May 5, 2012
Carlisle Teachers Receive Excellence Award
Congratulations to Becky Sherwood and Sara Ward!
Congratulations to CTA member Becky Sherwood for receiving “Teacher Excellence” and CTA member Sara Ward for receiving “Innovative Teacher” for 2011-2012. They were both recognized at the Warren County Area Progress Council Teacher Excellence Dinner on May 2nd. In addition to their families, attending the dinner in support and celebration of Sara and Becky were Board members Tammy Lainhart and Bill Jewell, as well as Superintendent Larry Hook, Principals Mike Milner and Jodi Leichman, and several CTA member colleagues. Congratulations to Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Sherwood on an honor well-deserved! See more details in the Western Star article and the Middletown Journal article.
April 28, 2012 Updated May 5, 2012
Combined Bond Issue, Levy Fail Twice; Carlisle Local School District Cuts Eight Teaching Positions
Support for students reduced – For years we have worked to do more with less. The district has cut administrators, teachers, and classified positions, and cut the expenses of daily operations. Still, we worked to provide better and better instruction, each year improving our scores on the district report card. This year Carlisle earned an “Excellent” rating.
Meanwhile, state legislators chose budget cuts that harm public education, not only in Carlisle but across the state. New Governor Kasich threw out the funding model implemented by former Governor Strickland, one which had been researched for years through a bi-partisan effort of all the stakeholders, and had promise in finally “fixing” the court-ruled unconstitutional school funding formula in Ohio. Kasich’s replacement? A temporary bridge formula that is insufficient and that school districts had no time to plan for — one which de-prioritizes public education in Ohio and diverts funds to charter schools.
This year the Carlisle Board of Education asked the community for support for a bond issue/levy, citing the opportunity of getting almost $30 million (about 50% of the cost) from the state tobacco settlement funds to help Carlisle build new schools for their entire school population. There was a tremendous response of “YES” votes, however there were even more “NO” votes and the issue/levy failed, twice. As a result, the district, in order to remain in the black, has made more cuts to expenses. The positions being cut will result in reduced services to Carlisle’s students:
1 Media position
1 Secondary Math position
1 Secondary Language Arts position
1 Gifted Interventionist
1 Title 1 position
1 Primary position
1 Intervention Specialist position
1 Physical Education position
Superintendent Larry Hook states that the district will continue to watch for opportunities to responsibly cut costs and trim the budget as additional retirements and resignations occur.
Class sizes, course offerings, and programs/support for students all depend on having adequate resources. See theMiddletown Journal articles..
4-23-2012 – Carlisle schools to cut teaching jobs
Carlisle Schools Rated EXCELLENT!
At the Fall Homecoming football game, Carlisle Local School District was officially recognized for its EXCELLENT rating by the Ohio Department of Education. This rating can only be achieved through the combined efforts of excellent educators, students, staff, parents, and community. Congratulations, everyone!
Collective Bargaining WORKS!
Labor-Management Collaboration and Partnerships
CTA…remaining strong in our opposition to Senate Bill 5 and any of the SB5-type provisions included in HB153 (state budget). We believe in a strong Public Education; we believe in our students!