What does the Board of Education Do?
The Board of Education sets policy and direction for the A+ Children’s Academy School District and exerts a continuing supervisory responsibility by acting on all contracts, payment of monies, employment, program quality, and development of effective educational programs.
The Board Meeting
Ohio’s Sunshine Law mandates that school board meetings be open to the public with the exception of executive sessions. In an executive session, the board may discuss, but not vote, on personal matters, property purchases, possible legal action, employee negotiations, security arrangements, and items the law says must be kept confidential.
2019 – 2020 Board Meeting Dates
August 12, 2019
September 30, 2019
October 14, 2019
November 11, 2019
January 13, 2020
March 9, 2020
May 11, 2020
June 8, 2020- Online
Special Board Meeting June 25, 2020-Purpose: Meeting Deadlines
Special Board Meeting July 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM- Purpose- Financial Overview
Starting with the May 11, 2020 Board Meeting, all meetings will be held at 5:30 PM via Zoom.
Our VISION is for all APCA students to be excited about learning and empowered to control their own educational pathway.
Our MISSION is for all APCA students strive toward their full potential through an engaging, standards-based, arts-integrated curriculum that acknowledges each student’s individuality.
Our Goal is to achieve an acceptable grade in the state grading scale. We believe all students should be proficient no matter what level they were when they entered A+ Children’s Academy Community School.
Arts Integration at APCA students and parents appreciate the strong efforts to integrate the arts into everyday learning environment. With visual and auditory learning opportunities we are providing children with additional resources to learn the core subjects. Children come to our school from all walks of life. Our staff strives to provide a nurturing environment while guiding the students to make positive choices in their lives. We look forward to the coming years as we watch our students grow and meet our testing expectations. Through additional support and intervention, all students have the ability to achieve! – APCA staff
A + Children’s Academy Governing Board
Board President: Sherry Kuehnle, email Sherry
Duane Miller, email Duane
John Storts, email John
Ana Gantz, email Ana
Ohio Department of Education Office of School Sponsorship statement:
Ohio Revised Code (ORC) specifies that the sponsor of the school must “monitor and evaluate the academic and fiscal performance and the organizational and operation of the A + Children’s Academy (APCA) on at least an annual basis.
In its evaluation of the school performance, the Ohio Department of Education Office of School Sponsorship assesses the performance of APCA on each of the required Ohio School Report Card Indicators and on performance measures listed in the charter contract.
The Ohio Department of Education Office of School Sponsorship monitors the performance of the community school through our attendance at the APCA Governing Board meetings, visits to the school, monthly review of financial reports and reviews of academic progress along with other reports related to the schools performance.
The Ohio Department of Education Office of School Sponsorship was the sponsor for APCA during the 2017-18 school year. APCA was generally compliant with laws, rules, and regulations throughout the school year. Academically, APCA is progressing towards compliance in academics and we will continue to provide technical assistance and monitoring of school academics.
The Annual Report for APCA related to performance of the school and all other school sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education will be posted on our website www.education.ohio.gov, no later than November 30, 2019.
All Sponsors of community schools in Ohio are required to submit a written report of the evaluation results of the school’s academic, financial, organizational performance, and the school’s legal compliance to the Ohio Department of Education and make the report available of parent of students enrolled in the community school.