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Partnership with City of Dublin saves more than $200,000 moves vision for new community library forward Partnership with City of Dublin saves more than $200,000 moves vision for new community library forward
The Dublin City Schools Board of Education approved an agreement at its regular meeting on Feb. 27 that will save District taxpayers significant dollars while moving the community library project to the next phase. 
District to save $100,000 in electricity costs District to save $100,000 in electricity costs
Dublin City Schools will save about $100,000 in electricity costs thanks to a new competitive bid process. 
Extending the life of taxpayer assets key role of preventative maintenance supervisor position Extending the life of taxpayer assets key role of preventative maintenance supervisor position
The District’s commitment to private sector business concepts to strengthen our operational efficiency continued last month when the Dublin City Schools Board of Education took the pro-active step of hiring the District’s first ever District Preventative Maintenance Supervisor.
 
District Sustainability Committee Focuses on Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings District Sustainability Committee Focuses on Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings
The District has saved more than $3.7 million in energy costs since 2012 and continues to find ways to operate more efficiently. 
New Partnership with OhioHealth Provides Cost Savings While Serving Student Athletes New Partnership with OhioHealth Provides Cost Savings While Serving Student Athletes
The safety and wellbeing of our student athletes is a top priory in Dublin City Schools. Through a partnership with OhioHealth Sports Medicine, the District is adding to its medical staff and athletic health services while saving money. 
Energy efficiency saves taxpayer dollars Energy efficiency saves taxpayer dollars
The District has saved more than $3.7 million in energy costs since 2012 and continues to find ways to operate more efficiently. 
Dublin City Schools graduate helps District lower utility costs and increase energy efficiency Dublin City Schools graduate helps District lower utility costs and increase energy efficiency

After starting a company that helps organizations track their energy usage, 2002 Dublin Coffman graduate Ryan Prestel is bringing cost savings, energy efficiency, and learning opportunities back to his alma mater.

 
District will save more than $1.1-million  in operating dollars District will save more than $1.1-million in operating dollars
Dublin City Schools officials are constantly looking for ways to conserve taxpayer dollars while maintaining the high quality of education expected by our community.
 
District seeks alternative revenue sources District seeks alternative revenue sources
By Brion Deitsch, Chief Operating Officer
Part of the Dublin Difference is our commitment to ensuring we are using taxpayer dollars in the most cost effective manner possible. 
 
District to receive nearly $1-million Straight A Fund grant for STEM program District to receive nearly $1-million Straight A Fund grant for STEM program
In the summer of 2014, Dublin City Schools received a nearly $1-million grant from Ohio’s Straight A Fund for the District’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program.
 
District earns grant to help students with disabilities obtain employment District earns grant to help students with disabilities obtain employment
Dublin City Schools’ commitment to efficiency earned the District two grants totaling $85,000 from the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) during the 2014-15 school year.
 
Conservation efforts, efficient management save District more than $1-million in energy costs Conservation efforts, efficient management save District more than $1-million in energy costs
Two-years ago, the Dublin City School District announced it had saved more than $1-million in energy costs during the 2012-13 school year.
 
District expected to save more than $100,000  in substitute teacher costs this school year District expected to save more than $100,000 in substitute teacher costs this school year
The District’s new approach to professional development this school year has led to a savings of more than $100,000 and resulted in more teacher time with students.
 

District embraces private sector business concepts like Lean Six Sigma

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Latest Lean Six Sigma Project Focuses on Student Safety Latest Lean Six Sigma Project Focuses on Student Safety
Student safety is one of the top priorities for Dublin City Schools. As a District, we are always looking for ways to continuously improve in what we do. We want to make sure that our students are safe before, during, and after school.  
District’s embrace of private sector business concepts results in significant cost savings District’s embrace of private sector business concepts results in significant cost savings
The District’s continuous improvement efforts have recently resulted in a savings of more than 60,000 pieces of paper and approximately $50,000 annually in labor costs. 
District continues to embrace private sector business practices District continues to embrace private sector business practices
Staff from the custodial, mail, warehouse, and food services departments recently attended a Lean Six Sigma Boot Camp that focused on operating more efficiently to save time, resources and money.
 
District strengthens commitment to run  operations like a private sector business District strengthens commitment to run operations like a private sector business
The Dublin City Schools Board of Education strengthened their commitment to operating in the most efficient manner possible on Dec. 14 by approving the hiring of the District’s first Coordinator of Operational Excellence.
 
District stretches levy cycle in spite of state funding cuts District stretches levy cycle in spite of state funding cuts
By Stephen Osborne, Treasurer
In 2012, our Board of Education made a commitment to our community that the operating levy portion of the 2012 ballot issue would last three years.
 
