Monday, December 16, 2013

Notice of Special School Board Meeting


(RC 3313.16)

Notice is hereby given; there will be a SPECIAL meeting of the Board of Education of the Hilliard City School District on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. located at the McVey Innovative Learning Center Annex, 5323 Cemetery Road, Hilliard, Ohio. The meeting will be held in regular session to discuss regular business as deemed necessary by the Board of Education and any other business that may be lawfully considered.

The meeting is called by Brian W. Wilson, Treasurer/CFO of the Hilliard City School District Board of Education, at the direction of the President of said Board.

December 16, 2013


Brian W. Wilson, Treasurer/CFO
Hilliard City School District
Board of Education

I believe the only item on the agenda will be to approve a new 3 year agreement with the employees represented by the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE). I'll publish the final version when available. The base compensation increases are the same as for the Hilliard Education Association (2% each year of the contract), with the same changes to the health insurance plan design.


  1. And the 3rd grade reading results tell us what?

    1. I doubt that they tell us anything we don't already know.

  2. Did our results meet your expectations. Given the resources directed to this issue and our outstanding ratings I thought we would have done better. But if it reinforces what you know, are you happy.

    1. I'm simply saying that our own data analysis tools tell us much more than simple pass/fail on the 3rd grade reading tests. We already know which kids need help.

      The reality is that it's incredibly labor-intensive to provide the kind of help needed when a kid isn't keeping up with his/her age group in reading. Some kids have learning disabilities which require support from specially-trained professionals. But we also have an increasing population of kids who haven't been raised in homes where the parents are fluent in English. Sometimes that's because the parents are foreign-born, and English isn't spoken in the home. But also, especially in the cases of families living in poverty, it's because the parents aren't good readers.

      This is a tough issue for our society - how do we apportion our scarce resources between making sure the all kids reach a minimum level of education vs creating extraordinary opportunities for brightest and most promising kids?