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Our mission is to educate world-class kids by providing the opportunity for each student to become academically prepared, self reliant, thoughtful of others, and successful in life.

 
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2015-2016 Yearbook orders are underway.  All orders will be done online at Josents.com.  Please click the link below and follow the prompts to order this years book!

Yearbook Order Link 

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Limelight launches new youtube channel with clips and highlights from their Video Yearbook of years past.  Please enjoy the videos.

Channel Link Here

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Genoa RePlay It App

alt Download the new yearbook app to view and share images for this years yearbook.  It's free, easy and a great way to contribute to the memories of 2015-2016.

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 2015 -2016 Yearbook Patrons:

A special thank you to all book and video patrons; without your support our book prices would be too high for most students to afford! 
Please support the following business around the Genoa area.

Toledo Top Soil & Mulch,  Hall Industrial Company,  Midwest Mine Services,  ACE Appliance,  Baruch's Professional Window Cleaning,  Nerium International,  DTA's Detailing & Window Tinting,  Miller's New Market,  Heilman's Brew Thru LLC,  Gordon Lumber,  Sprouse Insurance Agency,  East Suburban Animal Hospital,  Chorba Construction, Genoa Bank, Nissen Concrete, Wojo's Heating, Riverside Machine & Automation, Summit Rehabilitation Services LLC., The Big Apple Deli, Magee East, Lotus Salon & Spa, Cardinal Aggregate INC., Country Hair Creations, First Federal Bank, Sims Lawn Care, Joe's Restoration, Northwood Jewelers, Toledo Creative Solutions, Cimarron Express, Bob's Home Service HVAC, Benchs Farms Inc., Genoa Car Care 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

6:30pm

HS Auditorium

Softball, Baseball, HS & MS Track

 

If you have not attended a meeting earlier this year, you will need to attend the OHSAA and GHS informational meeting at 6:00pm.

Individual team meetings will be held after the 6:30 meeting concludes.

 
 
 

The attached "invoice" below notes the year-to-year charges deducted from our district's State funding by the Ohio Department of Education that has been used to fund Charter/Community schools since their inception in 1999.  Total cost to local taxpayers since inception:  $1,964,075.54.

 

HISTORY OF CHARTER SCHOOL COST

 

Charter School facts:

1 Charter schools are privately operated but publicly funded. Since they're privately operated, charters are exempt from 150 state laws that public schools must comply with as they serve a public purpose in a community setting.

2 Our public schools are governed by our publicly elected school board, neighbors who are voted in office to serve us. Charter schools have unelected boards that are hand-picked by the private school operator, and there is no legal requirement that these individuals even live in the community where the charter school is located, be elected by the public or the parents served by the school, or even be American citizens.

3 Since most charter schools are run by for-profit management companies that are private enterprises, they are not obligated to disclose the salaries of the school leaders or of other employees of the school.

4 Researchers around the country have shown that many charter school administrator salaries are much higher than school district superintendents. In New York City, for example, the salaries for charter school administrators who are responsible for only a handful of schools are paid more than double the salary of the public school chancellor, who is responsible for nearly 1,600 schools. http:/www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/top-16-nyc-charter-school-execs-out-earn-chancellor-dennis-walcott-article-1.1497717

5 Under Ohio law, there is no legal requirement for the charter school leader to have any kind of professional license or even a degree.

6 The deductions for state financial aid for charter school students from a school district's allocation exceed the amount per pupil of state aid going to that district, a fact documented in the Columbus Dispatch. Residents of public school districts whose children attend a local public school are being deprived of public tax dollars needed for public education in order to support privately operated and non-transparent charter schools. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/09/09/ohios-charter-schools-essentially-get-local-property-tax-money.html

7 Not only do public school districts receive less state aid per pupil than charter schools, they must also provide transportation for charter students to their schools, an additional expense incurred by public school districts in order to support these privately operated schools.

8 Many national studies have shown that charter schools normally serve a smaller percentage of students with special needs, children who require additional support at an increased cost per pupil. Public schools, our community schools, are pledged to serve all children.

There is a new tool that allows school district residents to look up important data about the condition and performance of their community schools and compare that to charter schools. Go to this website to find out more specific information: http://knowyourcharter.com/

As citizens look at these examples of how charter schools receive public tax dollars but otherwise operate freely due to 150 exemptions in state law that public school districts otherwise must follow, they are concerned about what kind of schools they really are. Here is one important development that has been felt in Ohio: In September 2015, the Washington Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling that was felt across the country, held that "taxpayer-funded charter schools are unconstitutional, reasoning that charters are not truly public schools because they aren't governed by elected boards and therefore not accountable to voters." https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/what-makes-a-public-school-public-washington-state-court-finds-charter-schools-unconstitutional/2015/09/08/706975c8-5632-11e5-8bb1-b488d231bba2_story.html

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2015 Scholarship Award Winners

Genoa Area Local Schools

Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

alt 2016 Scholarship Application - (*Fill out the form online and print - PDF enabled browser required)

Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 419-855-7741 ext. 21100

Who Are We?

The Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation, Inc. offers scholarships to students of the Genoa Area Local Schools.  This Foundation was organized by a local group of interested citizens on January 7, 1991, and has held a tax-free status with the IRS since March 2, 1994.

 

In 2015 a total of 54 scholarships were awarded to forty-one (41) seniors through the Foundation.  There are currently thirty-five (35) individual scholarship funds that offered forty-four (44) scholarships in 2015. A total of ten (10) additional scholarships were given by various local businesses and organizations in conjunction with the Foundation, including one four-year renewable scholarship first awarded in 2004 (The Dehn Sisters Memorial Scholarship Trust).  Over the past five years, the Foundation has distributed more than 276 scholarships. The various scholarship funds in the Foundation total over $626,000 and continue to grow.

 

These scholarships are presented annually at the high school’s Honors Award Program in the spring.

Where Do the Funds Come From?
Contributions to the various scholarship funds can be made through gifts, honorariums, memorials, wills, etc. Gifts of money or stock may be designated to create a new scholarship or to the principal of an existing scholarship fund. Many graduating classes, along with the alumni reunions, have considered these an important endeavor and have given remaining monies to a scholarship fund.

How Does It Work?

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