District to cut significantly cut copier  and paper costs beginning with 2015-16 school year District to cut significantly cut copier and paper costs beginning with 2015-16 school year
One of Dublin City Schools’ guiding principles is to continuously improve in everything we do, every day. On its surface, this concept seems like a simple pledge to strive to get better, but in Dublin City Schools, continuous improvement is rooted in the private sector business world.
 
District committed to private sector efficiency concepts District committed to private sector efficiency concepts
One of Dublin City Schools’ guiding principles is to continuously improve in everything we do, every day. On its surface, this concept seems like a simple pledge to strive to get better, but in Dublin City Schools, continuous improvement has deep roots in the private sector business world.
 
OSU lean six sigma students studied food service inventory process OSU lean six sigma students studied food service inventory process
A group of Ohio State University Lean Six Sigma students are studying the District’s food service inventory process in an effort to increase efficiencies and save dollars.
 

Growth puts strain on District budget

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Growth, although challenging, is a good thing Growth, although challenging, is a good thing
by Dr. Todd Hoadley, Superintendent 
Growth continues, particularly in northwest area Growth continues, particularly in northwest area
Last summer saw more students enroll in the Dublin City School District than this summer, although numbers this year are still considered higher than normal. 
District will meet the challenges of growth District will meet the challenges of growth
By Stu Harris, Dublin City Schools Board of Education Vice President
The Dublin City Schools are thriving and reaching new levels of achievement every day. Superintendent Dr. Tood Hoadley’s leadership is based on collaboration, appreciation, and trust. When combined with what we call the “Dublin Difference”-- great things happen.
 
Enrollment growth presents financial challenges Enrollment growth presents financial challenges
By Stephen Osborne, Treasurer

What are the financial implications of an unexpected surge in student enrollment? 
 
Growth puts strain on District budget Growth puts strain on District budget
Dublin City Schools welcomed more than 530 new students during the summer and the number is expected to continue to rise during the first several weeks of school.
 
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Expenditure reductions, increased efficiencies, and Board of Education advocacy improve District’s five-year forecast Expenditure reductions, increased efficiencies, and Board of Education advocacy improve District’s five-year forecast
Expenditure reductions, increased efficiencies, and Board of Education advocacy improve District’s five-year forecast. 

State Continues to Cut Our Funding

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Board shows resolve, leadership during budget process Board shows resolve, leadership during budget process
By Dr. Todd Hoadley, Superintendent
The members of the Dublin City Schools Board of Education are standing up for our community, standing up for our taxpayers, and standing up for our children. During the past few months, our Board has been front and center, fighting to keep more of our state funding dollars.
 
Board, District officials fight for Dublin City Schools taxpayers Board, District officials fight for Dublin City Schools taxpayers
Dublin City Schools Board of Education President Lynn May, fellow Board members and District officials continue to fight for our taxpayers as the biennium budget process progresses through the Ohio Senate.
 
State has reduced our funding $30-million+ since 2006 State has reduced our funding $30-million+ since 2006
By Dr. Todd Hoadley, Superintendent
Part of the Dublin Difference is our commitment to ensuring we are using taxpayer dollars in the most cost effective manner possible. 
 

Committed to Accountability

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Dublin City School District earns highest Financial Reporting award Dublin City School District earns highest Financial Reporting award
The Dublin City School District recently earned the highest award for financial reporting, as they have every year since 1995. This comes on the heels of another prestigious accolade, the Auditor of State Award, the District also recently receiv 
District earns highest possible credit rating from Standard and Poors District earns highest possible credit rating from Standard and Poors
The Dublin City School District had its highest possible credit rating affirmed by Standard and Poor’s Financial Services this week. 
High Credit Rating Saves Taxpayer Dollars High Credit Rating Saves Taxpayer Dollars
By Stephen Osborne, Treasurer
It’s my pleasure to share with our community that the Dublin City School District has received re-affirmation of the highest possible credit rating from one of the country’s top rating agencies, New York City-based Standard & Poor’s.
 
District earns another financial reporting award District earns another financial reporting award
The Dublin City Schools Finance Department has again earned an award for financial reporting. This comes on the heels of another prestigious accolade, the Auditor of State Award, the District also recently received. 
District receives Auditor of State Award of Distinction for clean and accurate financial reporting and record keeping District receives Auditor of State Award of Distinction for clean and accurate financial reporting and record keeping
The Dublin City School District’s finance department has earned the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for clean and accurate financial reporting and record keeping.
 
Efficiency and Excellence remain as Dublin City Schools' top priorities Efficiency and Excellence remain as Dublin City Schools' top priorities
By Stephen Osborne, Treasurer
In Dublin City Schools, we pride ourselves on operating in a fiscally conservative manner, and we strive to offer a high quality education that our residents have come to value.
 
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