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Austintown Superintendent’s Advisory Council  (ASAC) Minutes

Austintown Local School District Announces Open Enrollment 2017-2018            
The Austintown Local School district will again have statewide open enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year.        
Applications will be accepted for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade based on grade level availability and will be available on the Austintown website beginning on March 1, 2017. In order to be accepted for open enrollment, completed applications must be submitted online. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any students living in the state of Ohio and entering grades kindergarten through 8th are eligible. One application must be completed for each student.        
No new students will be accepted in grades 9-12. Only existing Open Enrollment students and those in special programs will be accepted into the high school.        
Open enrollment will be closed ONE WEEK BEFORE school starts.        
Please call the registration office at at 330-797-3900 ext.1516.  if you have additional questions or need more information.        


Open Enrollment
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Click Here to view the January 25, 2017 Open Enrollment Presentation. 



During a regular scheduled meeting on Wednesday, January 11th the Austintown Board of Education voted 4-1 to continue Open Enrollment in the school district.               


On January 4th, during a special meeting, the Board of Education approved the resolution to finalize the sale of the former Austintown Fitch Middle School located on 5800 Mahoning Avenue.

January 4th-6th, Elementary Counselor, Kelley Mills will visit the nation’s capital as the Counselor of the Year State Representative. She is one of 50 to be honored in the nation. Michelle Obama will host the group in a ceremony at the White House and Kelley will be formally recognized at a black-tie gala at the historic Union Station. The trip also includes an exclusive tour of the White House.           
During her visit, Kelley will break from the group to attend a special meeting with Don Yu who runs the "Better Make Room" campaign to discuss this initiative that encourages kids to go to college and how to spread the message to elementary students.      

Superintendent Vince Colaluca

Superintendent Vince Colaluca along with Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick and Superintendents Joe Nohra (Struthers) and Tim Saxton (Boardman) presented details about the Early Warning System at the OSBA Capital Conference in Columbus, OH. Colaluca noted successes in keeping kids on track to graduate.            
What is the Early Warning System?        
Below is additional information about the Early Warning System and how it is utilized in the Austintown School District.        
Austintown School District is participating in a three-year pilot program in collaboration with Mahoning County Juvenile Court, called the EARLY WARNING SYSTEM. The focus of the program is to identify students who struggle with attendance, behavior, and grades in an attempt to provide early interventions to help students successfully graduate high school.        
The Early Warning System is currently in use at AIS, AMS, and Fitch High School. Every fifth through twelfth grader is tracked through a software program. Scores are given based on the number of unexcused absences, in-school and out-of-school suspensions, and the number of core classes the student has failed.        
These scores are completely confidential, but allow an Early Warning Team made up of teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors to review the data, and plan positive interventions for students whose score shows them to be at risk of dropping out.        
The Early Warning Federal Grant also provides money for staff training, and other positive programs to be established. It incorporates community resources such as Meridian Health and PsychCare, and counseling services, with school and court resources.        
Once the grant period is complete, the Early Warning Program should sustain itself in the Austintown Schools since the training and intervention programs will be firmly in place.        




The two attached State of the Schools documents represent part of the presentation given by the Assistant Superintendent, Jeremy Batchelor, at the October 27, 2016 Board of Education meeting.  For questions and/or clarification, please contact Mr. Batchelor at jbatchelor@austintownshools.org.                  
Open Enrollment Board Presentation pt. 1            
Presentation on Staff Movement, Resignations, Retirements pt. 2            


A contract was approved in May for BSHM architects to visit and analyze a revamp of Fitch High School. A committee meeting was held in September to discuss the Construction Analysis with facilities director, building principal, and central office staff.            


AMS earns Momentum Award            
The Momentum Award recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. In order to be eligible schools must earn straight A's on all Value-Added measures on the state report card. The Value-Added subgroups include students who are gifted, students in the lowest 20 percent in achievement and students with disabilities.            




The Austintown Local School District is a united community with a proud legacy and a progressive approach to education.

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