Bookman talked about the demographics of Meigs Local schools noting that there are 1884 students enrolled in the system which employs 808 non-certified employees and 163 certified employees.
He said the system operates on an annual budget of $27,600,000. The funding breakdown, the superintendent reported, comes from local funds of $8,600, state funds of $14,200,000 and federal funds of $4,800,000.
Of the students enrollled 70 percent qualify for free or reduced lunches, 20 percent are in individualized education plans, and approximately 75 percent are transported.
Bookman discussed Ohio’s accountability system, the pierformance index, and the goal of every student being proficient as determined by achievement.
He commented on the No Child Left Behind program and noted that Meigs Local School District remains in the continuous improvement category, but continues to show improvement.