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					                                                                                                                              THE FORUM
                                                             SCHOOL DIRECTORY
      Junior High Orientation—7th grade
                  Orientation—                              Administration Office (332-0316)
                                                              Superintendent, Tom Bratten
                                                               Secretary, Darlene Farino
               August 19th—10:00am
                                                             Senior High School (332-8905)
 High School Orientation-NEW STUDENTS
             Orientation-                                     Principal, Dr. Joseph Shivers
                                                              Secretary, Darlene Heineman                                    SALEM CITY SCHOOLS, 1226 EAST STATE STREET, SALEM, OHIO 44460
                                                                Secretary, Joanne Ricker                                                  
               August 19th—11:00 am
                      19th—                                  Junior High School (332-8914)
                                                                                                  August - 2009
                                                                Principal, Sean Kirkland
                                                               Secretary, Kay DelFavero                                              SALEM SCHOOLS WELCOMES

                                                                                                 SALEM CITY SCHOOLS
                                                              Buckeye School (332-8917)                                         TOM BRATTEN AS NEW SUPERINTENDENT
             Class lists will be posted at all buildings      Principal, Dennis Niederhiser
                                                                  Secretary, Joan Early                                    Tom Bratten will begin his duties as the new Superintendent of
                  on Wednesday, August 19th                     Reilly School (332-8921)                              Salem City Schools on August 1st. Mr. Bratten was officially hired by
                             at 3:30 pm.                         Principal, Lori Thayer
                                                               Secretary, Judith Haldeman
                                                                                                                      the Board of Education after an extensive search over the last year
                                                                                                                      and a half.
                                                              Southeast School (332-8925)
                                                                Principal, Lisa Whitacre
                                                                Secretary, Pam Thomas
                                                                                                                           Tom is originally from Cincinnati Ohio, graduating from
              Junior High/Senior High                                                                                 Cincinnati Moeller High School in 1986. He earned his Bachelors
                                                           Hannah Mullins Nursing (332-8940)
                                                               Coordinator, Marsha Kuite                              degree in Secondary Education from Miami University of Ohio and a
                          OPEN HOUSE                            Secretary, Sherri Phillips                            Masters degree from Xavier University. He completed his Principal’s
                                                                                                                      and Superintendent’s work at the University of Akron and Ashland
               September 17—6:30pm
                         17—                                    Bus Garage (332-2321)
                                                                Supervisor, Tom Mather
                                                                Secretary, Ronnie Shadle
                                                                                                                           Mr. Bratten began his career as an English teacher at Moeller
                                                                                                                      High School. He moved on to the Bishop Kenny High School in
                                                             Salem Board of Education                                 Jacksonville, Florida where he continued to teach English and coach
  FIRST HOME FOOTBALL GAME                                        Steve Bailey President                              football. He returned to Marlington Local Schools as an Assistant
                                                            Cathy Hergenrother, Vice-President
      FRIDAY, AUGUST 28                                            Nick Bush, Member                                  Principal in 1995. He began at Canton South in 2000 and has worked
                                                                   Brad Myers, Member                                 as an Assistant Principal, Director of Career-Technical Education and
           GIRARD                                              Dr. Joe Rottenborn, Member                             currently the High School Principal.

                                                                                                                           His accomplishments include being named “Teacher of the
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                                                                                                                      Year” and he most recently received the “Building the Future Award”
                                                                                                                      for his implementation of Engineering curriculum at Canton South
SALEM CITY SCHOOLS                                                             U. S. Postage
 1226 East State Street
                                                                                                                      High School. Mr. Bratten was the only Ohioan and also the only non-
  Salem, OH 44460                                                               Salem, Ohio                           teacher to receive this award which is given to ten recipients across
    (330) 332-0316                                                             Permit No. 68                          the nation. He will be flying to Austin, Texas in November for the
                                                                              Non-Profit Org.                         Awards recognition dinner.
