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Ohio School Bus Safety Working Group issues recommendations

Group finds districts have "unique needs," does not mandate seat belts

COLUMBUS__On January 31, more than two dozen recommendations were issued by the Ohio School Bus Safety Working Group to enhance the safety of school bus travel in Ohio.

Governor DeWine created the working group in August, following the death of a Northwestern Local School District student who was killed in Clark County after another vehicle collided with his school bus. 

The report lists a total of 17 recommendations related to bus driver recruitment and retention; training and education; school bus safety features; road and traffic safety; emergency response; and commercial bus services. 


Cory-Rawson Preschool and Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025

Registration and screening information for preschool, begindergarten (2-year kindergarten program) and kindergarten at Cory-Rawson Local Schools is open. 


Cory-Rawson taking applications for open enrollment

The Cory-Rawson Local School District is accepting applications from those interested in attending through open enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year.
Students living in any Ohio school district may apply and enroll at Cory-Rawson tuition-free.  


Quarry Farm Nature Preserve shares winter news

Check out The Quarry Farm News/Winter 2024. Learn about coyotes, lavender, and October 2023 Quarry Farm 5k. Calendar of events:


Amber Alert update allows for more information

COLUMBUS__The Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee has announced a recent change to how the public will receive notifications when Ohio’s AMBER Alert system is activated. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs)--emergency messages that are broadcast to enabled mobile devices--are now capable of transmitting 360-character text messages in addition to the traditional 90-character text messages. This change is due to increased technology by both wireless carriers and wireless device manufacturers.

Traditional 90-character messages are limited to including basic vehicle information and notification for device users to check local media outlets for additional details. The increase in characters allows public safety officials to provide more in-depth details on the suspect(s), victim(s), vehicle(s), and other urgent information when an AMBER Alert is activated. Furthermore, the changes enable a URL that redirects the device user to Ohio’s AMBER Alert website or other social media for additional information. Once redirected, the user will be able to see all information regarding the AMBER Alert as well as any available photos.


BEVS taking applications for 2024-2025 open enrollment   

The Bluffton Exempted Village School District is currently accepting applications from students interested in attending the school district through open enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year.

Students from any school district in Ohio may apply and enroll in Bluffton Schools tuition free. Students are admitted on a full-time basis only.

Applications are approved annually on a first come, first served basis and approval is subject to grade level enrollment and educational programs.

Anyone interested in a personal tour, a time can be scheduled that is convenient for you and your family including evenings or weekends. 

Please call the superintendent’s office at 419-358-5901 to schedule a tour or receive an application. In addition, you may obtain an application by visiting the Bluffton Schools website at under the forms link.