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Energy star ratings for DCS Energy Star ratings help District save over $60,000
Dublin City Schools energy star ratings are on the rise. All 19 schools are meeting the required energy star qualification of 75, though most have improved to a much higher score. An ongoing District goal is to use energy efficiency to cut costs that can be directed back into our classrooms. 
Grant money used towards training  employees in process efficiency  image Grant money used towards training employees in process efficiency

Dublin City Schools' commitment to efficiency and maximizing taxpayer dollars recently resulted in the completion of several projects expected to save the District time and money. Three different projects were conducted under Nathan Rohyans, Coordinator of Operation Excellence for the District, and Strategic Leadership Solutions.

 
Students in lunch line Changes to cafeteria processes at Thomas and Indian Run save time and money

Last school year, Thomas and Indian Run Elementary were chosen as pilot schools for a project intended to make the lunch process more efficient for teachers and cafeteria staff.

 
Business Advisory Council members Continuous Improvement Advisory Council created to seek actionable advice on pertinent issues facing the District
Community members from Cardinal Health, The Ohio State University’s Colleges of Business and Engineering (and Center of Operational Excellence), Capital Lighting and several private consultants attended the first meeting of the newly formed Continuous Improvement Advisory Council. 
Students with technology 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. 
Energy savings graph 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. 
District logo 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 logo 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. 
District logo 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. 
District logo 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. 
Ryan Prestel 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 logo 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 logo 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 logo 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.
 
District logo 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 logo 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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District logo 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 logo 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. 
Three DCS employees working 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.
 
Business model graphic 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 logo 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 logo 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.
 
District logo 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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Dublin City Schools' enrollment exceeds 16,000 for the first time image Dublin City Schools' enrollment exceeds 16,000 for the first time
Dublin City Schools' enrollment continues to grow quickly and permanent solution is needed in the near future. 
District logo Growth, although challenging, is a good thing
by Dr. Todd Hoadley, Superintendent 
District logo 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. 
Board member, Stu Harris 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.
 
District logo 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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Treasurer receiving award 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 again earned the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for clean and accurate financial reporting and record keeping.
 
District logo 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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District logo 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.
 
District logo 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.
 
District logo 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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Finance awards 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 Poors Global Ratings.

 
District logo 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 logo 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. 
District logo 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 logo 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.
 
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