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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - February 7, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioForest Hills Boe cancels Brea Calendar changed to pick up 7 Snow Days Forest Hills schools will be in session during the Spring break March 27 through 31 As Well As presidents Day feb 20 and june 9, this will allow students to make up seven of the 12 calamity Days that have had to be used by ail the districts schools because of the extreme Winter weather mostly in january. The District s Board of education unanimously approved the recommendation of supt Robert c. Wolf at a special meeting at 4 30 . Feb. 1. After much discussion the Board members noted that saturday classes were unpopular with most students and faculty members because of previous Quot plans. It was of amp of concluded that it would be More costly for the schools to work lapse member employees More than 40 hours in a particular week George Roberts the boards Legal advisor advised against this move. Extending the school year into the week of june 12 might have to be dime if there is More extreme weather. That will shut Down schools. However this would be Quot decided by the Board later according to their feb 1 decision. In a related move the Board amended the school Calendar for the second Quarter to begin March 12 instead erf March 7, the same change is for High school staff work Day a the Quarter exams for High school students were moved Back from March 3 and 6 to March "13 schools seek to Aid Winter bus traffic when weather conditions require a one or two hours delay in the Start of school in the Forest Hills school District a limited transportation service program will go into effect on feb. 1, the first Day the students were in school following the blizzard nearly a week earlier supt Robert c. Wolf announced the program it includes those private schools served by buses operated by Forest Hills schools. He told Board members of it at a special meeting that afternoon members said they would keep by their Home telephones the full. List of changes. Gail Fritz business director for the District said there Are 11 major Hills in the school District that have made travelling dangerous. He said that Anderson township trustees Are working closely with the school system in giving priority to key streets when Clearing Snow and ice. He trustee John of Brien trustee in charge of roads and John Dahlheimer Road superintendent have been working closely Ritz said. A Witie purpose of the program to explained Wolf a is to provide Safe transportation for students when Road conditions will not permit the regular school bus routes to be he emphasized that the vast majority of bus routes will not be changed in any Way a and that Only 250 to 300 students will be affected by the Wolf explained that Only the bus routes that go Over some of the rather Steep Hills of the District have been changed to allow for the Safe transportation of school children when hazardous Road conditions exist. The number of students in a particular school affected by this change will vary he explained. A for example in a number of elementary schools Only one or two buses will have to adjust their routes a and not All students who ride those buses will be affected. The students whose pick up Point will be changed when the modified transportation program is followed were Given notices by their bus Drivers on wednesday afternoon feb., to parents of children who were absent wednesday or who. Did not ride a school bus on that Date should Check with a neighbor whose child attends the same school to determine if their bus Stop is affected. A the school principal also has this information a Wolf added. It is published in full on Page six of this Issue of the journal. School officials emphasized that the vast majority of students will not be affected by the modified m chief de. Stagnaro Center asks that the Community support the Eastern Hills Jaycees pop bottle drive to raise Money for paramedic unit no. 2, pictured above. Standing in front of the new unit w Ith the chief Are John h i Xen Bargh. Left and Jack Landman right of the Jaycees. Jaycees seek to raise $5,000 for paramedics the Eastern Hills Jaycees have raised about $2000 in a couple of weekends of collecting pop bottles from around Anderson township. Drive is to raise Money for paramedic unit two. It is hoped that approximately $5000 will be raised said John Hixenbaugh. President of the Jaycees. In conjunction with a fire department vehicle proceeding the Jaycees to let residents know of their arrival club members will be going door to door on saturdays and sundays for the next couple erf months. Hixenbaugh said a a we re trying to hit every neighbourhood in Anderson township and if you done to think we re going to get to you we do have a drop off Point on saturday and sunday from 11 . To 3 . At the wow haunted House. Beechmont and Paddison <7196 Paddison first House on the right off Beechmont. Persons also May Call Hixenbaugh. 