Here is a summary of the regular club lunch meeting for 6/3/21:
President Oda begun the meeting at 12:20, after everyone had gotten their lunch, with the Pledge of Allegiance, song, prayer, and 4-Way Test.
Greg Davis, Rebecca Strole, Janet Steinke, Ron Britt
Linda reminded members that the meeting on July 1st will be at the Harmon Museum. Lunch will be catered.
Also, the meeting on July 8th will not be at noon, but 3PM at the Warren County Jail. Lunch will NOT be served.
President Oda presented Gary Kuntz with his 3rd Paul Harris Fellowship.
Speaker – Tom Isaacs, Superintendent of Warren County Educational Services Center.
Tom talked about education during COVID, and addressed the issue of “critical race theory” in schools.
Chris Johnson asked: Please address the growing need for mental health workers in schools.
A: They just hired a full-time social worker, it’s becoming more important.
Greg Davis asked: Are schools doing extra things to make kids more employable?
A: Introducing experiential learning, plus a partnership with Sinclair.
Linda Oda asked: Is the percentage of kids going to 4-year college still an important metric?
A: Some parents are realizing 2-year college degrees are helpful.
Rebecca Strole asked: Will schools change now that they’ve been practicing distanced learning?
A: No one will be doing remote learning, it has been “a disaster”.
Jack Hedges asked: Can you talk about the growth of schools in general?
A: It’s hard to say right now, because of the unique circumstances.
Nancy Schreiner asked: What’s hot in school right now?
A: Kings, Little Miami, and Springboro are all experiencing massive growth.
President Oda then adjourned the meeting at 12:58 with the Rotary motto.