Superintendent Search Update

By Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH (March 26, 2021) – Here is the latest from the Loveland City School District (LCSD) in the search process for the next school superintendent. 

In a news release from the Loveland Schools earlier today, and subsequently the Tiger Talk issue for this week, LCSD offered a message of “Thank you” to the Tiger staff, family, and community for their assisttance in the superintendent search process during recent days. The message went on to thank the community for participation in the surveys, ThoughtExchanges, and focus groups helping to guide the search process. They said the community input was key in creating a candidate profile. The community input will continue to be pivotal in the identification of potential candidates and ultimate selection of the next Loveland Schools Superintendent. 

Here is the text of the message outlining what is expected to take place in the weeks and months ahead as LCSD moves toward hiring the next Superintendent for the Loveland Schools: 

We want to let you know what will be happening in the weeks ahead. Advertising for candidates will begin soon, and during the month of April, our search firm will help narrow down the candidate list to those who meet our Ideal Candidate Profile.

In early May, the Board and our Community Advisory Group (CAG) will review an anonymous list of potential candidates, evaluate them and determine which should be asked to interview.

The Board will conduct public interviews of candidates in early May. Interviews of Finalists will take place with the Board and the Community Advisory Group a few days later. The final board approval and contract signing are targeted for the end of May.

We know that parent, student, staff, and community involvement is key to finding the right candidate and we are committed to keeping you involved and informed.

Here’s a look at more news from Loveland Schools this week: 

Upcoming Asynchronous Learning Days

Due to state assessments, some of our buildings will switch to asynchronous learning days on the following dates:

LES: 4/23/2021 and 4/30/2021

LIS/LMS: 4/23/2021, 4/30/2021 and 5/7/2021

LHS: 4/23/2021, 4/29/2021 and 4/30/2021

LECC-LPS: are not impacted by these days and will continue to report to school as usual.

On asynchronous learning days, in-person students will be learning from home and completing assignments. Remote students will report to the building for assessments.

These schedule changes are unavoidable because remote students must take the mandated state assessments on-site. Teachers and staff will be available to administer the assessments to our remote students. Transportation for remote students during assessments will be a family responsibility.

Remote families can expect more information from their student’s building about the schedule for assessment days.

LHS Robotics News

Loveland High School’s FIRST Tech Challenge Teams – The Bionic Tigers and Nuts & Bolts continue to rack up awards in competition. During the recent “Jeff and Nancy Show Qualifier” tournament, The Bionic Tigers won second place in the robotics competition and won the competition’s top honor – the Inspire Award. The Inspire Award recognizes teams for being top contenders for other awards and gracious competitors.

Nuts & Bolts earned the Connect Award for their involvement with the engineering community, along with finishing in 2nd place in the Inspire Award and winning 5th Overall Robot.

Both teams will be representing Loveland in the Ohio State Championship in April!

Jackson Cornelius, grade 6, holding his "Pawsitively" proud write-up, next to his teacher

“Pawsitively” Proud of our LIS Tigers

When we see our Tigers at Loveland Intermediate doing great work – we let them know we are “Paws-itively Proud” of them!

Jackson Cornelius (6th Grade, above) was recently recognized for his hard work and growth this year. His teachers Mr. Lighthall, Mrs. Kirby, Mrs. Cirone, and Mrs. Hensley say he actively engages in class and is always willing to help others!

Alex Schneider (5th Grade, below) was recognized for working extra hard over the last few weeks. His teachers Mrs. Clayton and Mrs. Burkhardt say they’ve noticed the extra effort.

Thanks to these Tigers for their hard work, and thank you teachers for cheering them on!

Alex Schneider, grade 5th Grade, holding his "Pawsitively" proud write-up, next to his teachers

Loveland Schools Spring Break. No School March 29-April 2, 2021. Students Return Monday April 5.