Tiger Talk tells the tale of the latest from Loveland City School District

TIGER TALK: Loveland Schools 

LOVELAND, OH (JUne 4, 2021) – Here is the latest Tiger Talk from LCSD. 

Mask Policy Update

During the June 3 work session, the Loveland City Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a new mask policy for the district. When Ohio Governor Mike DeWine lifted the state’s COVID-19 mask requirements, the decision-making power returned to local school boards. The new policy aims to balance parental and individual decision-making with the requirement that the district complies with the law.

The policy reads in part, “the decision to wear face coverings/masks on school buses, in school buildings, or at other school events, will be left to adult individuals and parents/guardians of K-12 students.

The Board is also committed to complying with the law and any mandates of the Governor, state and local health departments, and the Ohio Department of Education. The policy also reads, “when any of these Directing Entities requires staff, students, and visitors to wear face coverings/masks while attending school, reporting to work at a school, or visiting a school, the District’s Administration will follow and enforce such directives.

“Thank you to the parents who worked with us during this important process to guide the Board to do what makes sense for our students, parents, staff, and community,” Superintendent Brad Neavin said.

The full policy as adopted can be viewed on BoardDocs.

Jesse Kohls, New Student Services Director, Former LECC Principal (File photo)

New Director of Student Services

Jesse Kohls will serve as the district’s director of student services. Kohls is currently the principal of Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC).

“I am thrilled to continue to be a part of the Loveland family, and I am excited to work with you to support ALL of our students and staff,” said Kohls. 

Kohls has spent the last 12 years in education administration, including time in Ross Local Schools and the last 3 years leading LECC

This district, this team, this family, continues to do what we do best, support and teach students,” Kohls said. “We will do everything we can to find innovative ways to provide outstanding support for our students as they progress through their educational journey.”

Kohls will take over as Director of Student Services beginning August 1.

Technology Transition

We are making several changes in the technology that powers our district – including a new student registration system, and a new website provider.

To accommodate the change, student registration will temporarily be shut down beginning at 12 am on Wednesday, June 23.

All new students registered prior to June 23 must have all required documents submitted to District Registrar Tana Dykes, no later than Tuesday, June 29. If your registration process is not completed by this date, you will need to start over with the new system, which will go live July 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Tana Dykes at dykesta@lovelandschools.org