Tag: Middletown

Middletown school leader touts Gov’s signing bill to give internet access to more students

“Collectively the joint project will result in students from Lakota, Monroe, and Middletown having high speed Internet in their homes.”

The new law will provide affordable access to high-speed internet statewide making it easily for their children to learn.

The bill provides $20 million statewide to fund the broadband project with plans to secure $200 million in funding that has wide support from Republicans and Democrats, DeWine said during a press conference at Amanda Elementary School in Middletown.

Middletown is one of the few school systems in southwest Ohio at which 100 percent of school families fall within household income

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DeWine visits Middletown to sign affordable internet access bill

Middletown is one of the few school systems in southwest Ohio at which 100 percent of school families fall within household income categories to qualify for federal free and reduced school meals.

About 20 percent of Middletown’s 6,300 students come from homes without access either via internet cable or wireless systems to digital learning programs produced by their teachers in the district. Many students also lack computers, or other mobile devices on which to learn digitally, said district officials.

Every student at Amanda receives free and reduced lunch because of their financial situation, said Principal Beth Hendricks.

“Finally there is

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Middletown schools chief’s $92.6 million plan a ‘new, bold vision in education’

MIDDLETOWN — The Middletown Public Schools’ $92.6 million 2021-22 spending proposal would mean a 2.67 percent rise in spending — entirely due to raises, employee benefits and other operating costs.

The coronavirus pandemic necessitated a “new, bold vision in education,” Superintendent of Schools Michael Conner said in his presentation to Common Council members Monday night, one that will “challenge the status quo and change the status quo.”

Conner said he was hopeful the relatively flat fiscal plan will be funded. “I think we made a compelling and profound presentation explaining the why,” he said. “For us to get to

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