M-U BOE dfiscusses open enrollment

By Allison C. Gallagher - [email protected]

WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Board of Education took care of some back-to-school business at their MONSt meeting.

Superintendent Ginny Rammel shared there were 10 more students coming to the middle school under open enrollment.

“We were following the patterns of where the students are coming from,” she said. “Most of them are coming from Northmont and Troy, but we’ve had a few students coming from Tipp City’s school and Franklin-Monroe.”

As of now, there is an estimated 175 students who came to Milton-Union under open enrollment.

Rammel also shared that West Milton Police Chief Harry Busse contacted her about the police department holding a dodgeball game to help students and their families who are struggling to pay for school lunches or purchase school supplies.

“Several businesses in town have gotten behind them and are giving their support,” she said.

The dodgeball game will be held at the tennis courts at the old high school 10 a.m. Aug. 30. Clark’s Pizzeria is providing pizzas for lunch at the game.

Treasurer Kay Altenburger approved a donation from board member Connie McCaroll for a New Conn Custom 52 BSP Silver Trumpet to the Milton-Union band.

McCarroll shared that when she first moved to the district her freshman year of high school, she had gone through a severe depression. She credited getting involved with the band and late band director Dean Stitz with giving her an opportunity to do something she loved and to overcome the depression.

By Allison C. Gallagher

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