The Dublin City School District is proud of the relationships it has built with other governmental agencies.
We must all work together to provide our students with world class instruction.
We are fortunate in our district to have a proactive board of education. Our board's five members are Board President Scott Melody, Board Vice President Lynn May, Stu Harris, Rick Weininger and Chris Valentine.
Our board led the district's efforts in obtaining the new Emerald Campus facility. More than 1,000 students from all three of our high schools are attending one of six career exploration academies, or taking college level courses at the Emerald Campus this year.
The Emerald Campus will also play an integral part in the district's ability to avoid building a costly fourth high school. A fourth high school would have cost a minimum of about $95 million and that does not include the cost of the land.
As these 1,000-plus students travel from their home high schools to attend classes at the Emerald Campus each day, it will help us free up space, especially at Dublin Jerome High School where the effects of overcrowding are being most acutely felt at this time.
As programs and academies grow at the Emerald Campus, we will continue to monitor the impact it has on our high school enrollment.
We have stayed in contact with our neighbors, XPO Logistics and Cardinal Health, regarding traffic patterns and increased pedestrians throughout the process.
A new traffic pattern featuring many student drivers, buses and foot traffic is a safety issue and we have been working closely with the Dublin police department.
We would like to thank the police department for its partnership in restating the importance of slowing down near school buildings as schools started back up again in August.
The Washington Township Trustees and Washington Township Fire Department also continue to be fantastic partners in the area of student safety.
The fire department provides our staff with free CPR and AED training and response times to our buildings when students or staff have an emergency has always been top tier.
As a reminder, on Nov. 6 there will be no school in order to provide our staff with additional student safety training.
I've previously written about the increased safety and security measures we intend to undertake if Issue 5 is approved by the community. Issue 5 is a combination $195 million bond issue, a 2-mill permanent-improvements levy and a 5.9-mill operating levy. You can find that information on our website, www.dublinschools.net.
To highlight these great partnerships, please join us Oct. 12 when we will honor first responders from the Dublin police department and Washington Township Fire Department after the first quarter of the Hilliard Davidson vs. Dublin Coffman football game in Coffman stadium.
Dublin City School District Superintendent Todd Hoadley, Ph. D., submitted the From the Superintendent's Desk column.