232-4887, or Jack Sandman 232-4687. If the wish for bottles to be picked in at their Home. A those who do not have any bottles when Jaycees come to their door can contribute Cash to the fund drive. Jaycees Are carrying pledge their earliest convenience. The drive said Hixenbaugh a has been very successful so he added a if the residents continue their support the club should have no problem going Over the $5000 the Jaycees feel the Success is truly Gratifying. And should be to residents who have donated when of see in the newspaper almost c very week an article from a resident who is Gratful for the assets of the Anderson township fire Hixenbaugh said there have Only been two other communities in the United states who have purchased paramedic units solely through donations of its residents. A so lets give de Stagnaro a shot at having both the third and fourth unit in the country funded by the donations of transportation program a and that the program will be used Only if a weather emergency requires a delay in the Start of the school it is anticipated that the modified transportation schedule will be used when hazardous Road continued to Page 8 where is he what is this subject All about and where was it taken give up turn to Page 13 and find out and 14 supt Wolf suggested the Board retain the Good. Friday off Quot Day scheduled for March 24. That was to have been the first Day of the Spring break now cancelled. Board members expressed there is sentiment among a Large number of parents that All of the Days of missed education be made up a the members have acknowledged this would be Ideal philosophically but wonder about additional costs involved. As of feb. 1 the District students had missed 12 Days of school presen Law says that five do Sot have to be made up supt Wolf noted that these Days Are not self executing. The Days have to be authorized by the state superintendent of schools. Authorization must be sought from him. Roberts noted this in explaining about a Law suit involving a southwestern Ohio local District which did not seek the Days last Winter legislation has been introduced info the legislature which would township funds Kab training of three a Nderson t owns in s three person delegation Quot to the keep America Beautiful training session will have their expenses paid by the Anderson township trustees. Trustees approved a request of funds in the amount of $345 to Send Nancy Lamping George Tierney and . Parish to a March session in downtown Cincinnati. The nation Kab requires this attend Well As proper apply Capon Tor Anderson to be a part of the natural program. Total Cost of the program is expected to a be about $5000. Industry and business Are expected to pay portions of this Bill. In a related development . Dick re spic a coca cola bottling co. Executive loaned to the Kab will show the Anderson chamber of Commerce feb. 9 a presentation on the cleanup program if civic Graden clubs women s �4ut�s and others interested in participating in the program or just interested Are invited to the program. It is after a noon luncheon at the hot shoppes at Beechmont mall. Re spic a Chicago native and businessman has been Active in rotary club of Columbus Columbus chamber of Commerce bared As chairman of to or safety Council and is on the president s advisory Council at St. Josephus College Rensselaer ind. At the March workshop mrs. Lamping will represent the township planning and zoning committee Tierne vice president of Heekin can division of Diamond International will represent business and Industry and Parish executive director of the Anderson chamber will represent civic interests. The criteria of representation is my up it the Kab. The application for certification has to end filled out and of the Kab. Chamber will be t in program sponsors. Application notes that f Large major employers in the Forest Hills journal 544 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-Mi 100% coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown California every to esd of Forest Hills journal p february 7, 1978 published weekly on tuesdays Al 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Circulation audited by endorse the program. Thes Are Senco products with. 1500, Dravo corp. 185, herein can co. 850 end Anderson township waste collection 125. Ourk s have expressed interest in the plan according to the application including w. Kenneth Memke president of the Forest Hills Board of education Richard Sauers president of the Anderson township planning and zoning committee. Community is prepared to provide up to $5000 to Quot the clean City committee for its. First year expenses. Expenditure covers meeting expenses audio visual materials and equipment stationery postage and the like. Communities Are urged to meet Many of their needs through donations of goods and services. Parish will be the local program coordinator the chamber will provide secretarial help office space Telephone and office services and supplies. Tierney told Parish about the Kab program and got him interested. Chamber has promised it will assist the project team Leader in obtaining the cooperation of agencies. It also will give other a aids required to Complete the data gathering functions and establish the base lines of litter accumulations and Community attitudes using the techniques prescribed by Kab no More than 60 Days after the project team has been trained by a b. A statement from Tom Taylor president of the township trustees told Kab his Board a endorses supports and will participate in the clean Community system program of keep America Beautiful inc. A in addition our Board of trustees will encourage neighbouring communities to likewise support and participate in this program after reviewing the preliminary program we feel the benefits of this Type of Effort will be even More significant if it can be implemented on a regional he said the trustees Are willing a to meet with the local government committee of the state legislature to initiate a legislation needed which Tri Sites done to posess for a the successful implementation of