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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 
ON RE-EMPLOYMENT OF JEFF SCHULTZ

 Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 3307.353, the Troy City School District Board of Education gives notice that Jeff Schultzwill retire under the State Teachers Retirement System, effective July 31, 2024, and is seeking employment with this Board thereafter in the same position.  The Board will hold a public hearing on June 10, 2024 at 5:30pm in the Board of Education Office, located at 500 N. Market St. on the issue of Jeff Schultz's re-employment.  

Miami County YMCA, Troy City Schools and The Troy Foundation to Launch Before and After School Pilot Program
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The Miami County YMCA, Troy City Schools and The Troy Foundation are excited to announce the launch of a new before and after school pilot program to start with the 2024-25 school year. The pilot program will be located at Cookson Elementary and Kyle Elementary Schools and also available to students at Forest Elementary School at the Kyle site.

The primary objective of this initiative is to offer convenient and reliable childcare solutions for families with elementary-aged children attending Cookson, Kyle, or Forest Elementary schools initially. Childcare will be provided before school beginning at 6:30 AM and after school until 5:30 PM, and aims to provide a safe and enriching environment for students outside of regular school hours.

The pilot program is being funded by a grant from The Troy Foundation’s Priority Needs Fund in the amount of $112,500 and will address the childcare needs of Troy families initially attending Cookson, Kyle, and Forest Elementary schools. The Priority Needs Fund was created by The Troy Foundation to fund grants that address the needs identified during their 2020 Community Needs Assessment, childcare being identified as the second most pressing need for the Troy community.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Miami County YMCA to bring this much-needed service to our students and families,” said Chris Piper, Superintendent of Troy City Schools. “This program will not only offer childcare but also provide opportunities for academic support and enrichment activities for the students.”

The Miami County YMCA has hired Robin Mitzelos as the Before and After School Director. Dr. Mitzelos’ background will ensure the highest standards of care for participating students. 

Additionally, qualified teachers will be hired to oversee the classrooms at both locations.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with Troy City Schools and The Troy Foundation to launch this pilot program,” said Donn Craig, Branch Executive, Robinson Branch of the Miami County YMCA. “By offering before and after school care, we aim to alleviate the childcare burden on families and create a supportive environment where children can learn, grow, and thrive.”

“This pilot is the first step towards helping Troy families secure childcare for their children,” said Melissa Kleptz, President and CEO of The Troy Foundation. “The Troy Foundation would like to thank the Miami County YMCA and Troy City Schools for providing this much needed program, and we look forward to continuing to support this program in the future.”

The YMCA will begin registration for this pilot program beginning in June. Information pertaining to the registration process will be available soon by visiting the Miami County YMCA’s website at www.miamicountyymca.net or by contacting Donn Craig, Branch Executive, at (937) 440-9622.

Private donors to  fund new turf at Troy Memorial Stadium, Ferguson Field in fall of 2024
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The Stadium & Turf Enhancement Project (STEP) Committee is pleased to announce that enough funds have been raised allowing the project to move forward for use in the fall of 2024.

Although the amount raised thus far is approximately $300,000 short of its goal, there are sufficient donations to cover the replacement of the turf at both Memorial Stadium and Ferguson Field along with the installation of new lights and scoreboard at the soccer field. Ferguson Field will use the existing bleachers and press box during the fall 2024 season while the Committee continues to raise the remaining funds to cover the installation of new bleachers and a press box at the soccer field in time for the 2025 season.


“We are pleased to be working with the Motz Group on the installation of both turf fields,” said Jeff Price, Troy City School District Treasurer. “They have a long history of successful turf projects throughout central/southwest Ohio including The Horseshoe and OSU’s practice facility.”
 

The project was kicked off in March 2023 with a donation spark from the Ernst Family.

“Growing up in Troy and having attended Troy schools, we are excited to give back to the Troy Community by supporting this worthwhile project for Troy students to have two amazing fields to practice and compete on,” said Dan Ernst.

The project is 100% funded with private donations which have been received from individuals, businesses, foundations, and civic organizations throughout the Troy
Community.

“We have been really pleased with the response from the Trojan Family,” said Chris Piper,
Troy City School District Superintendent. “Our community has a long history of supporting Troy City Schools and worthy projects throughout the District and we are confident the remaining funds will be raised.”


Plans call for the construction to begin on Ferguson Field in April and Memorial Stadium’s construction will follow as soon as the track season is over. Donations will continue to be accepted by the STEP Fund of The Troy Foundation to close the remaining gap. Checks may be mailed to the Foundation at 216 W. Franklin Street (place STEP on the memo line) or online through their website: thetroyfoundation.org


For more information, please contact Tom Kleptz at (937) 875-2550 or tkleptz@turnstonefinancial.com.