Dr. Cozad's Corner

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A trusted formula, but not a math problem

It’s no secret that our country (and the entire world) has faced historic challenges this year with opening and operating schools. At Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools, we are embracing the challenge and are facing this challenge like we have faced our many other challenges-with the Focus 3 formula of E+R=O.  
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June 18th Update

District finance update, some summer info and an update on planning for the 20-21 school year. More +

Greene Co. Superintendent's Letter to State Officials

Enclosed you will find a copy of the letter the Superintendents of the schools in Greene County collectively sent to Governor DeWine, Senator Lehner, Senator Hackett, Representative Perales, and Representative Dean. Please click here to read the letter. More +

I Love Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools Because...

This was originally published in the Feb 13, 2020 Dayton Daily News “In Our Schools” page. I am rereleasing it as a blog because maybe you didn’t see it in the paper, you don’t get the paper, or it’s worth another look to remind us about all of the great things going on in our schools. More +

Approved Cuts Release/March 2020 Ballot

The reductions that we announced last week (along with all of the previous reductions) have weighed heavily on my mind. Making these kinds of decisions is never easy. We have spent a lot of time thinking through all phases of reductions and trying to do what is best for the district and community given the parameters we have to work within. More +

Auditor's Recommendations Will Strike at the Core of Our Schools

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools has worked collaboratively with the State of Ohio Auditor’s office on a performance audit that is designed to assist districts that are struggling financially to offer recommendations that can reduce costs and increase operational effectiveness. Due to an already lean budget, the auditors found it very challenging to find many areas to reduce without striking at the core of our schools and forever changing the well-rounded and high-caliber educational experience our students deserve and our community expects. More +

Phase II of Budget Reductions & March Ballot Issue

As you are aware, we have had to make some tough decisions over the past few months by identifying cuts and reductions as a result of the loss at the ballot in May 2019. And after deliberation and input from the district leadership team, while working closely with our teacher's union, the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School Board of Education adopted another phase of reductions at the November 14 board meeting.  More +

Postponing With Intention

As superintendent, it is my job to make sure our community understands the importance of its involvement with our schools and that our staff are provided with the resources they need to empower our students to be responsible decision-makers and effective problem-solvers; persevere in the achievement of life goals; contribute to communities locally and beyond; and embrace learning as a lifelong process. After all, every decision we make is with the student experience in mind... More +

Safety After Tragedy

I can’t believe we are nearly to the start of another school year at Bellbrook-Sugarcreek! Before we kick off the school year, I wanted to take this opportunity to communicate with you directly through my inaugural blog entry... More +
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