Category: General News

Town Hall with Superintendent Dr. Hunt

Dr. Hunt is having a Town Hall on Wednesday November 29th from 6 – 7 pm in the high school theater. Click on this link for more information.  Town Hall There is a form where you can ask questions ahead of time.  Questions for Dr. Hunt Please attend if you can!

New School Board Members

Lori Trent & Jenny McKenna won re-election.  Liz Stump won the third spot.   Their terms start in January of 2024.

Board member Satiani’s attempt to change the language of the City’s Diversion Program

The City of UA has a Diversion Program for juveniles.  If they have a traffic ticket or have a minor criminal offense, the City has a Diversion Program.  Students can attend classes and perform Community service in order to not have the ticket or offense on their records.  The students must meet with the Probation …

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Three City Council Members weigh in on June School Board meeting

Three City Council Members, Michaela Burriss, Ukeme Jeter, and Kathy Adams made strong accusations about School Board members after the June 13th Board meeting. You can read their emails and the response of the Board here: School Board emails by Burriss, Jeter & Adams Here is the link to the June Board Meeting:  There …

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Kids are back at school August 16th

Welcome back to school!  Please remember to drive carefully as UA kids head back to school Wednesday August 16th.

Bathroom Resolution gives all students a choice

The Board had a lengthy discussion about the Restroom Resolution during the June 9, 2023 Board Meeting.  Kathy Jenney gives a brief description/history at the 1:10:51 minute. The Board discussion of the Bathroom Resolution begins at 1:51:33.  It is worth listening to the views of all the Board members. It was an unusual discussion as one Board member …

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Resignation of Exec Director of DEI & New DEI Firm hired

During the June 9, 2023 Board Meeting Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is discussed at minute 49:40. The Board approved the Resignation of Matt Boaz, the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  However, the Resignation does not occur until October.  Mr. Boaz is currently working from home.  He will be expected to work with the new DEI …

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UA Elementary Schools – Bathroom Update

During the May 11, 2021 School Board meeting, the School Board passed a Resolution explaining that they needed to follow Building Code in order to get Permanent Building Occupancy for their new Elementary Schools.   A part of the Resolution stated that the Superintendent was to immediately change Windermere to only All Gender bathrooms if …

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Listen Learn Lead 2023

The School Board has announced two dates for Listen Learn Lead.  The format was successful last year, so the Board wants to again hear from the Community.  There are multiple opportunities on May 3rd and May 4th.  Check out the website for more details:  Listen Learn Lead Wednesday, May 3 10 a.m. at Mountview Church …

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New Administrative Hires

The new Superintendent, Dr. Robert Hunt, has hired two new individuals for UA.  Since Associate Superintendent Kathy Jenney is retiring and Associate Superintendent Andy Hatton is leaving to be Superintendent of Findlay Schools, Dr. Hunt has restructured the Administrative team.  There is now a Deputy Superintendent, a Director of Secondary Education and a Director of …

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March School Board Meeting

The March School Board meeting continued with questions about the Executive Director of DEI.  The School Board did not comment on his employment status. Here is the link to the Board meeting itself.  March School Board Meeting The speakers asking for Accountability and Trust as well as Truth can be found at these minutes: 1:02:46, …

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February School Board Meeting

The February School Board meeting had close to 200 people attend, and there were about 40 people who spoke.  The main topic was the DEI Executive Director’s video. It is great to see the passion of the UA community when it comes to our schools.  Thanks for coming if you were able to attend! Below …

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Meet the New Superintendent – Dr. Robert Hunt

Exciting news!  The UA School Board has announced the new Superintendent. Dr. Robert Hunt, PhD has been named the Superintendent of UA Schools.  Dr. Hunt is coming from Illinois, but he is originally from Ohio.  He was the Superintendent of Chagrin Falls for nine years. For more details please click here:   Superintendent Hunt The District …

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CRT Video

An undercover video from Accuracy in Media (AIM) shows Matt Boaz, the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Upper Arlington Schools discussing how CRT is in the curriculum without parent knowledge. Video If you have a concern or questions, contact the Interim Superintendent, Kathy Jenney and the School Board at  Lori Trent, Nancy Drees, …

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Bathroom Updates – Board of Building Appeals Chastises the School District

BATHROOM UPDATE:   The UA School District won their case on Appeal.  The Appeals Court found that the Windermere family did not have standing, so the case was sent back to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and Judge Sheryl Munson.  Instead of ruling on the variance, Judge Munson remanded the case back to the …

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School Board Meetings

The  next few School Board meetings in 2023: February 7th at 6 pm March 7th at 6 pm April 11th at 6 pm Meetings are held at the Municipal Center in City Council Chambers. For a list of all the dates click here:  School Board Meetings 2023

Why were Brave UAHS Students Scrubbed by 10tv?

In the last post, a link was inserted so you could hear their stories.  They told the truth about what they were encountering in the new high school.  10tv chose to remove the story completely from their website.  Why? Who in the District has the power to remove a news story?  That is a question …

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UAHS Students Speak Out

A Senior at UA attended the October School Board meeting to share details about what is happening at the new high school.  It took courage because this student is being disparaged on social media.  You can hear her comments at minute   1:52:36. ABC 6 did a story about it, and the School District stated …

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Administration Costs Soar

From 2014-2021, while the UA Schools Administrative Team expanded and overhead soared, the learning of UA students decreased dramatically. Our Superintendent and School Board put the emphasis on administrators. In 2013, Upper Arlington had one Associate Superintendent.  Now there are 3 positions at that level.  The DEI Executive Director reports directly to the Superintendent and …

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Mask Exemptions

Masks are required from in all grades. There are Mask Exemptions.  If your family wants to apply for a Mask Exemption, please click on the link for directions and the reasons for an exemption:   Mask Exemption Form Any questions?  Read the District’s COVID-19 Information page: Covid Information