Bingo returns to GMHS

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"Bingo!"

That call will ring out in the Groveport Madison High School cafeteria as the Groveport Madison Board of Education approved, by a 4-1 vote, a $1 lease for up to five years with the Groveport Madison Athletic Booster Club to hold charitable bingo games at the school.

The action was taken at the board’s April 9 meeting.

Bingo will be held on Wednesdays from 6-11 p.m. to help raise funds for the athletic department.

Board member Mary Tedrow opposed allowing bingo in the school because, philosophically, she said she does not support gambling.

Other Groveport Madison news

•Groveport Madison High School’s 115th alumni banquet will be held May 17 at the high school at 5 p.m. The classes of 1958 and 1983 will be honored.

•Superintendent Scott McKenzie said State Representative Larry Flowers approached the district about holding a "shadowing educators day" where local business people and officials could spend time in the schools.

"Larry (Flowers) is a true supporter of Groveport Madison schools and sees this as a way to get the business community and the schools talking," said McKenzie.

•Director of Facilities Mike Beck recommended to the board that they lease the existing eight modular classroom units at the high school for another year at a cost of $2,400 a month. He said it was more practical to lease the aging units rather than purchase them as the modulars are showing signs of wear and tear. He suggested the board look at the issue again in the fall to decide what direction to take in 2009. The board is reviewing Beck’s recommendation.

•Parents and community members can view the district’s curriculum information online on the district’s Web site at www.gocruisers.org. The information shows how the district is approaching teaching the various academic subjects throughout the school district.

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