Mission Statement:

Our partnership with the community is an integral piece in our endeavor to fulfill our mission: "Inspiring, developing, and empowering students to succeed in a global society."

 

DR. MICHELE SPURGEON HARTZELL APPOINTED SUPERINTENDENT

The Oswayo Valley School Board of Directors appointed Dr. Michele Spurgeon Hartzell as Superintendent effective June 15, 2015 at the recent school board meeting.  Dr. Hartzell replaces Mr. Tom Brown who was named Acting Superintendent in January 2015.

Dr. Hartzell comes to Oswayo Valley with over thirty years combined business and education experience.  She has served as a Teacher, Mentor, Middle School Assistant Principal, High School Assistant Principal/Ninth Grade Academy Administrator, District Program Specialist, District Director of twenty-one Magnet School Programs, and Assistant Superintendent.  Dr. Hartzell has also worked as an adjunct faculty member for Immaculate University.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Edinboro University, a Master of Education in Administration from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, and both her Education Specialist Degree in Leadership and Doctor of Education in Administration from Georgia Southern University.

During her education tenure, she has written and co-written over 9 million dollars in grants.  She also was the recipient of the Katherine Hall Distinguished Service Award and the BRAVO (Being Recognized as Value to Others) award for her outstanding service and dedication to children.

Dr. Hartzell was born, raised, and attended the public school system in Erie, Pennsylvania. She will be relocating to Shinglehouse where she will reside with her husband, Shawn, and her children Austin and Westin.

“I am honored to join the Oswayo Valley team and look forward to working with the students, parents, community, and the outstanding OV faculty, staff, and Board of Directors.”

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SUMMER OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY-FRIDAY 7 AM TO 3 PM

OFFICES ARE CLOSED FROM 12:00-1:00 DAILY FOR LUNCH

JUNE 1 – AUGUST 14, 2015

If you are not available during those times, please contact the office to set up an appointment.

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OSWAYO VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES

PROPOSED 2015-16 BUDGET

At their May 26, 2015 meeting, the Oswayo Valley School Board of Directors approved the proposed 2015-16 budget in the amount of $7,470,598.

To see the proposed budget, please click on the link below.

Proposed 2015-16 Budget

A board meeting will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. to approve the final budget, transportation contract, and any other matters deemed necessary to come before the Board.

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BASKETBALL/TENNIS COURT RENOVATIONS

We are pleased to announce that the basketball/tennis court renovations are now in progress.  The new courts will replace the old ones at the present location on Oswayo Street. The projected date of completion is the end of summer. This project is funded by the Norton Foundation, Oswayo Valley Educational Foundation, and the Oswayo Valley School District. Upon completion, the community will have two new basketball courts. One of the courts will be dual purpose with markings and setup for tennis. The new surface will be concrete.  Thanks to all who are helping to make this project a reality!

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OSWAYO VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ZERO-BASED BUDGETING FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR

As the district moves forward in uncertain financial times, a zero based budget resolution was passed by the Oswayo Valley School Board on Monday November 10, 2014. With costs continuing to rise, enrollment decreasing and funding from the state stagnant, the board felt that taking a zero based budget approach  was the right thing to do for the 2015-16 budget. A copy of this resolution is attached below. The board is committed to offering a solid education program and maximizing every dollar in every area is of utmost importance in times like this.  We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this process.
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OSWAYO VALLEY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2015-18
The Oswayo Valley School District’s Comprehensive Planning Committee completed work on the school district’s new Comprehensive Plan for 2015-2018. Twenty-seven (27) people worked together over the course of the past eight (8) months to complete this plan. The plan must now be on review by the public for the next thirty  (30) days prior to submission to the state for their review and approval. Should you have any comments or suggestions with regard to the plan, please contact the Superintendent via email at tbrown@oswayo.com.

Oswayo Valley SD Comprehensive Plan 2015- 2018

Oswayo Valley School District 2013