Pro Tempore.
Other decisions included:
.Board meetings will be held on dates listed below. All meetings will take place at 5:00 pm in the School Conference Room unless noted.
February 25, 2021
March 25, 2021
April 22, 2021
May 27, 2021
June 24, 2021
July 22, 2021
August 26, 2021
September 23, 2021
October 28, 2021
November 18, 2021
December 16, 2021
.Official newspapers are Bellefontaine Examiner and the Kenton Times.
.Standing authorizations which allow the business of the school district to be carried out over the
course of the year were approved, examples include, but are not limited to: the authorization to
participate in Federal, State, and Local grants, to accept donations on behalf of the Board, and to
pay bills within the limits of the appropriations.
.Ohio School Board membership and legal assistance was approved.
Committee Members were approved as follows:
-Finance Policy Committee – (Board President/Wallace)
-Athletic/ Extra Curricular Activities Committee – (Wallace/Hill)
-District Policy Committee – (McCullough/Hill)
-Transportation Policy Committee – (McCullough/Hill)
-Building and Grounds Policy Committee – (McCullough/Ledley)
-Curriculum Policy Committee – (Wallace/Jennings)
-Records Retention Committee – (Board President/Jennings)
-Business Committee – Superintendent represents board on Business AdvisoryCouncil
January 7, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Highlights
School board members are vital to our public education system. January is School Board Recognition Month, so this is the best time for us to show our appreciation for their roles in providing the best education for our children/students. We are fortunate to have dedicated individuals who are willing to take the time to
advocate for our students. School board members need to be knowledgeable about many complex education, social, financial and policy issues along with what is best for our community. On behalf of the Ridgemont staff, students, and community, I want to thank our Board Members of Ridgemont Local Schools.
Please join me in thanking Corey Ledley, Charlie McCullough, Eric Hill, Matt Jennings and Paige Wallace for leading our children/students to success with a solid education foundation.
Tutoring payment for teachers was approved and three substitute teachers were approved for the 2020-2021 school year.
The 2021-2022 Course Handbook was approved and an agreement was approved to work in coordination with the Hardin County Emergency Management Agency.
We want to thank everyone who has generously donated to our school. The Ridgemont Board of Education accepted donations and took the time to thank the donors listed below for their generosity to the district.
.Hardin County Players – Donation of $150 to the Ridgemont Vocal Music Program