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  • Transportation Info for 2016 - 2017 School Year Each school year the Ross Schools Transportation Department routes students in grades K - 8 from their home address for pick-up and drop-off. If you want your child picked ...
    Posted May 31, 2016, 10:30 AM by Greg Young
  • New Superintendent of Schools Hired At the regular meeting of the Ross Board of Education on May 26, 2016,  the board hired Mr. Scott Gates as the new Ross Superintendent of Schools. He comes to ...
    Posted May 27, 2016, 5:30 AM by Greg Young
  • Board Member Edward Bosse Recognized At the Ohio School Board Association's Southwest Region Spring Conference Ross Board Member Edward Bosse was recognized for his 35 years of service on the Ross School Board. During ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2016, 1:07 PM by Greg Young
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Ross Board of Education Meeting Schedule

  • Upcoming Meeting
    The Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday July 27, 2016 in the District Office at 6:30 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for August 18, 2016. The meeting will be held in the media center at Ross High School and will begin at 6:30 p.m. To view a full schedule of meetings or to contact board members, please visit the Board of Education page under the Departments tab above. 
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 7:37 AM by Susan Genton
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School Closing and Delay Information

  • School Status
    All Ross schools are closed for the summer. Classes for students will resume on August 15, 2016. 
    Posted May 31, 2016, 11:47 AM by Greg Young
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Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Ross Local School District's Web Site. I hope you will find the information you are seeking with regard to our outstanding school district. The Ross School District has consistently earned high ratings on the Ohio Department of Education District Report Card. The ratings for 2015 will be delayed, however, until February, 2016 due to the need for the Ohio Department of Education to set cut scores for the new state assessments. In recent years our district has received all A and B grades on the major components of the report card and we expect this trend to continue. These ratings are a testament not only to the outstanding individuals who work with our children each day, but also to the parents and other community members who support our schools in many ways. The Ross School District is blessed to have hard working students, committed staff members, exemplary administrators, and a supportive community. It takes everyone working together to achieve this high level of recognition. Let’s continue the trend in the 2015 – 2016 school year!

Our staff has worked diligently to prepare for the new Ohio learning standards and assessments that have been put in place over the past several years. The new state assessments will be much more rigorous for our students than the past state tests and will be conducted online. Our teachers have written new courses of study for each subject area to reflect the new standards. We have also upgraded our internet connection and installed wireless access points in every classroom in the district to prepare for the online testing. Information from the Ohio Department of Education indicates that the passing percentages on the new state assessments are anticipated to be lower than those in the past. I assure you that the Ross educational team will do everything in their power to have our students prepared to do their very best on the assessments.

The district will continue to establish a 21st Century learning experience for our students in the coming school year through the award of a Straight A Fund Grant from the Ohio Department of Education in the amount of $949,987. This grant titled Personalization through Digital Age Teaching and Learning provides every student in grades 5-12 a Chromebook laptop computer. Learning will be transformed through student utilization of digital resources to provide a more personalized online learning experience. In addition, formative assessments will be used by teachers to select resources and activities based on student's identified needs. Reductions in spending for textbooks, paper, copier and printer maintenance, along with the need to no longer maintain general use computer labs will provide funds to purchase new devices every four years. The use of the Chromebooks in grades 5 - 12 has allowed us to move devices from the middle school to our elementary schools, so that every third and fourth grade student will also have constant access to a computer during the school day. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding any aspect of the operation of the Ross Local School District, do not hesitate to contact me. I pledge to return your call or email within 24 hours. I wish you and your children a very successful 2015 – 2016 school year. I look forward to seeing each of you at building and district events.

Greg Young
Superintendent of Schools
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