Superintendent's Message

Dear BU Community:

First and foremost, I want to thank you for standing with us this past school year as we weathered the pandemic and for your continued support of our operating levy request in May. One of the best things about being part of this community is the way we come together for our school – and this past year has been no exception.

When taking on the role of superintendent, I pledged to improve communication with our community and to be transparent about our decisions– which is the reason for my letter today.

Last month, we met with the architect and construction team for the new school building to understand the impact of the current economy on our plans. At that time, we learned that not only have construction materials costs increased exponentially, but also that these materials are at critically low levels. This means that beginning construction now would be incredibly risky and costly.

To be good stewards of your tax dollars – and your trust – we believe the best course of action at this time is to pause and reconvene with our construction team in July, when we hope to have a clearer picture of construction costs and supplies. At that time, we will provide another update to the community about the timeline for construction of the new building.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you for being part of our wonderful BU community!

Jon Parker
Superintendent of Schools

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News Blast
07/27/2021
Did you know we have a biweekly newsletter, called News Blast? These newsletters help parents, students and staff stay up to date on important announcements, upcoming events, student accomplishments and so much more! To receive our News Blasts, all you have to do is fill out this quick form: https://forms.gle/swGjS7zuK1DovC26A.
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Summer Lunch Program
06/19/2021
The Afterschool Programs of Lancaster are again hosting free summer lunches for children 2 to 18. They will be serving lunch Monday - Friday from 11:30 to 12:30 at the following locations:
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Keep Kids Reading Book Fair
04/21/2021
Come explore the "Keep Kids Reading" Book Fair for grades 5-12 taking place May 3-11 from 7am to 3:30pm in the High School Media Center. We will also hold a special extended hours session from 7am to 7pm on May 11. Every student, grade 5-12, will receive 1 FREE book from the Book Fair! See you there!
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2021 Commencement Ceremony Update
04/19/2021
Click to watch a video update on the 2021 commencement ceremony.
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3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll 2021
04/19/2021
Join us in congratulating the students whom have achieved honor roll for the 3rd nine weeks!
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High School State Testing Announcement
04/06/2021
Rocket Families, Beginning on April 13, our students will be taking Ohio’s AIR and End of Course State Tests. All tests will be administered online using the state’s secure browser on our Chromebooks. The testing schedule for our students is as follows:
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Elementary Spring Testing Update
04/06/2021
Dear Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth-Grade Families, Beginning on April 19, 2021, our third, fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade students will be taking Ohio’s AIR State Tests. Third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades will be taking the English Language Arts and Math State Tests. Fifth-graders will also be taking the Science State Test. All tests will be administered online using the state’s secure browser on our Chromebooks. The testing schedule for our students is as follows:
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