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Congratulations to NRHS Vice Principal Phil Heflin
Congratulations to New Richmond High School Vice Principal Phil Heflin on being named Administrator of the Year from the Clermont County Juvenile Court. 
Financial Forecast Update - May 2017
In our ongoing efforts to update you on our financial forecast, we want you to be aware that we are in the process of researching elementary building reconfigurations. At this time, we are simply researching how this might impact our school district and what budgetary savings we might benefit from. 
NREVSD Honors "Teacher of the Year" Recipients
As we round out the 2016-2017 school year, NREVSD was delighted to honor a Teacher of the Year in each of our buildings.  
New Richmond Report, May 2017
The latest edition of the New Richmond Report is now available... 
NREVSD Open Enrollment Information
Interested in joining our great district? The Open Enrollment period has begun at NREVSD. 
New Richmond High School Grad Sworn in as County Commissioner
Newly elected Clermont County Commissioner David Painter was sworn into office on Friday, December 30th, 2016. 
The school district recently learned that the sale of the Zimmer power plant by Duke Energy to Dynegy Inc. will have a significant financial impact. 
Kyla Woods selected for new Public Relations Coordinator
The New Richmond Exempted Village School District is excited to introduce and welcome the new School Public Relations Coordinator Kyla Woods to the community, staff, and students pending final Board approval.... 
Board approves 1-hour delays for training
The Board of Education of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District has approved three 1-hour delays during the 2016 fall semester for the purpose of staff development and training that require more time than the... 
Technology Integrationists Reinforcing Learning

The New Richmond Exempted Village School District not only has given its teaching staff the technology equipment needed in the modern classroom, but has also provided specialists...

NREVSD staff trained in crisis prevention
The New Richmond Exempted Village School District feels the best way to prevent conflict and confrontation with students is to defuse anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Recently, building teams from the five New Richmond district schools participated in Crisis Prevention Intervention Training given by Carrie Pugh, a psychologist and CPI trainer with the Clermont County Education Service Center, as part the Board of Education Policy that emphasizes limited use of restraint and seclusion in New Richmond Schools. 
Bennett to head School Board in 2016
Kristin Bennett was elected to serve as president of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District Board of Education for the 2016 calendar year at the Board’s 2016 Organizational Meeting. Kevin Walriven will serve as vice-president. 
All District scores above state cut in 2015
The New Richmond Exempted Village School District scored above the state established cut scores in all 2015 Ohio State Assessments for grades 3-8 in Reading, Math, English Language Arts and Social Studies and over the state cut in 2015 end of course exams in preliminary results released Nov. 20 by the Ohio Department of Education. 
NREVSD finances face uncertain future

The New Richmond Exempted Village School District continues to see strong results in its cash balance which increased by $800,000 to $22,721,308 in fiscal year 2015, but faces an uncertain future according to the district’s 5-year forecast submitted to the state. “As we move forward, there are some known concerns as well as a great deal of uncertainty regarding other matters,” NREVSD interim treasurer Mike Mowery said in the summary of his 5-year district financial forecast approved by the Board of Education at its October meeting.

John Frye honored for Transition Program
John Frye, Director of Pupil and Staff Services for the New Richmond Exempted Village School District, has been honored as the district’s Career Prep Educator of the Year by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce for his work with the Transitions Program for students with disabilities and the development of Brewhaus Dog Bones baked at the Market Street School and sold by local vendors. This recognition event is part of the Work Readiness Initiative of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation which brings educators and businesses together to enhance students’ work-ready skills.
Supt. Bird letter on issues facing our schools

Letter to the New Richmond Schools Community:

The New Richmond Exempted Village School District has joined 42 other public schools in Clermont, Hamilton, Clinton, and Warren Counties to form the Greater Cincinnati Schools Advocacy Network (GCSAN). This group of schools is comprised of hard-working students, parents, and teachers from great communities that are striving to do great things for our students

NREVSD joins group to oppose mandates
The New Richmond Exempted Village School District has joined 40 other Greater Cincinnati school districts in forming the Greater Cincinnati School Advocacy Network to lobby Ohio legislators to scale back on unfunded mandates returning local control to education. “By joining the Greater Cincinnati School Advocacy Network we hope to encourage parents, educators and community leaders to contact their legislators to eliminate unfunded mandates. We would like to see reductions in testing time, data-collection requirements and teacher evaluation programs and return local control to schools,” explained New Richmond Supt. Adam Bird.
NR School Board opposes marijuana issue
The Board of Education of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District passed a resolution at its Sept. 21 meeting opposing Ohio Issue 3, the proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize the use of marijuana in the state of Ohio.  
BOE asks for override of budget veto

The Board of Education of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District passed a resolution at its September 21 meeting asking legislative representatives to sponsor and pass override legislation to Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s veto of PUTPP Reimbursements for FY17 which will cost the district more than $700,000. PUTPP Reimbursements are payments Ohio makes to public school districts for local tax losses resulting from deregulation of public utility industry in 2001 that culminated in the lowering of the assessment rates of some public utility tangible properties from 88% to 25%. New Richmond originally received $8.1 million per year but has lost $1 million per year prior to the current biennial budget.

