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A Message from Dr. Joe Clark, Superintendent

It has been another fabulous year with students making incredible accomplishments in academics, athletics, music and the arts.

I wish you all a safe, relaxing summer break. Kids, make sure you read something every day, play outside every day, and help your parents around the house every day. Climb a tree. Build a fort. Sleep in your backyard. Catch some fireflies. Skin your knees and get dirty! Put your electronics down, go outside and use your imaginations.

School will resume on Thursday, August 25. That gives you 83 days of summer vacation to make some great memories with your friends and families! We will be ready to teach you when you get back. Until then, have fun being kids! 

If you have questions or concerns, you can reach me anytime via email, phone, or follow me on Twitter @DrJoeClark.

Have a great, safe, relaxing summer, and Go Knights!

Dr. Joe Clark


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What Does a Superintendent Do?

It's been said of a school district's organizational structure that if the school board decides it wants to make a pie, the superintendent decides what type of pie to make, and the staff does the actual baking.  Ultimately, a superintendent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all of the personnel and facilities in a school district.  

The duties of a superintendent can be categorized under five different areas: 

1. Vision, Continuous Improvement, and Focus of District Work
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Policies and Governance
4. Instruction
5. Resources

The Department of Education and the State Board of Education have adopted specific roles and responsibilities for superintendents in Ohio. You can find those standards by clicking HERE.
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