• COVID-19 ALERT:

    Now that school has started, we expect there to be positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff. Even if students or staff test negative, they may be quarantined for a certain period of time due to exposure. Our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall news article has been updated with a link to ACTIVE POSITIVE cases by building as we are notified by parents, staff, and/or the health department. Please DO NOT panic if your child comes home with packets of work, as many staff members are creating such work just in case.

    As previously noted in our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall, there is the potential for building or district closure due to staffing shortages or a large percentage of students testing positive for COVID-19. Likewise, transportation plans could be altered or delayed due to driver shortages. Please be sure your family has contingency plans should a building or the district have to close due to staffing shortages or outbreaks. 

     

    Please remember, a staff member or student out of school does not necessarily mean their absence reflects a positive case of COVID-19. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.  

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Superintendent's Message

Robert Humble

Bob Humble
Superintendent

 

On March 17, 2020, we will have a 7.3 mill emergency levy on the ballot. Sidney City School District’s most vital need is stabilization to protect and continue the current level of programs and services. 

 

Here  are a few facts about the levy:

  • It has been over 10 years since the community has passed a new operating levy. 
  • Passage of this levy will help fund day-to-day operations of our schools–such as staffing, utilities, and supplies.
  • This operating levy would cost $23.32 a month for a $109,500 appraised home.
  • Our local combined effective millage (school taxes) is the lowest among Piqua, Troy, and Vandalia, and even if this levy passes, we would remain the lowest.
  • By reducing staff and transitioning to a high deductible health plan only by 2022, the district has been able to save $1,560,000 a year.

 

Should this levy not pass, our district will have to reevaluate the current staff and programs to justify their necessity and make adjustments. Any cuts will have a direct impact on our students, classrooms, and community. 

 

Thanks for your support of our kids,


Bob Humble, Superintendent 




3/2/2020


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