                                                                               Carrier Route
                                                                                 Pre-Sort                                   Mr. Bratten brings a strong work
                                 OCCUPANT                                                                             ethic, a passion for kids, a positive and
                                 SALEM, OHIO                                                                          enthusiastic respect for Salem along
                                                                                                                      with a straightforward approach as he
                                                                                                                      takes on the leadership of Salem

                                                                                                                            Tom is married and has two
                                                                                                                      children. His wife Tierney is a teacher
                                                                                                                      at Marlington Local Schools and his         School Board President Steve Bailey looks on as
                                                                                                                      son Adam is 14 and son Bo is 3.             Tom Bratten signs his contract to become
                                                                                                                                                                  Superintendent of Salem City Schools.
                                                                                                                               FEDERAL FUNDS PROVIDE SPECIAL SERVICES
                                                                                                           Each year the federal government supplements costs of several programs in Salem City Schools.
                                                                                                           Strict guidelines accompany these funds to insure correct and consistent use among school districts.
                                                                                                   Funding from the government is used to support reading and math programs, hiring of staff to reduce class
                                                                                                   size, provide professional development, and special education.
                                                                                                           Persons who have questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding any of these programs may contact
                                                                                                   Cathy Sanor, Director of State and Federal Programs, at (330) 332-0316.
       The Olweus Bullying Program is the most researched and well known bullying
prevention program available today. It was developed by Dan Olweus of Norway and has
                                                                                                                                                      TITLE I
over thirty-five years of research behind it. It has been implemented in countries such as
                                                                                                           Title I funds are used to support developmental reading and math programs at the elementary level in
the United States, Canada, England, Mexico, Iceland, Germany, Sweden and Croatia, in ad-
                                                                                                   Salem City Schools. Fiscal Year 2009 Title I services provided additional help to approximately 359 students
dition to Norway.                                                                                  utilizing seven teachers. This included reading services for the primary grades at Buckeye, Reilly and St. Paul
       In order to address the issue of bullying, it is important to clearly understand the        and mathematics services at Reilly and Southeast.
definition of Bullying:
       A person is Bullied when he/she is exposed, repeatedly and over time to negative ac-                                                        TITLE II-A
tions on the part of one or more other persons, and he/she has difficulty defending himself/       Funding for Title II-A was earmarked for two specific areas. The focus was on professional development for
herself or as summarized by a kindergarten student stated, “ Bullying is when someone              teachers and administrators based on needs outlined by the Ohio Improvement Process.
says or does mean things to another student”.

      As educators working with young people, we know that even with our best efforts, a                                                SPECIAL EDUCATION IDEA-B
                                                                                                           Special needs of the handicapped were addressed with $447,474.88 in federal funds. This money is
student may experience bullying in the classroom, hallways, lunchroom and/or playground.
                                                                                                   allocated on the basis of the number of identified handicapped students served in our school district.
We also know that bullying isn’t limited to the school grounds as it occurs at the bus stop,
                                                                                                   These funds were used to:
park summer camps, homes, swimming pool, cyberspace and anywhere that kids gather.
                                                                                                              • Provide two special education teachers
      To stop bullying it needs to be addressed at all levels of a student’s experience.                      • Defray the excess costs of serving low incidence handicapped students
Different from a curriculum that addressed bullying only at the classroom level, Olweus                       • Provide Speech services
address bullying at the school wide, classroom, individual and community level.
                                                                                                          These funds were also used to provide speech therapy and child study services at St Paul, which is the
      Students will receive a consistent reinforced message about bullying over an extended        responsibility of the local public school district.
period of time and in a variety of settings. Bullying has wide range effects and Olweus is
designed for all students, not just those who are bullied or those who bully others.

