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Parent Update – October 8, 2009

October 8, 2009

Reminder – Community Meetings

As a reminder, members of the Board of Education will be participating in a series of information meetings so as to answer community members’ questions about the operations of the Olmsted Falls City School System. The meetings, which will all be held in the High School Auditorium, will occur on the following dates and times:

Thursday October 8th 7:15 PM
Monday October 19th 7:15 PM
Sunday October 25th 4:30 PM

How much was saved by “cutting” High School Busing?

I have been asked this question several times since the beginning of the school year.  Including this week, in a comment on the October 6th blog post.

Last school year District buses traveled 1,669 school miles per school day for all public, non-public and special education yellow bus routes. This year, we traveled 1,106 school miles per day, inclusive of all public, no-public and special education yellow bus routes. The difference is that we have saved 563 daily yellow school bus miles.

As per our T-2 (State of Ohio Transportation Report) (08-09) most recent Transportation cost assessment as provided to the Ohio Department of Education, our cost per mile is $1.91 and that does not include driver wages/benefits or extra labor. That number covers all other overhead such as utilities, maintenance supplies, insurance, fuel, tires, bus maintenance, compliance, mechanics, secretary, other miscellaneous items not covered by the preceeding categories and supervisor. Thus, our projected savings per day for operational miles is $1,075. Extend that out for the school year and the savings are approximately $193,559 in miles alone.
Now, savings related to personnel are as follows: we lost one driver to lay-off, and we reduced daily total hours from 170.6 hours to 150.8 hours. This translates out to a dollar savings of approximately $373.55 per school day. If we extend that out for 189 days, inclusive of holidays, that is a school year savings of approximately $70,601. This number does not include health insurance benefits.

So, adding up savings from reduced mileages and reduced personnel hours, we are projected to save approximately $264,160, again without the benefit component added to the health insurance savings.

We do know that by reducing busing this year, we will receive a lower amount of State aid next school year.  Because of the great uncertainty of the State budget, how much (loss of State Transportation $$) is an impossible dollar amount to calculate.

PTA meetings for the month of October

Be an active parent and join the PTA.  If you are already a member, please remember that PTA meetings for the month of October will be held on:

Early Childhood PTA     tonight at 7PM at OFMS.

OFMS PTA    Tuesday, October 13th at 7PM

OFIS PTA      Tuesday, October 20th at 7PM

OFHS PTA     Monday, October 26th at 7PM

Falls-Lenox PTA   Tuesday, October 27th at 7PM

OFMA Razzles Wing Night Fundraiser

Olmsted Falls Music Association is sponsoring a fundraiser event this Saturday, October 10th at Razzles on Bagley Road.  The event will run from 7-9:00 p.m. Tickets cost $15 each…This includes all you can eat pizza, wings, and limited beverages! Your ticket also includes automatic entry into a drawing for a $100 door prize! We will have side boards and raffle baskets available as well!

There will be an OFMA table outside the gates at this Friday’s football game for those interested in purchasing tickets to this event.  Or, just show up on Saturday and get your ticket on arrival at Razzles!

Here is a list of just some of the prizes to be included in raffle baskets:

Home Copier
Digital photo frame and weather station (2-in-1)
Cleveland Playhouse tickets
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tickets
Gift certificates to: Oasis Salon and Hard Rock Café
Oil change gift certificates
Olmsted Falls Music Association merchandise
High school concert tickets

Volley for the Cure
Everyone is invited to attend the annual “Volley for a Cure” event to be held Saturday, October 10 at the Olmsted Falls High School. The event is organized by the Olmsted Falls High School Girls Volleyball Program and proceeds support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The event features Olmsted Falls vs. North Royalton volleyball games starting with freshman at 10:30 a.m., junior varsity at 11:30 a.m. and varsity at 1:00 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, cookie jar sale and Chinese raffle featuring a variety of gift baskets.

Kiwanis Homecoming Pancake Breakfast

As part of the Olmsted Falls Homecoming festivities, the Olmsted Kiwanis will be hosting a Free pancake breakfast (donations are accepted) from 8AM – 1PM on Sunday, October 11th.  The location of this event will be the High School Cafeteria.

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