As we enter into the 2016-2017 school year, I am excited to share that our rollout of new laptop computers to students in grades 8-12 occurred successfully in mid August, allowing us to make progress on our community pledge to provide 21st century technology to our students.
I would also like to again welcome our 17 new staff members who were introduced during this year's convocation ceremony held August 22 in the Performing Arts Hall. I know they are all high caliber people, and look forward to seeing them contribute to the continued success of this district.
In addition, I thank the entire staff for your commitment, diligence, and effort exerted to learn a vast array of new software and systems that have been introduced this summer and early fall.
Our goal for adopting these is to ultimately make your work day more efficient and streamlined. so keep the prize in sight, and we will all get there together.
Finally, I look forward to seeing our new school construction begin this year, thanks to our community who supported our school bond issue on the ballot in May of 2015. As I write this, our new athletic fields are taking shape on State Route 43, a groundbreaking for our new grades 2-6 building is coming up, and initial work is underway at Uniontown Elementary to relocate the playground there.
These are exciting times for Lake Local Schools, and I am proud to be a part of it!
Thanks for your support along the way.
Kevin Tobin, Superintendent