Weekly message from LCSD Superintendent Mike Broadwater


LOVELAND, OH (September 17, 2021) – LCSD Superintendent Mike Broadwater focused his message this week on seeing the students in their classrooms. 

LCSD Superintendent Mike Broadwater (Provided)

Here is the text from the Superintendents Message in TIGER TALK this week: 

This has been a very informational week for me because I was able to get into quite a few classrooms and see our amazing students working and engaged in learning with our staff. I was able to visit our Hope Squad classroom at LMS. I am so impressed with how engaged these students were in discussing self-confidence and life choices with their teacher, Mr. Bourke. Hope Squad starts at LIS, which is the youngest group of students the Hope Squad program has in the area. Noah Gilbert leads our Hope Squad at LIS. At LHS, Rachel Freeman-Hicks along with Jamie Gordon the program. Students are selected to participate in Hope Squad by their peers.




This week I attended a Loveland Elementary Parent Teacher Association (LEPTA) meeting at LES and enjoyed the discussion with the members who were present. It was great to see so many supportive parents there, and the amount of work all of our parents do for our schools is so appreciated. I can’t tell you how much it means to our staff to be supported and that only enhances what is done in our classrooms each and every day for our students. LEPTA is the PTA representing LECC, LES, and LPS. Thank you to LEPTA for the invitation to join the meeting and for all you do for our kids and staff!

I take a snapshot look at our attendance each Wednesday because that is the day where attendance historically is fairly stable. I’ve had a few parents ask about attendance rates at our buildings, so I want to give an example of what I look at every Wednesday. I won’t include this chart in our weekly updates, but here is the data from this Wednesday, September 15th:

 Building Students Absent Total Students Attendance Percentage LECC - AM 17 276 93.90% LECC - PM 21 269 92.2%% LPS 49 583 91.60% LES 41 617 93.40% LIS 43 664 93.60% LMS 53 715 92.60% LHS 64 1395 95.40%         Total 267 4364 93.90%

The numbers in this chart do not indicate an issue with attendance at any of our buildings currently. Our nurses/health aides are reaching out to families of our students who may be absent multiple days. I hope this helps reassure parents that we do monitor attendance and our concerns are the same as our parents: keeping our kids healthy and in school. With this data and the data on our COVID Dashboard, we will continue our policy of masking PreK-6 and strongly recommending masking grades 7-12.

I was also recently a guest on “Around Miami Township” where I talked about education with Miami Township Trustee Ken Tracy. As we were chatting before the taping, we realized we both went to the same elementary school in North Industry near Canton, Ohio. Small world! You can watch that video with the link below.


Have a great weekend & Go Tigers!


Mike Broadwater

Superintendent Loveland City Schools