The Oberlin Review

Residents Make Bullying Allegations Against Local Teacher

Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2018

A group of Oberlin parents is calling for an investigation into Oberlin City Schools teacher Sharyle Strayer, citing allegations of bullying dating back to 2002. In a Sept. 25 email addressed to OCS Superintendent David Hall and members of the Oberlin Board of Education, the group said Strayer has had many complaints filed against her over her 16-year career with OCS. Strayer, who taught sixth-grade math during the 2017–18 academic year, is currently working as an intervention support instructor at Oberlin High School. The position will be re-evaluated at the end of the 2018–19 academic year. A 49-page document was attached to the email, which was signed by Oberlin residents Jeanne Lee Singleton, R...

District Moves Forward with School Construction

Oliver Bok, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

The Oberlin City School District is taking the next step in its plan to build a new elementary school in place of the current Oberlin High School football stadium. The school board and district administrators are currently assessing how much the construction project will cost. If the school board decides to go ahead with the project, in January the district will finalize the terms of a bond meant to fund the new school. In May 2015, residents will vote on whether or not to approve issuing the bond. If the bond passes this spring, a year-long planning process would begin immediately following the vote. Construction would then start in May 2016 and last 12 to 18 months, according to Superintendent John Schroth. “We’re hopin...

ODE Increases Testing Standards for Public Schools

Emma Paul, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Although the Oberlin City Schools recently received an overall B grade on their annual evaluation from the Ohio Department of Education — the highest grade the school system has ever received — the school system received a D grade on “indicators met,” a section requiring 80 percent of students to pass each standardized test given at the end of the school year. While the drop in grade does not necessarily signify a decline in the quality of schooling, it does reflect the increased expectations of the ODE, which, prior to the past year, required only 75 percent of students to pass the standardized tests. According to John Schroth, superintendent of Oberlin City Schools, the increased threshold is a part of...

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