the clean Community system program Taylor told the Kab a Anderson township throughout its growth history has been noted As being a c o that has maintained an exam it appearance which has in a i made our Community attractive for its continuing residential development. A noting that the township is becoming More suit ban As opposed to Rural a character. Increased resultant Taylor said a with population and its increase in traffic and supporting commercial development it has become increasingly More difficult for us to maintain the appearance Quality which has degree effected our positive growth. A trustees believe Taylor added a it is vitally important to implement a positive action program that will involve All segments of our Community and that will effectively educate our citizens As to the litter solid waste problem what their personal responsibilities Are to reduce the problem and what they can do by involving themselves in a positive action program to even further reduce the Overall problem within our Taylor visualizes the clean Community St Stem of the Kab continued to Page 8 allow Mere calamity Days for districts this year the need was brought a Oil by the Jan. 26 blizzard which closed schools in Forest Hills until feb 1 Hamilton county state senator Stanley Aronoff has introduced a Bill that would add five extra Days bringing to 10 the total erf missed school Days that would not have to. Be made up during the school year. He has said the Bill could be amended later if there were not enough Days Sherwood and Wilson elementary schools were each closed a Quot Day because of water pipe problems. Thus each of those schools will have an additional Day of classes to be determined several schools took polls of faculty members principals told the Board. Each seemed to have a different preference. Prior to the blizzard. Wolf reported to the staff that a few Calendar decisions please everyone changes in the school Calendar however appear to be especially controversial since such changes can interrupt work vacation and school plans for staff members students and parents a he added then a the Winter of 1977 will Long be remember a by the staff of the District a a with sub Zero temperatures and the Energy crisis everyone was looking Forward to 1978, especially since the Long Range weather forecast was for a mild and wet Winter a a the superintendent went on. A Little did we realize that mild and wet was going to be translated into Over 12 inches of Snow icy roads Ami 10 school Days lost due to hazardous Road conditions a he said hours before the blizzard. In a related matter w. Ken Memke suggested that a review be made of an administrative policy that keeps workers from reporting for work on Days that schools Are closed. News woman Anita Nichols brought the matter to the attention of administration and Board after she said she received a Call from a custodian who thought there should be work to be done but school was not open he indicated to her he was reluctant to talk to administrators about the matter she said. Brewer renamed top amp a Board Anderson township trustees have reappointed Bill Brewer to the Anderson township planning and zoning committee in order to give the committee a quorum at their next meeting. Trustees Are now going Over applications of those interested in filling two others vacancies according to Board president Tom Taylor trustees May make their decision at a special feb. 23 a peeing. Pamela drive residents will attend the meeting and discuss with trustees what can be done about improving that Street. Community development funds were approved several years ago for the project but Road was never purchased so it could be dedicated turned Over to the township for maintenance. In other business at a special feb. 2 meeting the trustees accepted the recommendation of fire chief de Stagnaro to add volunteers Paul Laing and Ben Cunningham to the paid staff of the fire department As 24-hour men they fill the two vacancies on the department. Tentative storting Date is March 1. Mark Biddle is the alternate approved. Appointments Are subject to passage of physical exams. Met with firemen and Blue Cross personnel to get More clarity of direction on insurance benefits for firemen. Turpin High scheduling meeting set feb. 15 a meeting for parents of Turpin High school students on scheduling for the 1978-1979 school year has been set for wednesday evening feb. 15 at 7 30 . All parents of 9, 10 and ii Grade students currently attending the should attend this meeting the purpose of the meeting according to the Counselor Pat White is to give parents the Opportunity to discuss course Content Aid student placement. A parents will have a copy of their child a course selections and placement recommendations a she commented a and will be Able to review these with the teachers and Counselor a students Are encouraged to attend this meeting with their parents a we Hope to get the parents students and teachers actively involved in the scheduling process Quot mrs. White concluded the advantage of this meeting according to school officials is that parents will have an Opportunity to review course Content selection and placement with the two groups that should have answers to most of their questions their child a teachers and Counselor. A meeting for parents of eighth Grade students scheduled to attend Turpin High school next year will be feb. 22 at 7 30 this meeting is for parents of eighth Grade students attending either Public or private schools

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