NORTH CANTON  Assistant Superintendent Dave Pilati presented a summary of district results from the recently released State Report Card to the Board of Education during the Sept. 20 regular meeting.

A few of the results summarized by Pilati included: The Performance Index went up from 97.7 in 2016 to 100.7 in 2017; the district met 20 out of 24 indicators (the highest of any other district in the county); the percentage of tests taken and passed went from 79 percent in 2016 to 83.7 percent; it was one of 12 districts in the state to meet the gifted indicator; and it was one of four districts in the county to receive an A in the Progress section and one of two districts in the county to receive a B in the Prepared for Success section.

"We’re excited about the results but we want to continue to improve," Pilati said. "I want to thank all of the instructional and non-instructional staff for helping our students achieve these great results."

Superintendent Jeff Wendorf also thanked the staff and the parents for supporting the district’s efforts.

"This is a great community, a great district and a great place for our kids," Wendorf said.


- Approved the five-year to be submitted to the Ohio Department of Education.

- Hired Jeff Couto as an English teacher for the high school, effective Sept. 21.

- Approved two foreign exchange students including Paula Tritto from Germany, who is a junior, and Valentina Cardenas from Bolivia, a senior.

- Approved a list of fall/winter sports coaches.

- Authorized an out-of-state tournament for Missy Stertzbach and Jim Kellams, speech and debate coaches and the Hoover High School speech and debate students to participate in the New York Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament in Bronx, N.Y., with no cost to the board.

- Authorized an out-of-state workshop for Amy Flor, speech-language pathologist, to attend the "Picturing Language: How-to Workshop" in Pittsburgh, with no cost to the board.

- Approved a contract with Cross Thread Solutions for $45 an hour for interpreting services, effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

- Wendorf mentioned that residents can find information about the bond issue on the district’s website under the "District" tab.

UP NEXT: The next regular meeting will be 6:00 p.m., Oct. 18 in the media room at Hoover High School.