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 By Superintendent Philip Pempin This article, titled “Manufacturing is Not Necessarily a Dirty Job and Someone Will Be Paid Well to Do It” is written by Steve Gratz for “Extra Credit”, the official blog of the Ohio Department of Education.  Dr. Gratz is senior executive director of the Center for Student Support and Education Options at…

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By Superintendent Philip Pempin   Check the internet for articles about school safety and you will find an abundance of columns like the one below.  Parents are frightened to send their children to school, and they want to know what schools are doing to keep students safe.   School shootings and armed teachers: Sending my…

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 By Superintendent Philip Pempin       You may have heard news reports about the educational achievements of U.S. students compared with students in other countries.  Many times these reports paint a grim picture of a public education system that is falling far behind student achievement in other nations.  I was interested to read a recent report commissioned…

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By Superintendent Philip Pempin I came across the article below in my reading and research.  This expresses many of the thoughts I have regarding the State Report Card. “Most of us can remember getting report cards as kids. Sometimes the grades would be a validation of a job well done; sometimes they were disappointing, considering…

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 By Treasurer Suzanne Wilson          Following the death of Matt Kobal in November, many individuals have asked for ways to honor Matt and his dedication to Vermilion students.  Last week Matt’s parents requested that the Vermilion Board of Education establish a scholarship fund to help hard working football players attend the college or university of…

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By Superintendent Philip Pempin and Treasurer Suzanne Wilson By now everyone is aware of the loss of teacher Matt Kobal last week.   As a school community we are still grieving the loss of Melanie Stainbrook, and this additional loss has been overwhelming for our staff and students.  Through it all, we have been proud of…

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By Suzanne M. Wilson, Treasurer Each year federal grant funds are made available to Ohio school districts to be used for specific programs that are described later in this article.  Application for grant funding must be submitted annually through the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Planning (CCIP) Application.  Our fiscal year 2018 application was recently approved by…

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By Phil Pempin I’m sure most, if not all, of the Photojournal readers are aware of the protests involving the National Anthem at various football games around the nation.  These protests might have our readers wondering what should or will happen in the event these protests find their way to any of our events.  I…

School Zone ~ School Bus Safety

By Superintendent Philip Pempin With this article I would like to remind parents and the community about expectations for student behavior on Vermilion school buses.  A copy of the bus rules are provided to students and parents at the start of school, and are also available in the Student Handbook for each building. School bus…

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Dear community of Vermilion, thank you for your continued support in the Vermilion Local School District. We are pleased to inform you that the School District has taken additional measures to maintain prevention of fraud in the School District by using the web-based application(s) powered by Bonefish Systems called the Electronic Payroll Audit System (ePAS).…