To enhance security at LaBrae Local School District, a new security entrance system has been installed in the 3-12 Complex. (Bascom Elementary already has a secured entrance system.) Starting April 11, 2013, visitors to the high school, middle school and intermediate schools will have to pass through a secured area and be buzzed into the school office.
Parents please be aware, due to cuts in government funding the Trumbull County Health Department will be instituting changes in their procedure regarding payment for vaccines.
They have not yet announced an effective date for the pending changes. If you use the TCHD for your child’s immunizations please check their website in the coming months for more information. www.tcbh.org. You may also inquire by phone at 330-675-2590.
The school has no further information regarding these changes. If you need information contact the health department.
With the passage of House Bill 555 in December of 2012, Ohio is officially moving forward with a new report card system for its public schools. Additionally, the Auditor of Ohio has completed his investigation into the attendance data of public schools from 2011-2012, which means that the Ohio Department of Education can now move forward with developing the report cards for the 2011-2012 school year. Ohio is replacing its system of labeling schools as Excellent with Distinction, Excellent, Effective, etc., and replacing it with a simpler system where districts and school buildings will receive a grade of an "A" to "F" on criteria components developed by the State. The final, or overall, grade for schools will be an average of the grades earned on the individual components. The overall grade will not be assigned to schools until 2015. For more details see the attached Ohio Department of Education document for further explanation.
Recently, the Ohio Department of Education, at the request of the LaBrae Local School District, conducted a staffing analysis. This analysis provides the Board of Education and administration of the District data to evaluate the staffing levels within the District and associated expenditures. It also provides comparison data for similar districts for evaluation and discussion purposes. The LaBrae analysis proves that the Board of Education is effectively managing taxpayer revenue by operating within the limits of tax revenue derived from the community. For more information on the analyis follow this link: LaBrae Staffing Analysis
During the summer months while students were on break, the District addressed many maintenance issues to our facilities and ushered in some improvements to our buildings. The District made use of the funds generated through our Permanent Improvement, or P.I., levy to pay for these projects. Permanent improvement levies are typically levies of a fixed life, which can be renewed by the voters of the community. The term "permanent" in the label, refers to the fact that law dictates that revenues from these types of levies, must be spent on costs associated with items that have a life of five years for more. The law prohibits the money generated from a P.I. levy from being used to buy books, consumable items such as paper, perishable items or to pay for the salaries of employees. To read more about how your tax revenue was used this past summer, please follow this link: Permanent Improvement Revenue Projects
The LaBrae Local Schools are accepting donations of used band instruments. With the increase of interest among the elementary students and state funding cuts looming, the district has grave concern as to its ability to sustain the current level of funding for band instruments. Donations are tax deductable. For further information, please contact the Superintendent's Office at 330-898-1393.