District releases updated “Thought Exchange” to aid in search for new Superintendent

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (March 19, 2021) – The Loveland City School District (LCSD) today sent out information to parents and the community via email and social media seeking their thoughts on the next school superintendent. 

Brad Neavin, Interim Superintendent, LCSD (File Photo)

Current Superintendent Brad Neavin has set a lofty goal of 100-percent community engagement in the search process for a new LCSD Superintendent. 

“I told the school board 100 percent,” said Neavin. “It’s a goal.” 

In an interesting development today, parents of Loveland Schools students received a “Tiger Talk” news letter which included a link to the “Thought Exchange” for the Superintendent Search and then, moments later received an updated message from LCSD with an updated “Though Exchange” link. 

Here is the full context of the most recent updated information for parents and the community. The following text includes the up-to-date “Thought Exchange” links: 

Tiger Family,

A few moments ago, you received a Tiger Talk Newsletter that included a link to a ThoughtExchange about the Superintendent search.

Great news! We’ve just been given an updated ThoughtExchange from our search firm that incorporates the feedback gathered in a recent Parent Focus Group.

We know it’s a big request – but please take the time to complete the ThoughtExchange questions linked in the note below.

It really will help in our search for the best Superintendent for our Loveland City Schools!

Thank you!

To All Parents of Loveland Schools:

CF Educational Solutions is assisting the Loveland Board of Education in the search process for the next superintendent of the Loveland Schools. You are receiving this email and link because we need your help. We are soliciting input from students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents and the community at large by utilizing an online platform called “Thought Exchange”.

By responding to the questions from “Thought Exchange”, the Loveland School Board will learn about the diverse opinions of the Loveland Community regarding the next superintendent for Loveland.

“Thought Exchange” will display the questions that the school board would like your feedback. You will go through three phases with “Thought Exchange”. They are share, star and discover.

In the share step, you will provide your thoughts to the question. In the star step, you will see the thoughts that others have shared, and you will rate them on a scale of one to five stars. In the discover step, you will be able to see the thoughts that have risen to the top of the conversation. You can go back and forth through all the steps as many times as you want. All responses are anonymous; no one will know how you have responded.

When the “Thought Exchange” is completed, the thoughts will be ranked by the number of stars received. This input will help the Loveland Board of Education in determining the best candidate to serve the district as the next superintendent of Loveland.

For a quick step by step tutorial on how to participate, you can watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUbtNARmV0k

You will complete three Thought Exchange Questions. Each is a different link. Here are the links:

These Thought Exchanges will be open until 3:00 pm on March 24, 2021. Please check back to each exchange, daily, in order to “Star” other people’s comments.

If you have any questions about the Thought Exchange, please email at: farrell1953@gmail.com.

"Childhood Memories" by Lorna Haynes, a sketch featuring several girls on a couch

Loveland Artists Shine in State Competition

Two Loveland High School art students have artwork on display in the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. Lorna Haynes, grade 11, had her work “Childhood Memories” selected (below). Lilly Rohling, grade 12, had her stop motion video “On Earth” selected. Among 10,000 works submitted for the exhibition, only 300 works are selected, so this is quite an accomplishment for our Loveland artists. Learn more about the exhibition here.

Both Lilly and Lorna are students in AP Studio Art. Lilly has been accepted to many of the major art schools in the country and is currently deciding where she’ll attend.