From time to time Superintendent John Marschhausen is asked similar questions from different members of the community. In an effort to share the answers with everyone he puts the questions here with his candid responses.
My son is a high school athlete. Our neighbor’s kids are in the band and always selling things and asking for money. What is the district’s position on mandatory fundraisers?
First of all, and I can’t be any more direct, there are no mandatory fundraisers. If you feel your child is being pressured into selling items or asking for money, please contact your school’s principal. We don’t force student participation in fundraising activities. Read More
Ready for Tomorrow is the official Mission of the Hilliard City Schools. Ready for Tomorrow is personal; Ready for Tomorrow is different for each student. Our vision as a district is that all students embrace a mindset of continuous improvement, are empowered to push themselves to the very edge of their abilities, and are inspired to create a future for themselves. Read More
The goal of the Hilliard City Schools Operations Department is to provide a warm, safe and dry learning and working environment for all students, teachers and staff. On a day-to-day basis, our custodial, maintenance, grounds, and transportation personnel maintain:
- 387 acres of district owned property
- 25 buildings totaling 2,159,610 square feet
- 86 acres of parking lots
- 83 acres of athletic fields
- 58 acres of playground area
- 157 buses driving over 10,000 miles on a daily basis
As a part of our facilities maintenance plan, our Operations department closely monitors all capital assets and routinely performs planned and preventative maintenance to protect our investments.
Recent improvements through the district include: Read More
We are proud to announce that our One2One program is up and running and today students in grades 6 through 12 have an iPad assigned to them during the school year that they can use in class and at home. Our elementary students are also using iPads throughout the school day.
One of the big questions we still get is how are we paying for it. We did not want to incur an increase in costs in the district so we had to find a way to spend money differently. One of the advantages of having a device in each student’s hand is that some materials are no longer needed if the student can access the material digitally. So we created a plan for reductions and changes in the way we purchase materials and hardware so that those savings could be used to provide a device for each child. Read More
Doing business better isn’t limited to operations, improved programming, and saving money. Doing business better means learning from the past, being transparent and honest, and engaging our community in different ways.
Issue 58 provides our community with a choice – a choice to protect and preserve the quality of programs and opportunities for the Hilliard City School District.
Issue 58 also brings with it a different sense of urgency – this is our time to make a decision as a community. This isn’t a “fail now, pass later levy.” The need is real . . . this is our time! Read More
Each student has a path to his or her own Tomorrow and, in Hilliard City Schools, we believe there are many ways for students to find their unique paths. By providing personalized opportunities K-12 in the traditional brick and mortar school buildings, we have seen many students select paths that align with their passions and interests. But what about the student who might not want to choose the road that has been traveled before? What if his or her path needs a non-traditional route to ensure he or she is, in fact, Ready for Tomorrow? The Read More