Canton City Schools to be Featured at Statewide School Efficiency Symposium
Superintendent Michele Evans and the Canton City Schools will feature prominently on Wednesday, November 9th when Ohio Education Matters and the KnowledgeWorks Foundation hosts a symposium in Columbus focused on lowering non-instructional costs in school districts.
Educators and community leaders are invited to the event, More for Their Money: Learning from Ohio Districts That Do More for Less, at the Doubletree Hotel from 10am to 3pm.
At the request of state leaders in 2010, Ohio Education Matters and KnowledgeWorks formed the Ohio Smart Schools initiative to find new ways for Ohio's schools to work more effectively and efficiently in a time of tight resources.
Lessons to be shared at the symposium come from a cross-section of "Best in Class" districts identified in a benchmarking study earlier this year that included all Ohio's 611 school districts. One hundred and thirty-six districts were identified for receiving more for their money than their peers while maintaining high quality in one or more of five key areas.
Stark County knows about "Best in Class" districts. With seven districts, the most in any county, Stark led the state in the benchmarking study. Districts so ranked in addition to Canton were North Canton, and Louisville City, Lake, Perry, Plain and Sandy Valley Locals.
While the symposium is free, space is limited. Registration is required at: http://www.ohiosmartschools.org/content/ohio-smart-schools-recognizes-most-efficient-districts-state
Oho Education Matters is a subsidiary of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation.
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