Dayton School Board Sees Logistics Program Presentation; Tax Rate Increased
The Dayton Board of Education watched a presentation on Dayton High School's logistics program.
There are five students enrolled in the program, which allows them to co-op at CVG Airport.
Superintendent Jay Brewer said this is a program that has students from most of the River City schools. The students are paid for their work, and will become eligible for jobs at CVG once they graduate.
The co-op program is another, like dual credit courses at Gateway Community & Technical College and the new tech center in Erlanger, allowed additional and nontraditional opportunities for Dayton students.
"This is just another beyond-high school experience that we are offering to our students," said Brewer. "We are excited to see companies taking an interest in including students for training for future careers."
The school board voted to accept the tax rate of 119.7 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property and the same rate for personal property. Motor vehicles and watercraft are being taxed at 85.9 cents per $100 of assessed value. Superintendent Brewer said that the district had to take a four percent increase because the state under-funds the schools so badly that it is increasingly difficult to operate.
The board approved the working budget of $6.5 million for the school year.
The district honored Sheila McGuire as employee of the month, Jordan Marksberry as athlete of the month, and Ronshae Barwick as artist of the month.
Students of the month from Lincoln Elementary are Mercedes Sturgeon, Layla Pompilio, Chloe Roberts, Dennis O'Brien, Christofer Balderas-Kincaid, Rayven Rease, Nathan Litton, Elliott Brockman, Sophia Ramirez, Trevor Kirby, Camry Schraer, Jayden Gooden, Ethan Schoonover, Rakiya Rowland, Sandy Camel-Gamboa, Conner Hurtt, and Elijah Jones.
Students of the month from Dayton High School are Devan Volkering, Paul Masminster, Carson Reynolds, Delilah Neuspickle, Rachel Holaday, and Nattalie Chester.
Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor