The 2015-16 academic year for Miami Trace Local Schools is off to a great start, district officials said Tuesday, and total enrollment is up from the previous year.
According to preliminary figures, the district currently has 2,637 students in attendance, which is up approximately 92 students from the May count at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
For this school year, Miami Trace Elementary is educating 1,285 students, the middle school is at 612 students, and the high school is at 701 students, according to the preliminary information.
“We had very successful opening days for both the staff and the students,” said Miami Trace Superintendent David Lewis during Tuesday’s school board meeting. “I was able to make it into all of the buildings and everything seemed to be going very smoothly. I think we’re going to have a great year.”
The first day of school for Miami Trace students was this past Monday.
During the business portion of Tuesday’s school board meeting, the board approved the fiscal year 2016 tuition rate of $5,672, as determined by the Ohio Department of Education. The board also approved transfers from the general fund to the following student activity funds: $40,000 to high school athletics ($20,000 for transportation and $20,000 for security, custodian services, facility rentals, drug testing and port-a-johns), $4,200 for junior high athletics, $4,450 for vocal music, $500 for drama, $350 for mock trial, and $350 for quick recall.
During the personnel portion of the meeting, Jack Anders was hired as the new safety and attendance coordinator, effective Aug. 31.
The next board meeting is scheduled for Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Miami Trace Central Office.
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