NREVSD to Conduct Intruder Drills

If you student comes home from school talking about ALICE, it isn’t in reference to the new girl in school. ALICE stands for Alert; Lockdown; Inform; Counter and Evacuate, the standard for training and dealing with an intruder during life threating lockdown situations. State law mandates that schools conduct three unannounced ALICE training drills for students each school year. Administrators, teachers and building staffs have had their required intense training session.

It's no longer your father's library
The New Richmond Board of Education decided a decade ago not to build a new high school and began the process of bringing the New Richmond High School building up to modern standards. First came the replacement of the façade and structure repairs; then came removal of asbestos and replacing ceilings and floors; and most recently adding energy efficient lighting, heating and air conditioning. But something was missing inside the modernized high school building. 
NREVSD goes digital in big way
The New Richmond Exempted Village School District is well on its way to becoming a fully digital school district with the addition of 450 Chromebook laptops for 2015-2016 school year. "It is a part of our strategic plan to 'provide high quality instruction' and to 'cultivate knowledge networks to become college and career ready,'" said NREVSD Supt Adam Bird. "Our students are growing up in a digital age and our students deserve the best resources that we can provide for them."
School Board adopts drug testing policy
The Board of Education of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District at its August 17 meeting approved a random drug testing policy for New Richmond High School athletes and students involved in extra-curricular activities. Students in grades 9-12 who participate in athletics, students who participate in extra-curricular activities, students possessing District parking privileges, and students who volunteer will be required to submit to random drug tests administered by a third-party laboratory. The random drug testing policy is available at the link below:


Sales tax holiday on school supplies

Ohio is offering tax-free back-to-school shopping on clothes, shoes, school supplies Aug. 7-9. The sales tax holiday applies to purchases made from 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. Ohio passed legislation last year exempting sales tax on purchases of clothing and footwear priced at up to $75 per item, as well as school supplies and instructional materials priced at up to $20 per item. Consumers can buy as much as they want of eligible items, as long as the retail price for each item does not exceed the limit

New principals hired for Monroe and NRE

The Board of Education of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District at its June 22 meeting hired two administrators with ties to the district to lead its Monroe and New Richmond elementary schools. Jamie Kunz, a New Richmond resident whose children attend New Richmond schools, was hired as the new principal at New Richmond Elementary and William Craig Horn, a 1999 graduate of New Richmond High School, was hired as the new principal at Monroe Elementary.

Drug testing considered for NR athletes

New Richmond Exempted Village School District Supt. Adam Bird has asked the Board of Education to consider implementing random drug testing for New Richmond High School athletics and extracurricular participants. “It will give our students an additional reason to say no to peer pressure regarding drugs and alcohol,” Bird told the Board at its April meeting.

Big savings expected from insurance move

The New Richmond Exempted Village School District is expecting big savings in its health and dental insurance costs after pulling out of the Clermont County Insurance Consortium and joining the larger Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council...

Officer Kidder praised by school officials
New Richmond police officer Jesse Kidder, who has been praised nationally for his restraint in not shooting a homicide suspect, was praised by New Richmond Exempted Village School District Supt. Adam Bird at this week’s school board meeting. Officer Kidder works as a part-time school resource officer at New Richmond’s main campus. 
NREVSD getting big bang for its buck
The New Richmond Exempted Village School District is getting a big bang for its buck when it comes to average spending per student to performance in the classroom according to the Ohio Department of Education. New Richmond ranks second out of 20 similar Ohio school districts with a performance index of 102.6 against a per pupil spending of $9350. Perry Local leads the similar districts to New Richmond with a performance index of 103.4 but spends $3300 more per pupil ($12,687).
Kim Hayden re-elected Board president
Kim Hayden has been elected to a second term as president of the Board of Education of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District for 2015 at the Board’s January reorganizational meeting. Kevin Walriven will serve as the vice-president.  
NREVSD hires Mike Mowery as treasurer

The New Richmond Exempted Village School District has hired former New Richmond treasurer and retired Kings Local School District treasurer Mike Mowery as interim district treasurer to replace treasurer Teresa Napier who went on medical leave on Oct. 21. Mowery, who lives in the New Richmond school district, retired July 31 after 25 years with Kings and served as New Richmond treasurer from 1986-89. He has 34 years experience as an auditor and school treasurer.