      The goal is to change the norms around bullying behavior and to restructure the
school setting so that bulling is less likely to occur or to be rewarded. The implementation
                                                                                                                COMPLIANCE OFFICERS                                                       504 Compliance Officer
of the Olweus Bullying Program needs to be seen as a long term effort with everyone being
involved. It is not a short term “fix” that can be accomplished in one year.                                     ADA Compliance officer                                                      Sally Mainwaring
                                                                                                                     Tom Bratten                                                            1226 East State St
       Salem Schools has organized building teams at Buckeye, Reilly and Southeast. All                            1226 East State St
staff, including teachers, cooks, duty aides, bus drivers and custodians will be trained                                                                                                    Salem, OH 44460
                                                                                                                   Salem, OH 44460                                                            (330) 332-0316
beginning with a three hour session on August 21 on the steps of implementation.                                            (330) 332-0316
      We have adopted the slogan ”SALEM PRIDE” , and each Friday throughout the school
year, students will be asked to wear their Salem Pride t-shirt as part of a district spirit day.
                                                                                                                                                        NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND
     We are excited about the opportunities that this program brings to not only our                                                       Notification of Qualifications of the Professional Staff
schools but to our community. We believe that working together we can reduce bullying.             The new federal law, No Child Left Behind, requires that any local school district receiving federal Title I dollars, must notify
                                                                                                   parents of each student attending any school receiving Title I (Reilly Elementary, Buckeye Elementary, and Southeast Elementary),
                                                                                                   that they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teacher. This notifies you of
                                                                                                   your right to inquire about the qualifications of your child’s teachers. If you would like this information, please contact Cathy Sanor,
                                                                                                   Director of State and Federal Programs, Salem City Schools, 1226 East State Street, Salem Ohio 44460.
First Day of School — Monday, August 24
                        SEARCH FOR HANDICAPPED STUDENTS                                                     REMINDER FOR REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCES
     Ohio school districts continue to attempt to identify and locate handicapped children
                                                                                                                       CALL 330-332-1070
from birth through age 21. “Handicapped” in this case, means possessing either a physical,
emotional, or mental impairment that may require a need for special education. Public                  You can call this number 24 hours a day to report an absence. Other
                    schools, under federal and state mandates, provide a free and                 features that all parents and community members are able to access include:
                    appropriate public education regardless of the child’s handicap. But                       ∗ Get homework and class activity information
                    before these children can be served, they must be found. Many of these                     ∗ Hear the lunch menu
                    children are not visible because they do not function in the community’s                   ∗ Track public events for each school
                    mainstream, and many unidentified handicapped children are
                                                                                                               ∗ Learn about district meetings and announcements
                    preschoolers. Parents may not realize that programs and services are
                                                                                                               ∗ Check on school delays or closings
                    available through their school district or from agencies in their
community. You may contact Sally Mainwaring, Supervisor of Special Education Services,
330-332-0316, ext. 58227 regarding any questions about these services.
                                                                                                  NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
                                                                                                        All students new to Salem City Schools need to register at their school
Transportation Notes                                                                              of attendance. Parents/Guardians need to bring a birth certificate, up-to-
                                                                                                  date shot records, social security card, proof of residency and custody
                                                                                                  papers, if applicable, when they come to register. This process must be
       Parents will receive a personalized letter detailing their child’s eligibility for         completed prior to the first day of school to insure that all scheduling,
transportation. The letter will include specific information relating to the bus number,          bussing and placement in the necessary class/classes, occurs. We ask that
location of the bus stop, and the pick-up and drop-off times. This information will be mailed     you come to the school during the week of August 3—7 between the hours
to you approximately one week prior to the start of school.                                       of 8:00am and 3:00pm. to complete the process. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

      Our school walk boundaries have remained the same for the 2009-10 school year. For
grades K-6, the walk zones are 1 mile and for grades 7-12, the walk zone is 1 1/2 miles.          PIZZA, PIZZA, PIZZA
Students that live within the walk zones are not eligible for transportation. This does include                                  Buckeye School students were treated to a “SPECIAL” pizza
any student that attends a Type B Home Day Care Provider that is situated within the school                                lunch during the last week of school prepared by Salem Schools
walk zone that the child attends.                                                                                          Food Service Director Mr. J.R. Straley. The lunch was a special
                                                                                                                           order four foot by six foot pizza. The students were in shock when
      Some very important things to remember are to keep your                                                              they saw the two big boxes on the table and could not believe
address and contact phone numbers current. You must notify both                                                            their eyes when they saw what was inside. They could not wait to
the school and the Transportation Department of any changes.                                                               get their piece of the giant lunch surprise!
