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A Message from Dr. Joe Clark, Superintendent

I hope you’ve had a great summer creating wonderful memories with your families.

The first day of school for students is Thursday, August 23.

The Nordonia Schools are committed to giving your children the best education possible. On August 23, nearly 3,600 kids will walk through our doors. We are excited they are returning and pledge to provide great instruction, to treat the kids as our own, and to maintain excellent communication with you.

Parents, please tweet pictures of the first day of school using #NordoniaRocks

I encourage you to become involved with the schools as much as possible by being active with your PTA and attending school events such as open house, parent-teacher conferences, athletic contests, concerts, and the other many activities the schools offer.

The class of 2031 is entering kindergarten this year. 2031 seems like a lifetime away, but it will be here in the blink of an eye. Parents, take advantage of every opportunity the schools provide to spend time with your kids, because before you know it they will be grown and gone.

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

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.
Service History of Nordonia Hills City School District Superintendents

1965-1966      Ralph Gillman

1966-1976      William J. Boliantz

1976-1981      William P. Deighan, Ph.D.

1981-1984      Guy M. Sconzo, Ph.D.

1984-1993      Russell D. Hass

1993-1999      Paul E. Pendleton

1999-2001      Stephen Franko

2001-2003      William C. Zwick

2003-2011      Wayne J. Blankenship

2011-present   Joseph P. Clark, Ph.D.

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