CCS recognizes Kiwanis fair


At the Oct. 2 meeting of the Columbus City Schools Board of Education, the board unanimously approved a resolution of appreciation for the Downtown Kiwanis Club of Columbus for co-sponsoring "The Columbus Kiwanis College Fair" for 28 years. This year’s event was held Oct. 4.

The resolution specifically honored Sam Vogel, President of the Kiwanis, Nancy Whetstone, Co-Chair of the Columbus Kiwanis College Fair and Loralee Buttler, Director of Member Services. 

"The college fair has hosted over 120,000 college-bound students from Columbus City and Central Ohio secondary schools, making it one of the most significant and highly-rated college fairs in Ohio," said CCS Board President Terry Boyd.

The board released information in a statement that this college fair will enable students and parents across Ohio to get practical information from the admissions representatives and break into the "I Know I Can" program, whose mission is to see that every Columbus City Schools graduate has the chance to go to college.

"We’re pleased to have such a wonderful partnership with CCS and we’re grateful for this resolution," said Whetstone.  

In other board news, the board discussed EL-6 provision 11, which specifically states The CEO and CFO will pursue collection of identified amounts due the district in a fiscally prudent manner.

Board member Carlton Weddington expressed concern that there are not a set number of days for the district to pursue funds.

"What is considered a reasonable amount of time? We should consider that for our future. What’s a significant time period," said Weddington. 

Boyd stated the reasoning for the provision wording is to be cautious in regards to board policy.

"It’s better to err on the side of being ambiguous on policy and being more specific when it comes to actual situations," said Boyd.

Harris then expanded on Boyd’s comments. "The reality is, we will do everything we can to collect, I don’t want anyone to walk away thinking we’re not being frugal with the public’s money; if we have a situation where we need to get money we’ll work hard to get that in," said Harris.


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