Information regarding transportation can be found in the Student
Handbook. Please be sure to read carefully and pay special attention
to the Pupil Management Regulations. These are very important                                     CONGRATULATIONS
guidelines that you and your child should know. Please call with any                                     Salem City Schools had four staff members retire at the end of the 2009 school year,
questions, (330)332-2321.                                                                         all from Buckeye School. Mrs. Lynne Jackson has taught for 35 years in Salem. Mrs. Margie
                                                                                                  Smith has taught for 35 years with the last 30 in Salem. Mrs. Pat Potter has taught for 18
                                                                                                  years, all in Salem. Mr. Ed Zimmerman has worked as a custodian for 21 years in Salem
                                     BUSING 2009-2010                                                                                   Schools with the last 19 at Buckeye.
Letters will be sent out approximately one week before the start of school                                                                    Each of these teachers has given of their time
informing parents of Bus Transportation Eligibility & Assignment. All students who                                                      and talent which has made Salem Schools and Buck-
register before August 3rd will receive their letter in the mail with detailed                                                          eye a great place for kids to learn.              Mr.
information. Parents who register their children after August 3rd must call the                                                         Zimmerman has given many hours of his own time to
Transportation Department at (330)332-2321 to request transportation for their                                                          make Buckeye beautiful with his love of flowers and
children.                                                                                                                               the outdoors.
                                                                                                                                              All four were honored at a breakfast for their
               Please inform the School and Transportation Department                                                                   years of service and commitment . We will miss them
                                                                                                                                        and wish them the very best as they embark on their
                       when changes in address or phone occur.
                                                                                                                                        new “careers”.
      Funds generated from our Permanent Improvement Levy have allowed us to make a                                                                                                               February 2010
                                                                                                         August 2009
number of improvements over the summer to all of our buildings and grounds. We                                                           Salem City Schools                             S    M     T   W     T         F    S
                                                                                              S    M     T   W     T     F    S
encourage you to stop in and see the “new” look that has come as a result. It is because of                                             2009-2010 Calendar                                   1    2       3        4   5    6
the generous support of you, the voter, that these things can be accomplished.                                                1
                                                                                                                                   August                                               7    8    9       10   11      12   13
                                                                                                                                   20 Teacher Workday/Classified
      Pictured below are just a few of the Repairs/Improvements/Replacements that have        2    3     4    5    6     7    8
                                                                                                                                      Inservice                                         14   15   16      17   18      19   20
been made across the district.                                                                9    10   11   12    13    14   15   21 Teacher Inservice/Classified Off
                                                                                                                                   24 First Day of Classes                              21   22   23      24   25      26   27
                                                                                              16   17   18   19    20    21   22   September                                            28
                                                                                              23   24                              7 Labor Day – No School                                         March 2010
                                                                                                        25   26    27    28   29   17 Two-Hour Delayed Start
                                                                                              30   31                                                                                   S    M    T       W        T   F    S
                                                                                                        September 2009             16 Teacher Inservice - No School
                                                                                                                                                                                             1    2       3        4   5    6
                                                                                              S    M     T    W    T     F    S    23 End of the 1 st Nine Weeks
                                                                                                                                   (43 Std.Days +2 Tea.Insr.Dys+1 Tea Wkday)
                                                                                                                                   26 Buckeye Elementary Conference                     7    8    9       10   11      12   13
                                                                                                         1    2    3     4    5
                                                                                                                                   27 Reilly Elementary Conference                      14   15   16      17   18      19   20
                                                                                              6    7     8    9    10    11   12   28 Southeast Elementary Conference
                                                                                                                                   29 JH/HS Conference                                  21   22   23      24   25      26   27
