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OUR MISSION

"Empowering students to be aviators for life with capabilities, resiliency, and resources wherever they soar."
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About Us

At Vandalia-Butler City Schools, we are widely recognized for our long-standing tradition in academic excellence and fiscal discipline. Students come first here, supported by exceptional teachers who are dedicated to helping our community’s children realize their full potential. From challenging classes to outstanding extracurriculars, we offer a well-rounded education to give students the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to be successful in an ever-changing world.

We also attend to the expectations of our community stakeholders. Demonstrated excellence in financial management is the direct result of our prudence with and diligent investment of taxpayer dollars. Our decision making is also guided by a strategic plan that was created in partnership with representatives from our community.

Together, our teachers and support staff, administrators, parents, and community members share a genuine passion for fostering student achievement, as the numbers here attest.

Helping students achieve their fullest potential

At Vandalia-Butler City Schools, we are widely recognized for our long-standing tradition in academic excellence and fiscal discipline. Students come first here, supported by exceptional teachers who are dedicated to helping our community’s children realize their full potential. From challenging classes to outstanding extracurriculars, we offer a well-rounded education to give students the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to be successful in an ever-changing world.

We also attend to the expectations of our community stakeholders. Demonstrated excellence in financial management is the direct result of our prudence with and diligent investment of taxpayer dollars. Our decision making is also guided by a strategic plan that was created in partnership with representatives from our community.

Together, our teachers and support staff, administrators, parents and community members share a genuine passion for fostering student achievement, as the numbers here attest.

Contact

Board of Education
306 S. Dixie Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377

Telephone: (937) 415-6400
Fax: (937) 415-6429

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mission

Vandalia-Butler City Schools will develop students’ knowledge, creativity and skills to serve their families, communities, and workplace.

Vision

To inspire our students to be passionate about learning, serve their community and acquire skills to be successful in an ever-changing world.

District Excellence

More information on our Ohio Department of Education local report card

Fiscal Excellence

  • Standard & Poor’s rating               A+
  • Moody’s rating                             Aa3

Our Students

  • Total enrollment                          3,068
  • Attendance rate                          96.0%
  • Four-Year Graduation rate            96.6%
    (The graduation rate is for the 2012-2013 school year)
  • Scholarship dollars (2014-2015 school year)    $6.3 million
  • ACT composite                           23.0
     

 

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BOE

Board of Education

Elected from the community by the community, the Board of Education is charged with charting a course for student achievement. Board members approve the policies and programs that bolster classroom learning and support the district’s athletics and arts programs. Their decisions ultimately affect the district’s long-term success and, by extension, the entire community.

To make the best, most educated decisions, the district’s board members spend countless hours of personal time on research, training, and seminars. They work with parents, educators, and other community members to ensure the district’s vision and direction meet stakeholders’ expectations. They ask informed questions about student programming and district finances. And they check that the district’s initiatives are in sync with the five-year strategic plan, VBCS 2016: Innovation Destination.

Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education generally meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month for regular business meetings and on varying dates for work session meetings. Regular business meetings are typically held in the lecture room at Butler High School (600 S. Dixie), and workshop sessions are typically held at the Board of Education office (306 South Dixie Drive).

Meeting times, dates, and locations are subject to change; call (937) 415-6400 to verify dates and times.

Board of Education Meeting Schedule, revised 7/5/2017

Addressing the Board

The Board welcomes public input. Time is set aside at every regular business meeting to ask questions or comment on district policies, procedures, and events. Please note that the Board of Education cannot respond to your questions or concerns during the meeting.

You are also welcome to write to the Board in care of Vandalia-Butler City Schools at 306 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, Ohio, 45377

Contact the Board

Robert Cupp

President Robert Cupp
(937) 415-6682
bcfiggie@aol.com

Mary Kilsheimer

Vice President Mary Kilsheimer
(937) 415-6681
Mary.Kilsheimer@vbcsd.com

George Moorman

George Moorman
(937) 415-6680
George.Moorman@vbcsd.com

Rodney Washburn

Rodney Washburn
(937) 604-9333
Rodney.Washburn@vbcsd.com

Missy Prusynski

Melissa Pruszynski 

missy.pruszynski@vbcsd.com 

 

Meeting Minutes

View Meeting Minutes

Strategic Planning 

View our Connecting Aviators - Our Children, Our Community 2021 Strategic Plan here. 

