By SAMANTHA MCDONNELL
OBSERVER Staff Writer
SOUTH DAYTON - Pine Valley High School has a new way to track graduates after graduation. High School Principal Cathy Fabiatos announced the program LifeTrack Report at a recent board meeting.
OBSERVER Photo by Samantha McDonnell
The Pine Valley Board of Education heard a presentation on LifeTrack Report from High School Principal Cathy Fabiatos. Pictured is President Janie Waag (left) and Adelia Ritter (right).
"It's something that gives a survey at the end of the year to our seniors," Fabiatos said.
The program was purchased for graduates of 2011. The program gives the end of the year survey then gives two additional surveys to students so they have three surveys in three years. According to Fabiatos, the survey given to the 2011 and 2012 graduates at the end of the year saw no significant changes between the two sets of results.
The next survey is sent out 18 months after graduation and then a final survey is sent out five years after graduation. The company keeps tracks of the students and sends out letters and emails to keep in contact with them.
"I'm very eager to see where these kids end up and how these kids turn out," Fabiatos said.
The program costs the district $12 per student in each graduating class. The next report for the 2011 graduates will be sent out in December to 2011 graduates. According to Fabiatos, she should have the results at the February meeting.
Fabiatos also said the first day of school went smooth.
"This year went the smoothest for opening day," she said.
Elementary Principal Scott Burdick said a lot of new students were in attendance for the first day and the day went smoothly. The elementary school ended last year with 339 students and started the new school year with 330 students.
Superintendent Pete Morgante brought up the issue regarding if volunteer coaches should pay for their own training. After discussion, the board will revisit the issue at the next meeting on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.