                                                                                              13   14   15   16    17    18   19   November
                                                                                                                                   2 Buckeye Elementary Conference                      28   29   30      31
                                                                                              20   21   22   23    24    25   26   3 Reilly Elementary Conference                                     April 2010
                                                                                                                                   4 Southeast Elementary Conference
                                                                                              27   28   29   30                    5 JH/HS Conference                                   S    M    T       W        T   F    S
                                                                                                                                   6 Conference Day – No School
                                                                                                         October 2009              10 Two-Hour Delayed Start                                                       1   2    3
                                                                                                                                   25-27 Thanksgiving Recess
                                                                                              S    M     T   W     T     F    S                                                         4    5    6       7        8   9    10
                                                                                                                                   30 Classes Resume
                                                                                                                   1     2    3    December                                             11   12   13      14   15      16   17
                                                                                                                                   21 Christmas Break Begins
                                                                                              4    5     6    7    8     9    10   January                                              18   19   20      21   22      23   24
                                                                                                                                    4 Classes Resume
                                                                                              11   12   13   14    15    16   17   15 End of 2nd Nine Weeks                             25   26   27      28   29      30
                                                                                                                   22                 (46 Std.Days+1 Conference Day)                                  May 2010
                                                                                              18   19   20   21          23   24   18 Martin Luther King Day-No
                                                                                                   26   27   28                        School                                           S    M    T       W        T   F    S
                                                                                              25                   29    30   31
                                                                                                                                   22 Two-Hour Delayed Start
                                                                                                        November 2009                                                                                                       1
                                               Landscaping was completed at the               S    M     T   W     T     F    S    11 Conference Night                                  2    3    4       5        6   7    8
                                                                                                                                   12 Conference Day – No School
                                              High School, Southeast and Buckeye                   2     3    4    5               15 President’s Day – No School                       9    10   11      12   13      14   15
                                                                                              1                          6    7
                                                                                                                                    9 Two-Hour Delayed Start                            16   17   18      19   20      21   22
                                                                                              8    9    10   11    12    13   14
                                                                                                                                   19 End of 3rd Nine Weeks                             23   24   25      26   27      28   29
                                                                                              15   16   17   18    19    20   21      (42 Std. Days + 1 Conference Day)
                                    The High School                                                                                April
                                                                                                                                                                                        30   31
                                                                                              22   23                                                                                                 June 2010
                                     Auditorium was                                           29   30
                                                                                                        24   25    26    27   29   2-9 Spring Break
                                                                                                                                              12 Classes Resume                         S    M    T       W        T   F    S
                                 completely renovated                                                   December 2009
                                                                                                                                              30 Graduation Day
                                                                                                                                              31 Memorial Day – No School                         1       2        3   4    5
                                 including painting and                                       S    M     T   W     T     F    S
                                                                                                                                                                                        6    7    8       9    10      11   12
                                      new seating                                                        1    2    3     4    5    3 School Ends
                                                                                                                                   (47 Std Days +1 Tea. Workday)                        13   14   15      16   17      18   19
                                                                                              6    7     8    9    10    11   12   4 Staff Work Day
