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November School Board meeting summary

By Paula Scott

VanBuskirk retirement approved, advertising for bids for admin building a/c, 5-year financial forecast, executive session on security

The Board of Education of the Ada Exempted Village Schools held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 17. (Packet of supporting documents is attached.)

President Amy Mullins conducted the meeting with board members Ron Fleming, Ted Griffith and Steve Ramey present; Matt Gossman was absent.

Ada Board of Education meets Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.

The Ada Schools Board of Education will hold its regular November meeting at 6:00 p.m. on November 17, 2022 in the board room, 725 West North Avenue.

Council meeting summary for November 15, 2022

Expanded council chamber seating approved, long waits for new vehicles

At the Village of Ada Regular Council Meeting of November 15 (attended by the Icon via Zoom) Mayor Dave Retterer conducted the meeting beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call. All council members were present.

In the following action, all legislation was approved. The agenda and supporting documents are attached (Agenda, pages 1-2).


Regular Meeting on November 1, 2022 (pages 3-6)

Special Council Meeting on November 10, 2022 (page 7)


Council agenda for November 15, 2022

The Village of Ada has provided the attached packet of supporting materials includig an agenda for the Regular Council meeting of November 15, 2022.

The meeting may be attended in person at the Ada Municipal Building, 115 W. Buckeye, or via Zoom HERE.

The agenda includes the following legislation:

- A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Michael Harnishfeger for supplemental employment as Zoning Inspector.

- A resolution establishng a conveneince fee for payment of village fees and expenses.

Ada Schools report card from the State of Ohio, 2021-2022

In recent days, area school districts have issued report cards for students for the first nine weeks of the 2022-2023 school year and honor rolls are being issued.

School districts also received report cards in September 2022. The Ada Elementary and High School, as well as the Ada Exempted Village Schools received report cards that can be found at

An archive of Ada report cards is found at

In the district overview, Ada schools received:

4/5 stars - Achievement: 
Exceeds state standards in academic achievement

3/5 stars - Progress
Evidence that the district met student growth expectations.

5/5 stars - Gap Closing
Significantly exceeds state standards in closing educational gaps.

5/5 stars - Graduation
Significantly exceeds state standards in graduation rates.

3/5 stars - Early Literacy
Meets state standards in early literacy (K-3).

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Summary of November 1 council meeting

By Paula Scott

The November 1 meeting of the Village of Ada council included

  • Report of a police department video audit by YouTubers
  • Arrest of a suspect in car thefts and break-ins
  • Research on proposed parallel parking on Buckeye near Main
  • October 29 community input session for neighborhood revitalization grant application
  • Research on new water metering systems