I want you to know that the decision to delay or close school is one of my most important responsibilities. Each situation is judged on a case by case basis with the safety of students being the most important consideration. When we have news of impending hazardous weather ranging from fog to snow, we spend a great deal of time monitoring forecasts, driving roads to check conditions, and talking with local officials.
As a general rule, the decision to call a two hour delay of school is made and communicated by 6:00 AM. If we are on a two hour delay, the decision to close school is made and communicated by 8:00 AM. The primary communication is through the Honeywell Instant Alert System. It is critical that you keep your phone number updated. If you need to update your phone number, please notify the Board Office at (419) 898-6210. The decision to close or delay school is also communicated to local TV and radio stations.
Our school district also shares a great deal of news and information using social media and a “Benton-Carroll-Salem LSD” App for smart phones. We encourage you to download our App, and to follow us on our social media platforms. Please see the reverse side of this letter for more information.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have. Below is a listing of key district phone numbers.
B-C-S Board of Education Office 419-898-6210
Oak Harbor High School,
Athletic Dept., Food Service Dept. 419-898-6216
Transportation Dept. 419-898-6214
Oak Harbor Middle School 419-898-6217
R.C. Waters Elementary School 419-898-6219
Student Services Dept. 419-898-3280
Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable school year! Go Rockets!
Guy Parmigian, Superintendent
Rhiannon Reaper, an Oak Harbor High School student who attends Penta Career Center, was recently elected as the SkillsUSA Ohio President. SkillsUSA Ohio is a career-tech student organization that is involved in preparing its members for leadership and careers in the Engineering, Health, Human Services, Industrial, and Transportation industries. In conjunction with its purposes, SkillsUSA Ohio provides members with opportunities for awards and recognition through leadership, occupational and technical skill events and other competitions. Rhiannon was honored by the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education on August 22 for her accomplishments. Rhiannon answered several questions from Board members, and articulated her career goals as nothing less than "changing the world." Board members congratulated Rhiannon for her accomplishments, and expressed their pride in her leadership and attitude. During the course of this school year, Rhiannon will be making presentations to stakeholders across the state.