Olentangy board to vote on improvement plan

By Brandon Klein - [email protected]

Students, staff and administrators at Olentangy Local Schools may be held to higher standards for the 2016-17 school year.

The school board will have its final reading of its Continuous Improvement Plan, a document that lays out the district’s goals for student academic achievement, at its regular meeting at the administrative office this evening.

“This is not a state-mandated document, but something the district does on its own to ensure that it is going above and beyond the state’s minimum requirements,” said Devon Immelt, a spokesman for the district. “Our board reviews the CIP annually for potential updates.”

Updates to the plan include Olentangy schools increasing or maintaining at least 90 percent of juniors and seniors taking Advanced Placement courses, College Credit Plus courses, mentorships and other programs; and having the district maintain or increase at least 90 percent of seniors giving top two ratings on the exit survey.

The board will discuss guaranteed maximum pricing with Gilbane Construction for its fourth high school. The board will decide to approve its GMP amendment of $6,755,053 for the Gilbane Building Co. for the fourth school.

The board will decide to approve the following: an exchange agreement for 7774 Graphics Way, Lewis Center with Roy K. Jackson and Judith M. Jackson living trusts; fiscal 2016 appropriations at fund level; donations of $11,500 for field improvements at Hyatts Middle from Olentangy Thunder; agreements with Meta Solutions for 2016-17 school year; a deed to a conservation easement at Hyatts Middle and Liberty Tree Elementary to the Delaware Soil and Conservation District board of supervisors; right of way easement at Cheshire Elementary to Del-Co Water for $1; and its calamity day plan for the upcoming school year.

The calamity day plan is intended to make up calamity days in excess of five days and will allow staff to upload online lessons to make up for instructional time lost. Olentangy schools will make up up to three days.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the administrative office, 814 Shanahan Road, Lewis Center.

By Brandon Klein

[email protected]

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.