Cameras monitoring NREVSD buses
There is no “He said, she said” anymore when it comes to investigating school bus behavior incidents in the New Richmond Exempted Village School District. “Last year, we heard from parents regarding their concern about bus bullying,” said New Richmond Supt. Adam Bird. “In response, cameras have been installed on every bus so that student behavior can be better monitored." 
NREVSD bans Yik Yak gossip app

The New Richmond Exempted Village School District is closely monitoring the anonymous social media app Yik Yak and is banning it from use in the district. Yik Yak is available for iOS and Android smart phones and allows users to anonymously create and view posts in a virtual message board within a 1.5 mile radius depending on how many other users are nearby. YikYak has come under fire nationally as the new home of cyberbullying and incidents of cyberbullying have been detected by New Richmond administrators.

Monroe Elementary opens new playground
New Richmond's Monroe Elementary School opened its new $60,000 playground August 18, 2014 with the school's 3rd grade classes the first to play. The Monroe PTO raised  $25,000 toward the cost of the new playground.

Tim DuFau joins school board
Timothy G. DuFau, a 36-year resident of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District who has held management and training positions for Duke Energy, was sworn in Aug. 4 to fill the unexpired term... 
Former Supt. Brooks Parsons remembered
Brooks Parsons could be considered the father of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District having enlisted the help of President Dwight Eisenhower to help stave off an attempt by other Clermont County schools to create a countywide district and take Beckjord money from New Richmond. 
NREVSD receives Auditor of State Award

New Richmond Exempted Village School District's excellent record keeping has earned it a second consecutive Auditor of State Award after a financial audit by Auditor of State Dave Yost's office. The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a "clean" financial audit.

Students saying 'Yuck' to nutrition guidelines

NREVSD food service director Brenda Young has estimated to the Board of Education that student rejection of federal and state mandates that 51 percent of all grains offered in cafeterias to be whole grain rich and that all food trays must contain a fruit or vegetable will result in a 56,500 fewer meals being served in district cafeterias this school year.

BOE schedules strategic planning meetings
The Board of Education of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District has scheduled special board meetings for April 14 and April 28 for the purpose of strategic planning. Both meetings are open to the public and will be held at 6 p.m. in the Board room on the third floor of the Market Street School Building. 
HB416 means 2 makeup days for NREVSD
Ohio HB416 regarding calamity days has been passed by both the Ohio House and Senate and is awaiting the governor's signature. If signed, as expected, it will mean that the New Richmond Exempted Village School District must make up two snow days. 
School Board approves 'Blizzard Bags'
The New Richmond Board of Education meeting in special session Monday, Feb. 3 approved the use of ‘Blizzard Bags’ to make up any future days that schools must be closed during the 2013-14 school year due to inclement weather but declined to make any changes to the current school calendar. 
Hawkins to be honored by Southwest District
New Richmond Board of Education member David Hawkins has been selected for the Friend of Athletics Award by the Southwest District Athletic Board of the Ohio High School Athletic Association in recognition of his 27 years as a volunteer at New Richmond High School. 
NRE named 'School of Promise'
New Richmond Elementary School has received the Ohio Department of Education's prestigious School of Promise award for a third time. "I am so thankful for the incredible level of talent, support, and effort that it takes to earn an award like this," said NREVSD Supt. Adam Bird. "NRE is truly blessed to have a great staff, an active PTO, and a student body that wants to grow and learn." 
District staff prepares for new standards
While students were enjoying a day off from school, New Richmond Exempted Village School District administrators and certified staff spent Oct. 14 preparing for the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) and... 
NREVSD going green with energy
New Richmond’s school colors are red and black but when it comes to energy savings you can color the New Richmond Exempted Village School District green. New Richmond is in the middle of a $1.7 million Ohio HB264 project with Energy Optimizers that will make its buildings... 
Hawk to head NREVSD ‘Green Team’
New Richmond Exempted Village School District Supt. Adam Bird has appointed Monroe Elementary teacher Adrian Hawk to head a district ‘Green Team’ that will come up with ways the district can save energy and resources. 
Former BOE member Enoch Sergent remembered for his dedication
Former New Richmond Board of Education member Enoch A. Sergent died Sept. 24 at the age of 92. Sergent, who served of the Board of Education from 1958 to 1970, was involved in the opening of New Richmond Elementary in 1958 and the construction of New Richmond High School in 1964-65 and the old Pierce Elementary School in 1963.
NREVSD prepares for the Common Core
The New Richmond Board of Education has been presented with a K-12 English Language Arts course of study for the 2013-14 school year that completes a two-year project by the district to meet the new Common Core State Standards in math, reading and writing recently adopted by the State of Ohio. 
2012 State Report Card
The Ohio Department of Education has released the official 2011-12 Report Card for public school districts in Ohio and as expected the New Richmond Exempted Village School District is rated Excellent for a fifth straight year. 
Board members take oath of office
490NREVSD treasurer Mike Mowery (right) administers the oath of office to newly elected Board of Education members (from left) Tim DuFau and Robert Wooten. Mr. DuFau is serving his full term on the board after being appointed to replace the late Dave Hawkins. Mr. Wooten was elected to his first term on the Board in November.
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