Call to Order
Welcome and comments on the end of 2015
a. Last meeting in October
b. Election results, new School Board Members
Plans for 2016
a. Plan to make Raider Strong meetings meaningful and useful for Reynoldsburg residents
1. February 25th Meeting: A.J. Wagner Ohio School Board Member (Front Fellowship Hall…note that this is a
Thursday and not a Tuesday)
2. March 29th: Cyber Safety
3. April/May: Bullying
4. Possibly having Brenda Kimble the Youngstown Board of Education President to discuss multiple issues
5. Asking for the public to give ideas for future meetings
6. Would like to find a student who is interested in recording Raider Strong meetings
Kevin Griffin: Guest Speaker Dublin City Schools
Video of Kevin Griffin's presentation:
a. Discussion based around testing
b. MAP Test immediate results given with useful data
c. Discussion that the Common Core tests are not valid and reliable
d. Value Added to judge teachers on OTES (Ohio Teacher’s Evaluation System) is not valid
e. Efforts to educate parents how the tests are impacting both students and teachers
a. Financial Statement
1. Open Enrollment Report
2. 3.6 million we have averaged every year
3. Enrollment continues to grow as teachers who are staffed declines
its initial stages of activity, totaling $900.When the contributions were received, we understood that
such contributions were allowable when made to community organizations whose mission was to
support excellence and high quality education in the Reynoldsburg Schools, and in doing so
restore the faith of parents and teachers in our schools.
Questions have been raised about the propriety of the contributions received from Friends of
Reynoldsburg Schools.Raider Strong vigorously believes that the contributions were valid and
were neither made nor received with any questionable purpose.Thus Raider Strong disagrees with
the questioning of these donations.
Raider Strong’s executive board has been a good steward of monies donated to us.No endorsed
candidate was monetarily supported by Raider Strong, and all costs for Raider Strong activities
have since been recouped through contributions of generous community supporters.As a result,
the initial contribution amount of $900 remains in our account.In the interest of this issue not
becoming a distraction from our vision, the executive board has elected to donate $900 back to
the Friends of Reynoldsburg Schools fund.
Raider Strong deeply thanks our supporters, and will continue to move forward to engage the
community in ways that will foster and improve excellence in the Reynoldsburg Schools and strive
to open communications between the School District, the City of Reynoldsburg and the citizens of
Let's plaster Reynoldsburg with DUNLAP, TRUEX AND WHITMAN SIGNS AND BUTTONS!
Copy or download this sign to place in your car windows. Buttons will be available at the September 15th BOE and Sept 22nd Raider Strong meetings. Let's drive and go all around Reynoldsburg proudly informing that Dunlap, Truexx and Whitman are the candidates that we support.
As we head into a new school year, we welcome all of our teachers, support staff and building administrators. Raider Strong will continue to advocate for our children, schools and community.
Keep in mind that our schools have lost a large percentage of educators over the past 2 years. Stop by our tent at the Tomato Festival to discuss this topic as well as others that are important to our children and community.
Raider Strong Looking Ahead to November
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, June 29, 2015:
Raider Strong, a local education-friendly community activist group, is looking to endorse candidates for the upcoming November election.
Raider Strong is looking to endorse both school board candidates and city wide positions, and is seeking education-friendly candidates who have the community and its youth in mind.
The group will be conducting interviews on August 4th. If you are interested in seeking an endorsement, please e-mail Sabrina Gray, co-secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are looking to endorse candidates on both the schools and the city side who are willing to make educated decisions that take into consideration both our community and our children,” said Louis Salvati, acting president. “Both arms of local government should be working hand-in-hand to protect the quality of our education while building an environment where our youth will grow and thrive.”
Raider Strong is a non-profit Political Action Group that was created to support excellence and high quality education in the Reynoldsburg City School District. Our vision is to foster an open relationship between the community, teachers, the administration, and the Board of Education in Reynoldsburg in support of our mission in the hopes of creating a high quality educational system in which all children achieve their educational goals.
Raider Strong meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at Messiah Lutheran Church in Reynoldsburg.
For more information, contact Sabrina Gray at email@example.com or Louis Salvati at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raider Strong is looking to endorse school board candidates and city wide positions on August 4th. If you are interested please email Sabrina Gray at email@example.com.
As we enter into the warmer months, spending more time outdoors, we know that everyone in the city of Reynoldsburg will be using area parks for their enjoyment. Please join Raider Strong in Reynoldsburg's Community Clean Up Saturday, June 6th at JFK Park. We will meet at 8:45 a.m. wearing our Raider Strong T-shirts, and help the city as it canvasses public areas for trash pick up. You can stay for an hour, two, three, four, or whatever you can donate! Family members are also more than welcome to join us. Let's show our community pride and join together -- Raider Strong -- to help clean up our
local parks! You can sign up at Sign Up Genius online. Please visit the following link to sign up for the event! Or just show up the morning of the event!. Thank you in advance for your time!
- What can I do?
- Press Releases/Position Statements
- IEP & 504 information
- Community voices
- Shirt Order Form--New Logo
- Gallery Sessions Input
- Open Enrollment Presentation
- Raider Strong Bylaws
- Local, State and Federal Contact Info
- Posters, T-Shirts
- 5 Year Forecast through 2019
- Raider Strong - We CARE!
- Why a teacher left
- REA statement August 10
- Take action, contact the board.
- Commentary on 'Shortchanged' publication
- To the contract-negotiation teams
- Superintendent's letter 9/10/2014
- Superintendent's letter 9/18
Reynoldsburg Schools need support from informed residents.
This site provides information to help Reynoldsburg residents play a constructive role in the direction of our schools. Also see Raider Strong We Care on Facebook
Upcoming Meetings at Messiah Lutheran Church at 7pm: Sept 27, Nov 29, Jan 24, March 28, May 23
**Raider Strong is now meeting every other month.