Northmont introduces central registration


Linda Blum (left) and Superintendent Sarah Zatik present the 2015 Senior Art Award to Alexandra Osudoh. The annual award is presented to a senior along with a check for $300 to purchase the artwork and display it at the Board of Education Offices.

Linda Blum administers the oath of office to Student Board Representative Samantha Johnson. Johnson will serve as a voting member of the Board for the 2015-16 school year.

CLAYTON — In a presentation Monday to the Northmont Board of Education at Northwood Elementary, Student Services Director Leslie Hobbs listed some of the many benefits to creating a central registration plan for the 2015-16 school year.

“We are hoping to eliminate so much paper and this is a highly organized way to do just that,” Hobbs explained.

Amy Mangen was the Technology Department’s committee representative and shared a template of what the enrollment process will look like. A link will be added to the district website, www.northmontschools.net, around late July or so. At that point, people who are new to the district will be able to click on the link and follow the simple instructions that walk the user through the entire process for registration. Information will also be made available to families who have children currently enrolled in Northmont to update any forms online.

“For families of multiple children, this is especially exciting,” explained Mangen. “No more piles of forms to fill out on the first day of school.”

With the new program, data will be organized in an easy access format and information will be automatically emailed to relevant departments so steps can be taken to provide services in a timelier manner.

In other business, Board President Linda Blum and Superintendent Sarah Zatik presented the 2015 Senior Art Award to Alexandra Osudoh. The annual award is presented to a senior along with a check for $300 to purchase the artwork and display it at the Board of Education Offices. Osudoh will be attending The Ohio State University to pursue a medical degree.

Mrs. Blum also administered the oath of office to Student Board Representative Samantha Johnson. Johnson will serve as a voting member of the Board for the 2015-16 school year and was elected by her peers for the honor.

During the Treasurer’s Report, Blum mentioned that it was Sandy Harris’ final report as Northmont’s treasurer. Harris is retiring on June 30 after 27 years with the district. Harris stated, “I’m sure the transition will be smooth,” when talking about her successor, Ann Bernardo, who comes to Northmont from Huber Heights City Schools. Blum reminded Harris to “not be a stranger.”

In Dr. Zatik’s Superintendent’s Report, it was shared that the District will be having its annual Summer Institute for staff development in July. This two-day seminar gives staff members a chance to enhance learning in areas from technology to curriculum.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for our staff to stay current in a lot of areas and gather new information for the next school year,” said Zatik.

The Board will have a Special Board Meeting on Friday, June 19 to go over some construction issues that are time sensitive. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at Northwood Elementary.