George W. Davis
Ohio.com correspondent


GREEN: The academic ranking of Green Local Schools reached a milestone with the issuance of the Ohio Department of Education’s report card for all districts throughout the state.



Superintendent Michael Nutter proudly informed Board of Education members and the audience at Monday night’s school board meeting that the latest report card was the best in the district’s history.



Nutter said the district achieved all 26 indicators for each of the last three years with the grade going a little higher each year.



“We continue to excel, and we just had the best report ever,” Nutter said of the grades just released in the last several days.



He credited the students, teachers, parents and staff for the achievement and said he hopes the outstanding achievement continues.



When the state report card program began in 1998, Green was rated as continuous improvement the first two years and then rose to effective in 2000-01, excellent the following year and back to effective in 2002-03.



For the next four years, Green’s rating was excellent, and for the last five years, the rating has been excellent with distinction, according to Kimberly Brueck, the district’s director of learning and teaching.



The board accepted a $1,000 donation from the Little Guy Worldwide LLC and $600 from the Green Baseball/Softball Federation, with all funds earmarked for the recently held Bulldog Dash.



Nutter saluted the dash’s planners and volunteers for raising over $30,000 this year.



Also saluted with board certificates of achievement were Green High School freshman Alanna Walsh and senior Jessica Dixon for winning the middle school and high school Laws of Life essay contest, respectively, during the last school year.



The board was told this is the first time that the same district has won both top prizes in the same year.