Donna Smith/Ohio.com correspondent

JACKSON TWP.: Members of the Jackson Local School District Board of Education met Tuesday to discuss issues and concerns, as the school year gets under way. 


Superintendent Chris DiLoreto discussed the importance of Senate Bill 316, which focuses on third grade reading, academic performance, district spending and teacher evaluations. 


"Teacher evaluations are used to improve our teachers and increase student performance," DiLoreto said. 


All teachers in the Jackson Local School District are evaluated each year.


Also on the agenda was a discussion about cameras added to district buses.


Jackson school buses currently transport 3,800 students twice a day.  There are more than 1,500 bus stops in the township.  All buses are equipped with cameras. 


"The cameras help with employee issues such as speeding and, also are there to help stop bullying on the bus. They do seem to be helping", said DiLoreto. 


The cameras were installed two years ago on all Jackson Township buses.


The next Board of Education meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on September 25th at 6:30 at Jackson High School.  Meetings for October, November and December will start at 6:00 p.m.