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Superintendent's Message

Photo of Superintendent Catherine Aukerman

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!
Welcome to the Highland School District!  We hope that you will enjoy this year’s annual report and calendar.  It is a special look at our district’s facilities over the years.  As you will see, a lot has changed from our district’s beginnings.  From our first graduating class of 52 students in 1953 at Highland High School to today’s “Hornet Nation” of 280 graduates in 2017, we have a lot to be proud of – past, present and future.  

For the upcoming school year, we will focus heavily on our district’s facilities.  After a two-year comprehensive study of all of our district’s facilities and a community engagement process involving a Facilities Advisory Committee, multiple online surveys, numerous listening sessions, and phone surveys, the Board of Education has reached a decision to build three new elementary schools and to renovate the existing middle school.  That decision is in line with the recommendations from both the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) and the feedback the Board has received from parents and the community over the past two years.  

In order for those new facilities to become a reality, the district will place a bond issue on the November 2017 ballot.  If the new facilities are to become a reality, we will need the community’s support of this important issue.  We encourage you to visit our website at highlandschools.org to learn more about this process, overall conditions of our buildings and plans for the future. Information can be found on the homepage under Quick Links/About Our Facilities.

Have a great school year!

Thank you,
Catherine Aukerman
Superintendent of Schools

Catherine Aukerman, Superintendent: aukerman@highlandschools.org
Sue Liszniansky, Executive Secretary: sliszniansky@highlandschools.org