LEWISBURG — On Monday, July 18, the Tri-County North Local Schools Board of Education met to discuss results of state testing, updates on renovations, and other business
Superintendent Bill Derringer invited Lisa Galpin, the district’s curriculum director, to explain to the board the state testing results. Galpin explained, “They [the Ohio education system] are starting to raise their expectations back up, because they did drop the passage rate and other things like that during Covid.”
TCN has received 2022 English and Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies test results back from the state. TCN met or exceeded the state average for ELA and math in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. The school also met or exceeded the state average results for science including science such as biology for grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.
TCN received a passing score in social studies such as American History.
Superintendent Derringer provided an update on the progress of renovations being completed on the track and field complex. According to Derringer, everything is going as planned and will be done by the beginning of the school year.
Derringer explained the goalposts and paths will be painted to match the new track and field.
“The goalposts paths we decided to go with gray so as not to conflict the goalposts paths more negating a bright red and having two different colors of red,” he said.
Derringer also mentioned to the board there will be a dedication on Thursday, Aug. 18, for the new track and field at the first football game against Brookville. Derringer invited all TCN alumni and board members and anyone else who would like to come and see the new and improved field.
Derringer also informed the board about a new project he is working on, which entails putting phones in most classrooms and offices. According to Derringer, all the phones will be able to make or receive phone calls. The plan is to program each phone to be able to ring during certain times, such as before school, after school, and during the teachers’ specific planning periods.
According to Derringer, upgrading the phones is still only a $100 in addition to what the school was paying previously. “So, we’re going to have all upgraded phones, phones in every classroom, and it’s not really costing us a substantial amount more,” he said.