                                                                                                                                       (Any mandatory “make up” days will be            20   21   22      23   24      25   26
                                                                                              13   14   15   16    17    18   19   added after June 3, 2010, i.e., June 4, 7, 8, 2010
                                                                                                                                   etc. Teacher workday will then be added after        27   28   29      30
                                                                                              20   21   22   23    24    25   26   final day of make-up.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       July 2010
                                                                                              27   28   29   30    31
                                    The High School gym                                                                                       Regular School Days                       S    M    T       W        T   F    S
                                                                                                         January 2010                         Teacher In-service/Work Days
                                     floor was completely                                                                                     No School                                                            1   2    3
                                                                                              S    M     T   W     T     F    S
                                    sanded and refinished                                                                                     Legal Holiday
                                                                                                                                              Conference                                4    5    6       7        8   9    10
                                                                                                                         1    2
                                                                                                                                                                                        11   12   13      14   15      16   17
                                                                                              3    4     5    6    7     8    9
                                                                                                                                        178 Student Days
                                   The original bleachers                                     10   11   12   13    14    15   16        2 Conference Days                               18   19   20      21   22      23   24
                                                                                                                                        2 Teacher Workdays
                                   on the east side of the                                    17   18   19   20    21    22   23        2 Teacher Inservice Days
                                                                                                                                                                                        25   26   27      28   29      30   31

                                   gym at the top were                                        24
                                                                                                   25   26   27    28    29   30
                                   replaced with modern                                       31

                                   comfortable seats with
                                   side safety rails
                          SCHOOL START TIME STAGGERED
        The start times for our three elementary buildings Buckeye,
 Reilly, and Southeast are staggered. In planning the grade level
 configurations of each building, we realize that many parents have
 students at one or more of the buildings. It is difficult to have children
 at their respective schools on time, if both schools operate on the same
 time schedule. It is also very difficult for children who ride the bus to be
 on time and have ample time for recess, breakfast and avoid being
 tardy when start times are the same. Very simply put, it is not possible
 to be in two places at the same time.
        In an effort to address these time issues school start times/dismissal times are
 staggered by ten minutes between the buildings.
 The schedule for the buildings will be as follows:
                                                                                                                                     Classroom and hallways were painted at
                                                                                                                                      Buckeye, Southeast and Reilly School
       SOUTHEAST               AM TARDY BELL – 8:45AM        DISMISSAL – 3:15PM
       REILLY                  AM TARDY BELL – 8:55AM        DISMISSAL – 3:25PM
       BUCKEYE                 AM TARDY BELL – 9:05AM        DISMISSAL – 3:35PM


        Parents and students are invited to an Open House/Orientation which will be held on
 Thursday, August 20th at each of the following schools. The schedule for each building
 will be as follows:
   Buckeye – 5:30pm-7:00pm          Reilly–6:00pm-7:30pm        Southeast–6:30pm-8:00pm
        The intent of the Open House/Orientation is to allow parents and students an
 opportunity to visit the school the student will be attending, meet the teacher, and see the
                 classroom before the first day of school. This schedule will also make the
                 start of school easier for parents and teachers and will eliminate the need
                 to make a trip to school during the day before school starts. We hope this
                 special evening will help to ease any fears as well as provide answers to
                 questions. All parents and students are urged to attend.                                                            A new entrance was added at Southeast
                                                                                                                                       School to create a safer traffic flow
                                                                                                  Classroom carpet was replaced at
                                                                                                          several buildings
      School for all Salem City School students in GRADES 1-12 begins on
Monday, August 24th. The first day of school for all students entering
kindergarten this fall will be Thursday, August 27th. All students entering
kindergarten will be involved in a screening August 24th, August 25th and                       The concrete walks outside
August 26th. The three days allotted to screening will be used to complete                      the Gymnasium entrance
the state mandated KRA-L, (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy)                          were repaired and sealed
and Speech and Language Assessments. Letters will be sent informing
parents of the scheduled time to bring their child for the evaluation. All Screening will be
held at the Central Office . Further details of the day will be included in the letter.
