Yet, despite the inanities, Wade-O and the district continues to purchase the latest technology tool while becoming less efficient and accurate.
This is standard nonsense from the district: Everything is a learning opportunity for you and a reason for us to spend more.
From the district's $1 million per year PR machine (enjoy it, you paid for it):
DISTRICT AREA CALCULATION CHANGED FROM 110 TO 95 SQUARE MILES
Olentangy Local Schools square mileage is changing from 110 to 95, however no change is being made to the district’s borders. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) now uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to calculate the size of each district. When the more accurate calculation was made, the overall size of the Olentangy Local School District changed from 110 to 95 square miles.
“This is a great example of how improvements in technology can create a more accurate picture,” said Superintendent Wade Lucas, Ed.D. “As an education system, this is a perfect example of how we must teach our students to use ever changing technology tools to provide more efficient services and more accurate information.”
While some of Olentangy’s school attendance boundaries changed this school year due to the opening of Freedom Trail Elementary School (FTES) and redistricting decisions made during the 2008-09 school year, the overall district borders did not change. In addition, the number of students the district educates has not changed due to the new calculation. Olentangy Local Schools does continue to see large increases in student enrollment growth and will educate more than 15,000 students this year. All Olentangy publications will soon reflect the more accurate calculation of 95 square miles.