New Albany News

Events canceled by snow rescheduled Feb. 20


New Albany-Plain Local Schools officials hope the weather will be favorable Thursday, Feb. 20, for Superintendent April Domine's annual state of the schools address and the presentation of work completed by four research-and-development teams.

Both events were rescheduled from previous dates.

The state of the schools originally was planned for Feb. 4. The research-and-development program originally was scheduled Jan. 28 and was rescheduled to Feb. 4. An expected snowstorm the evening of Feb. 4 canceled both.

Both rescheduled events will be held Feb. 20 in the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

Domine will present the state of the schools address at 6:30 p.m. She still is accepting questions online at, the district's website.

District spokesman Patrick Gallaway said the event will be streamed in real time on the website.

The second part of the program will begin immediately following the state of the schools address.

Gallaway said the district's four research-and-development teams will present their work concerning STEM courses, arts education, international education and community problem-solving.

The teams will explain educational prototypes and ask for feedback.

Gallaway said even though the presentation has been postponed twice, it will not delay the teams' work this year. He said final design concepts are due in April.

"April is the identified month that they would report final concept designs to the community," Gallaway said in an email.

"In between that time and working up to the final presentation, the groups will be conducting additional site visits on existing models, which may include travel to other places in the country where these models have been established, and they can bring back the ideas to help finalize their plans."