                       FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS                                              Kindergarten Readiness Camp
                                                                                                              All students registered for kindergarten this fall are invited to a two week
      Children need healthy meals to learn. Salem City Schools offers healthy meals every school
                                                                                                        Readiness Camp the week of August 3rd and the week of August 10th. The camp
day. Breakfast costs $.65 per day and lunch $2.00 per day. Your child may qualify for free or
                                                                                                        will be held at Buckeye School from 8:30 am—11:30 am each day.
reduced price meals. Reduced price meals are $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. Application               Students will work with different staff members on skills such as nursery
forms will be sent home at the beginning of the school year with all students. We are also aware        rhymes, letter names, numbers, listening, learning the location of things in the
that the economic status of the family can change during the school year and we want families to        building, movement and motor skills. The Camp will be two weeks of hands on
be aware that they may apply for FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS at any time during                 active learning designed to make the transition to kindergarten easier. All
the school year. Please call or visit the school to get an application or go to the district website.   students who have registered for kindergarten will receive a detailed letter with
                                                                                                        more specifics.

Delayed Start Days
       There are four days of professional development for staff during the                                                Board of Education District Goals
school year which will involve a delayed start for students. The dates are
Thursday, September 17th, Tuesday, November 10th, Friday, January                                        I.  Every building (with students 3-12) will increase its number of state
22nd and Tuesday, March 9th. Each of these days will be a 2-hour late                                   indicators met, performance index score, value-added growth, and adequate
start for students. Start time on these days will be as follows:                                        yearly progress (AYP) met annually so the district will ultimately be
             SOUTHEAST                       AM   TARDY   BELL   –   10:45AM                            designated excellent by 2010.
             REILLY                          AM   TARDY   BELL   –   10:55AM
             BUCKEYE                         AM   TARDY   BELL   –   11:05AM                            II. Establish practices where staff and community stakeholders produce
             JUNIOR HIGH/HIGH SCHOOL         AM   TARDY   BELL   –   9:50AM                             and receive great customer service improving public perception and thereby
                                                                                                        making Salem Schools a more attractive open enrollment option by 2011
SALEM WELCOMES MIKE KOPACHY AS HEAD FOOTBALL COACH                                                      (10%, 15%, 20%).

      Mr. Mike Kopachy is the new Salem High School Football                                            III. To achieve institutional solvency based on state mandated practices (as
coach. Mike takes over for Bill Miller who guided the Quakers for
                                                                                                        per Ohio Revised Code/Uniform Accounting System) as a blueprint for finan-
the last three years.
                                                                                                        cial forecasting (Five Year Forecast) to operate in the black while meeting
     Mike has coached at Western Reserve from 2005-2008                                                 district needs annually.
and at Jackson-Milton High School in 2003. Kopachy attended
Chaney High School where he has also coached football and
                                                                                                        IV. The Board of Education, Superintendent and Treasurer will
                                                                                                        communicate openly with regards to community concerns, student needs,
      He turned the Western Reserve program around by                                                   staffing issues, educational options, and financial matters each and
managing “all facets” of coaching. He led the Blue Devils to                                            everyday when practical.
three straight winning seasons for the first time in school
history. In 2006 the team won the ITCL championship, its first
                                                                                                        V.   The District will investigate the long-term educational and community
winning season and playoff win in 17 years. The program went
from 19 players in 2003 to 45 in 2007. The school made the                                              impact of constructing new schools versus/or in conjunction with updating
playoffs last year for the second appearance in three years.                                            current facilities by February 2010.
     Kopachy was named 2006 Inland Coach of the Year, 2006
Quad County Coach of the Year and was named 2006
                                                                                                        HOME SCHOOLING NOTIFICATION
Penn-Ohio all-star game coach.
      Mike earned his B.A. degree from Youngstown State                                                                       Parents must make notification to the school district before
University and is currently working towards his master’s degree                                                         their child can be released by the district, allowing them to pursue a
in Athletic Administration. He will be teaching English at the                                                          home schooling program. Notification to the Salem City School
High School.                                                                                                            District must be made before Monday, August 24, 2009. Home
        Kopachy resides in Salem with his wife Christi and son                                                          Schooling requests can be made and completed by calling Mrs. Lori
Jack.                                                                                                                   Thayer, at 330-332-8917.