Hilliard Northwest News

State representatives honor district for value-added score


State Reps. Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) and Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) attended the May 13 meeting of the Hilliard Board of Education to recognize the district for achieving the highest value-added score among all state schools on the Ohio Department of Education's state report card.

School board President Andy Teater accepted the House of Representatives resolution on behalf of the board.

Hilliard had the highest value-added index of among all 942 public, private, charter, community and STEM schools in Ohio.

It was the first time the state ranked districts by the value-added component.

Value-added is a calculation used by the Ohio Department of Education to measure how much academic growth a student receives in grades four through eight in the math and reading during a school year.

In other action at the May 13 board meeting, board members adopted a resolution authorizing Hilliard's membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2013-14 school year, approved a schedule of student fees for the 2013-14 school year and approved the list of eligible graduates for each of the district's three high schools.