The Zanesville City School district is installing new, electronic message boards outside all its school buildings.
They will run off a transformer that will be installed near each of the 8 X 10 structures.
"It's relatively inexpensive to operate because it's low maintenance and low voltage. The lights in them are all, each one is their own little sensor. If one gets busted, just replace it and go on, " says Darrell Lear of Zanesville City Schools.
It was the first day of school for Zanesville City Students, and it was the first time three of the district's buildings have had kids filling the hallways.
Zanesville High School, John McIntire Elementary, and Zane Grey Elementary started the year off with ribbon-cuttings as they begin the new school year in new school buildings. Principal of Zane Grey Elementary, Jeff Moore, says everyone is looking forward to the school year.
Zanesville City Schools will start classes for the 2010/2011 academic year Tuesday.
Students will walk through the doors of two new elementary buildings and a new high school. The administration and staff have been hard at work making sure everything is ready for the students.
"We're putting the finishing touches right now. Putting the cafeteria together. Doing the final changes of desks and stuff in the classrooms to make sure we have seats for everybody. Other than that,...
Zanesville students will get the chance to explore three new buildings before school starts.
The district is holding four student orientations this Thursday. John McIntire and National Road Elementary Schools will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Zane Grey Elementary School will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Parents are invited to help these younger students take in the new surroundings.
"We want students to get familiar with the building and walk through by themselves......
The Zanesville City Schools administration says don't expect any delays from the construction of three new buildings in the district.
Classes will start, as scheduled.
"So, all those who have rumors that we aren't going to start until the 20th or the 13th, make sure you get to bed early on the 6th because you need to be at work on the 7th, " says Construction Liason, Darrell Lear.
There are only some odds-and-ends left to prepare the buildings.
If you have a child who won't be 5-years-old by August 1st, you can register them in preschool.
Zanesville City Schools is now accepting applications for kids, starting at 18-months, to attend classes at Rufus Putnam Community School, but it's offering an additional class at the new John McIntire Elementary School.
"We're just trying to help out parents because I know parents work. Some people live in the south. Some people live in the north, east, and west. So, we're just...
One local group isn't letting any child go hungry this summer.
The Summer Lunch Program is now being run by the Zanesville City Schools. They have always done the cooking and now they are taking over the administration. Food and Service Director for Zanesville City Schools' Darrell Lear said they will be serving lunch Monday through Friday all summer long at all seven of the city's parks as well as Grover Cleveland and Roosevelt Middle schools.
While one Zanesville City Schools school board member was absent for the last six months, he was able to coordinate goodwill from the Zanesville City School District all the way to Afghanistan.
Brian Swope, the vice president of the school board recently returned from a stint in Afghanistan, working with the US Army's Corps of Engineers. Swope oversaw construction, including the construction of a new high school for eight thousand students.