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New Employment Opportunities (8.19.2014)

August District Newsletter

Please read the August district newsletter HERE for all the up-to-date information on the new school year. This newsletter has also been posted on the website under District > Newsletters.

How to Purchase a Friend of Family Ad in the Sports Program

Please see the attachment HERE for information on how to purchase a friend of family ad in the sports program.

Coffee With The Superintendent

When: September 12th, 2014, from 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Where: Fairview High/Middle School library conference room

The next Coffee with the Superintendent will be on September 12th, 2014, from 8:30 AM -10:00 AM in the Fairview High/Middle School library conference room. For more information please see the Superintendent's page HERE

Central Local Schools Won An Innovative Straight A Grant

Central Local Schools in a consortium effort with 15 districts in Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Paulding, and Williams County won an innovative Straight A Grant in the amount of $3,402,120. This grant funding will be used to expand virtual and blending learning opportunities for students within the consortium districts.

Rock The OAA (Video)

Students recently attended an OAA Assembly to motivate and relax them before the upcoming state tests. The OAA theme was “Have a super hero attitude and rock the OAA’s. The 5th grade students, along with Mrs. Berry and Mrs. Rhodes, created a video that was shown during the assembly. Mrs. Hill’s super hero name was Princess Chill. Mr. Dominique was “The Dominator”. Each was dressed in an amazing super hero costume. Staff surprised students by dressing up too.

Young Fives and Kindergarten Show Their Artwork (Video)

The Young Fives and Kindergarten classes show off their artwork in a video dedicated to their parents, grandparents, and all adults who support and help them grow.

Instant Alert System

We have made some recent changes to our Instant Alert System because of reports that some people were not receiving alerts. We think the issue has been corrected. If you have had problems receiving an alert, please add an additional contact, such as your cell phone or email. Also, please stay on the line after you have answered as sometimes it takes a few extra seconds to come on. If the issue continues, please contact Cathy Ruffer at 419-658-2808 Opt. 1 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Start Talking!

Ohio is launching a new program called Start Talking! to help parents and educators talk with youth about drug abuse, especially first use. Part of the program, called Know! is based on findings that children who talk with their parents and other authority figures about drugs are 50 percent less likely to use them. Know! arms teachers and parents with these communication tools to deliver a strong, consistent message. Click HERE to see a video of Gov. John Kasich and First Lady Karen introducing the program. Know! resources for parents can be found HERE.

Fairview Schools Fund

The Fairview Schools Fund was established in 2013 by community members. The purpose of the Fund is to further enhance the quality of education of the Central Local Schools. Please click on the following link HERE to learn more about how you can contribute to this fund.

INOK (It's Not OK) Assembly

INOK – It’s not OK: To be disrespectful, to be mean, to lie, to bully. Fairview elementary is excited about the new INOK program. INOK encourages everyone to treat each other with respect, regardless of individual differences. We are hopeful INOK will encourage positive behavior, reduce negative behavior and make our great school even better. Recently INOK was explained to students at an assembly. You may view the assembly HERE.

Apache Discount Cards For Sale

The Central Local Music Boosters have Apache Discount Cards for sale for $5 each. Cards can be used for discounts at local businesses through 12/31/14. For a sample of the card, click HERE. Cards can be purchased from any music student or at the high school office.

Mission Statement

Central Local Schools, in partnership with the community, will provide an appropriate environment for each student to realize his/her fullest potential as a life-long learner in a global society.


To Build on our tradition of Excellence together, through Exceptional Academic Opportunities, Staff, and Facilities.

Governing Belief Statements

  • Students are our focus.
  • The Board and Administration will work as a team with honesty and integrity.
  • We will employ a staff that is both dedicated and an inspiration to our students.
  • High expectations are prerequisite to high achievement.
  • Success of our district as a whole is the ultimate reflection of the community in which we serve.
  • The expectation is that we are a customer relations organization and responsive to all our stakeholders.
  • We will operate efficiently and effectively to remain accountable to our taxpayers.
  • Even as a successful organization we believe there is always room for improvement.
  • The Board of Education will establish and continually monitor goals and strategies.


The Central Local School District has three schools, Fairview High School, Fairview Middle School, and Fairview Elementary School. The district is located in Defiance County in NW Ohio, 8 miles south of Bryan and about 12 miles west of Defiance.

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