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We are so happy that we can start the year with kids in person five days a week, and we hope we can maintain that all year, with a snow day or two if necessary.

I understand the frustration many are feeling about the mask mandate. You may have seen in the news the large numbers of kids being quarantined in other school districts, and the multiple football games that are being canceled due to excessive quarantines. The surest way we can keep our kids out of quarantine is for them to wear masks. It’s nobody’s favorite thing to do, but we are grateful for your patience and cooperation. 

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 houses, parent-teacher conferences, athletic contests, concerts, and the many other activities the schools offer.

The class of 2034 is entering kindergarten this year. 2034 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. 

Once again, welcome back! Have a great school year! Go Knights!

If you have questions or concerns, you can reach me anytime via email, phone, or follow me on Twitter @JoeSuperintend1

Dr. Joe Clark
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. Haas
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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