Joint Resolution with City and Township

View Resolution No. 15-R-101

Bylaws and Policies

View the Vandalia-Butler City Schools Bylaws and Policies

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ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Enrollment Information

Vandalia-Butler City Schools uses a centralized enrollment process. Enrollment packets are available at the link below or at the Central Enrollment Office, located in the Board of Education Building at 306 S. Dixie Drive, Door #4.

Completed enrollment forms are accepted by appointment. Please call (937) 415-6410 to schedule an appointment or with questions regarding enrollment, residency or custody. kindergarten 

Click here for our Enrollment Packet for all students Kindergarten - grade 12

View the Ohio Department of Health's immunization schedule.

All of the following must be presented at the time of registration:

  • Completed student enrollment forms
    • These forms are available through the Central Enrollment Office.

  • Certified student birth certificate

    • Certified birth certificates can be obtained through the public health department in the city or county where your child was born or by contacting the office of Vital Statistics in the Ohio Department of Health.

  • Photo identification of the parent/custodial parent/legal guardian

    • Photo identification must be a driver’s license or state-issued photo identification.

  • Immunization Record

    • The documentation must include immunizations your child has received or is in the process of receiving.

  • Individualized education plan (IEP) or 504 plan

    • If your child has an IEP or is on a 504 Plan from their previous school, you will need to provide a copy of the IEP or 504 Plan upon enrollment.  Please note that the scheduling of a student, eligible for special education services, may possibly be delayed until or adjusted after the receipt of the most current/valid IEP or 504 Plan.

  • Proof of custody

    • In the event of a legal separation or divorce, the parent who has legal custody must provide a complete copy of the court-ordered custody agreement that indicates the parent is the residential custodial parent of the child for school purposes.

    • If the parent’s last name is different from the student’s, a copy of the marriage certificate or proof of name change must be submitted.

  • Proof of residency

    • If you own/are purchasing your home, documentation can be obtained from the Montgomery County Recorder’s office. Recent purchases may require proof using sale closing documents if the purchase has not been recorded at the time of enrollment.
    • If you are renting, a lease/rental agreement that is signed by tenant and landlord must be presented. The agreement must list renter’s name, rental property address, landlord’s name, address, and telephone number.
    • If you are in the process of building a new home, a sworn statement may be presented to the Superintendent. This statement must be notarized and include the location of the home under construction and state your intent to live there.  A notarized statement from the builder confirming the home is under construction at the indicated location is also required.  The construction period may not exceed 90 days. A final review of the construction site may also be required. 
    • If you are living with another person or subleasing (without a formal lease agreement), you will need the property owner or legal representative to complete a Residency Affidavit (available from the Enrollment Office). This is then subject to review and approval by the district Attendance Administrator.
    • We reserve the right to require additional documentation in the form of a phone, utility, or water bill, etc. as necessary.

Passport to Safety

Each year the Vandalia-Butler City Schools, in cooperation with the Vandalia and Butler Township Police and Fire Departments, offer a “Passport to Safety” program.  The program is designed to help kindergarteners become better acquainted and familiar with school experience and school safety.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the initial meeting where city, township, and school representatives will provide an overview of the program and informative materials will be distributed.

Our Passport to Safety Program will take place during school hours on the following days.

HELKE                 

August 15, 2017                              5:30 PM – 7:00 PM                         Initial Parent Meeting & Bus Safety

August 18, 2017                               During School Hours                       Veterinarian, Water Safety, Bus Safety Review             August 21, 2017                               During School Hours                       Fire Department

August 22, 2017                               During School Hours                       Police Department & School Nurse                        August 22, 2017                               6:30 PM – 7:30 PM                         Graduation – Helke Gym

         

     

DEMMITT           

August 10, 2017                             5:30 PM – 7:00 PM                           Initial Parent Meeting & Bus Safety

August 23, 2017                              During School Hours                         Veterinarian, Water Safety, Bus Safety Review

August 24, 2017                              During School Hours                         Police Department & School Nurse                       

August 25, 2017                              During School Hours                         Fire Department

August 28, 2017                              During School Hours                         Graduation        

                              

The children will receive information and instruction on: making friends, avoiding strangers, bullying, bike safety, bus safety, pedestrian safety, pet safety, traffic safety, water safety, germ safety, fire safety and pool safety.

On “graduation day," as the children take pride in demonstrating the many skills they have learned, parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and may use cameras during the program.

 

 

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OUR CHILDREN, OUR COMMUNITY - WE ARE AVIATORS