Community Meeting with the Superintendent
In late February, community members were invited to a meeting with the Superintendent. At the meeting, community members were asked to list the positive attributes of the Galion City School District and the areas in need of improvement. Listed below are the items that were shared by the community members in attendance. The administration will review the areas in need of improvement and develop action steps to enhance those areas. The next community meeting will take place near the end of the school year. Hope to see you there!
Positive attributes of the Galion City School District:
*Great facilities; clean facilities
*Great Special Education Teachers and Program
*Great Sports Programs; high participation rate
*Art Club at the Middle School; great outlet.
*Good Breakfast/Lunch Programs; Good Food.
*High number of local scholarships
*Excellent Music Program
*Excellent Drama Program
*Connections Weekend: Highlight Alumni successes; inspiration for our current students
*District embraces technology
*Awesome Library System
*Transportation is still offered.
Areas in Need of Improvement:
*Develop more uses for technology; use more eBooks
*More of a focus on writing skills
*More Community Service projects involving the students
*More consistency with discipline; focus on eliminating bullying
*Better communication: between district and community; between teachers and parents.
*Need a dedicated Performing Arts Building
*Appreciation of staff members (doing a lot since the cutbacks)
*Traffic Patterns; many parents not following the posted rules; creates a dangerous situation for students
*More focus on curriculum and less on state testing; need to focus on creativity
*More focus on teaching life skills (managing money, work ethic, resume-building)
*Consistency with Dress Code monitoring
*Consistency across the district with the use of Progress Book by teachers