Cardington-Lincoln Elementary named "School of Honor" for high performance.
State Superintendent of Schools, Dick Ross, announced today that the Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School was named a "School of Honor" for High Performance. Congratulations to all of the staff members and students for such hard work and high achievement. This honor comes after the Elementary was designated as a National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education in 2011 and shows the continued success of the building. Please see the attached letter from the Ohio Department of Education for further information on the designation.
Board Approves Request for Earned Income Tax in May
The Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education approved a recommendation to appear on the May 7, 2013 ballot for a .75% "earned income tax". If passed, the tax will be collected starting in 2014 and will last for 5 years. For further information about the tax, please read the Income Tax Frequently Asked Questions Document
Board Approves Preliminary Reductions After Community Meeting.
FAQ finance 2013 1.5.pdf
The Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday, January 28th to approve a preliminary reduction plan aimed to cut spending by over $700,000 next school year. Read more...
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments: tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.
School Safety Concerns
As we said goodbye to our children Monday morning, it was probably with a slightly different feeling than last Thursday or Friday morning. It is completely natural for parents to ask themselves how safe is the school where my child attends after the horrible events of last Friday. I am confident that the school remains the safest place for our children to be throughout the day and that our first priority is maintain that safety. Read more...
Ohio Department of Education designates Cardington-Lincoln Elementary and High School as "Schools of Promise"
The is a excerpt from a letter that was received by the district from Acting State Superintendent Michael Sawyer
"Cardington-Lincoln High School proves every day that failure is not an option. Because of that, it is my honor to recognize you, your standards, teachers, administrators, and the families in you building being named a 2012 School of Promise for the first time.
Your school is in a prestigious group of 163 schools that achieved this honor on the Local
Report Card for the 2011-2012 school year. Strategies by you and your staff to close the
mathematics and reading achievement gap for students who represent a range of
socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds are working, and we hope you will share them with
other Ohio schools.
The Ohio Department of Education plans to spotlight your school as a strong example of what is
possible when students, educators, parents and community members come together and
believe that all students can succeed. Please extend my gratitude to all those who shared in
your school’s success. "
Dear Cardington Parent/Guardian,
As many of you are aware, the school district’s .75% earned income tax levy failed on the November 2012 ballot. The district is faced with a significant operating deficit next year, and many difficult decisions must be made about how we are to reduce costs. Unfortunately, there may be a lot of rumors and speculation as to what reductions will be forthcoming. We are committed to providing the best for our children, but we cannot sustain the current spending that has provided great opportunities for our students. Please join me at any one of the following meetings to become more informed about the direction of the district financially, and how the possible reductions might impact your family.
All meetings will be held in the Auditorium.
December 10th at 6:00 p.m.
January 14th at 6:00 p.m.
January 28th at 7:00 p.m.
Thank you for your continued support,
Brian Petrie, Superintendent
Purple Pirate Pride
Cardington-Lincoln High School students and staff came together yesterday in a show of support for their friend and classmate Courtney Robinson. The acts of kindness and support from the school community were featured on a local Columbus newscast. Click here
to access the story (external link) Any questions over donations for Courtney should be directed to First Federal Bank of Cardington.
Online Meal Payment System Now Available
Parents can now add money to their child's lunch account by visiting myschoolbucks.com
. You must have your students' school ID number in order to create an account. Please call your building's secretary to access your child's ID.