ADA - Student enrollment is increasing at Ada Schools. During their regular meeting held Thursday, Sept. 13, board members heard a report from Assistant Principal Rob Underwood that the district is up to 890 students. This number includes 86 students who open enroll to Ada, and sixteen students that attend Apollo Career Center. Ada has 49 students that open enroll to other districts, and 25 students that participate in online community schools such as ECOT.

Also during the meeting, Superintendent Dr. Suzanne Darmer, and K-12 Principal Robin Van Buskirk gave praise to Ada art students for very successful exhibits at the Hardin County Fair. Several Ada students won rosettes for their artwork at the Fair.

Underwood also reported to the board on the progress of ordering signage for school grounds. The board has reviewed several designs, including one for an LED sign similar to the one in front of Allen East schools, but has not yet approved a final set of proofs or prices. Underwood also gave an update on the status of the record board to be placed in the central office building. He asked that any Ada alumni or resident who knows of an athletic record to please share that information with the school so they it can be included in the display. 

The board approved a resolution to offer employees access to the Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program. This program offers employees another avenue to save retirement funds. Anyone on the payroll is eligible to participate and the district sees no expense from offering the program. 

Several other measures were approved during the meeting, including contracts with Kenton City Schools and Mercer County ESC for special education and Title III LEP Funds.