25796 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, OH. 44028 | phone - 440-236-5008 | fax - 440-236-8817
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Notice of Vacancy - School Board Member
The Columbia Local Schools Board of Education will conduct interviews to fill a school board member seat that is vacant.  This term will expire on December 31, 2017.
Basic guidelines for qualifying as a school board member are:
  •  A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident of Columbia Township (within the school district boundaries)
  • Registered to vote in the Columbia Local School District

Please send your letter of interest/resume and any other information you would like to share to: 

Stephen Coleman, Vice President
Columbia Local Schools Board of Education
25796 Royalton Road
Columbia Station, Ohio  44028.
or email your information to:  eddyp@columbia.k12.oh.us
Application deadline is noon on December 5, 2016.
A Successful Food Drive
Thank you to the principals for organizing a holiday food drive for the Columbia Food Bank.  Over 1400 items were collected.  Thank you to students, staff and parents for your donations.  These items will make a difference in our community during the holidays.
Operation Street Smart
We are partnering with the Franklin County Sheriff’s office to bring a nationally known program to CHS on March 29th at 6:30 pm in the gymnasium. This program is designed to educate parents, teachers, social workers, community partners, and anyone with a nexus to children about current drug trends, terminology, and paraphernalia. The goal of this program is to arm parents and teachers with the information necessary to recognize the influences of the drug culture on their children, familiarize them with the many different drugs our children face, and share with them the experience and knowledge of undercover narcotics officers so they are better prepared to help their children make the right choices. Please mark your calendars! For more information on this program visit: https://sheriff.franklincountyohio.gov/programs/operation-street-smart-drug-education.cfm
September Student of the Month
Congratulations to Columbia Local School District's Student of the Month, Jaime LeBron! Jaime was nominated by Mrs. Susie Dunn.
In her nomination, Mrs. Dunn stated:
I injured my knee some weeks back and, while waiting on the possibility of surgery, have been struggling to walk, exercise, and resume normal activities. I attended the homecoming football game the evening of September 30 and sat up high on the bleachers. It was getting cold and was already very damp, my knee was aching and I decided to leave at halftime. I was very nervous about walking down the stairs, afraid to fall and being unsteady and stiff because of the weather and pain in my knee. Mrs. Filer casually asked Jaime to help me out and he enthusiastically volunteered his services. He escorted me down the wet stairs of the bleachers, actually held my hand, then asked me to put my hands on his shoulders so he could steady my gait as we walked down the stairs. I thought about it later, how he was not embarrassed in the least to help an older lady down those bleachers, actually holding her hand, in front of his peers and classmates. It was an unselfish, very kind act, and I think Jaime deserves to be recognized. It may seem a small thing to some, but to me it meant the world to me.
Way to go, Jaime!
CHS Stadium
On Friday, September 2nd, Columbia Local Schools dedicated the renovation of the stadium. On hand at the ceremony were all five members of the BOE, student athletes, band members, cheerleaders and staff.
Graig Bansek, Superintendent, recognized and thanked a large group of parents and community members that began the renovation with stadium lights and a press box almost twenty years ago.
Two years ago CLSD's insurance company and the EPA were questioning handicap accessibility and the concession stand. CLSD knew a plan had to be adopted. A committee was then formed to evaluate all of the facilities.
After many meetings and hours with architects and engineers the project got off of the ground in 2015. Phase one of the project completed last year addressed a handicap ramp, seating and partial concrete, construction of a visitor's press box and siding and roofing of the home press box.
Phase two was completed this summer with the addition of restrooms, ticket booth, band bleachers, renovations to the concession stand, handicap parking, parking lot and solid surfaces. Three new flag poles and flags as well as a new victory bell were provided by donation.
The project was paid for through donations, the sale of district properties and the Permanent Improvement Fund. No general fund monies were used for the project. The District also thanked the following people and businesses for donating time, labor or materials to the project:
Columbia Board of Education
Columbia Athletics
Columbia Athletic Boosters
J.L. Moore, Inc.
Kokosing Materials
Wayne Brassell
Columbia Township
Lorain County Solid Waste Management
The Custar Family
Columbia Fence
Jason Friscone
West Side Construction
CHS Class of 2016
Jay, Kim and Cody Schwartz
Jim Wright
Bill Brendza
Kokosing Construction.
In total, almost $70,000 was donated.
Substitute Bus Drivers Needed
The Columbia Local School District is seeking qualified candidates to use as substitute bus drivers.

If interested, please complete an employment application and return it to:

Al Cantrell
Transportation Supervisor
Columbia Local School District
25796 Royalton Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028

Download the application by clicking HERE.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and must pass a criminal background check. The need is for bus drivers to be used only on an as-needed basis.

Please contact Mr. Cantrell if you need further information, 440/236-8222.

The Columbia Local School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, age, disability or on the basis of legally acquired genetic information in employment or the provision of services.

District News
Free and Reduced Price Lunches

The Columbia Local School District today announced its 2016-2017 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

College Credit Plus
In an effort to make sure that all parents of Ohio middle and high school students know about Ohio's College Credit Plus program, the following directive was issued from Dr. Richard A. Ross, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact your building Principal or Guidance Counselor.
Graig Bansek, Superintendent
Patricia Eddy, Treasurer
Administration Center
25796 Royalton Road
Columbia Station OH 44028
Phone - (440) 236-5008
Fax - (440) 236-8817
Office Hours 7:00- 4:00
Calendar of events are listed on school webpages!  
Fast Facts
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Our Mission
“To provide the students of our community with the opportunity for a balanced education from a staff dedicated to each student’s success.”
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