By Ali Balgooyen, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Wednesday, superintendents from around the district received their preliminary 2010 through 2011 school report cards. This year, Lima City Schools are on academic watch. They made 5 out of 26 state set indicators.
Superintendent of Lima City Schools Jill Ackerman says their overall scores remained the same, but because there was no improvement met among certain groups of students, they were put on watch. Ackerman says the district has been working on improvements since August when they first received their scores. Ackerman says the levy issue on the November ballot and Wednesday's results are two separate issues. The money the district is asking for through the levy is needed for building improvements and to cover operating costs.
This year is the second year in a row that Elida City Schools were ranked effective, receiving 23 out of 26 state indicators. The district also has a levy on the November ballot to cover operating costs.
Superintendent Don Diglia says people should not base their vote the newly released data. Diglia says he is not happy with the scores, and will continue to improve them.