Jeffrey Ferguson is beginning his 11th year as Superintendent of Tallmadge City Schools. Jeff just completed his 29th year in education, with 20 of those years in administration. Prior to becoming Superintendent, he was the Principal of Tallmadge High School. He also spent 7 years in the classroom teaching English. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Akron where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. We are excited to begin another successful year and look forward to the great things ahead.
This fall will be an important time for our district as we prepare to be on the November ballot.
Our district works hard to maintain its buildings and provide our students an excellent educational experience. Throughout the 2015-2016 school year, the district conducted an extensive community engagement process to determine the future plan for our schools.
On November 8, voters of the city of Tallmadge will see two issues regarding the Tallmadge City School District: a 3.86 mill bond issue focusing on academic needs and a 0.9 mill bond issue focusing on the athletic facility needs.
The 3.86 mill bond issue will consolidate the district's primary, elementary and middle schools into two buildings, a K-5 building and a 6-8 building on the middle school campus to provide academic space for 21st century-learning. This includes supporting technology needed for instruction in today's world and creating flexible classroom spaces to support best teaching practices and collaboration. This will also create operational cost savings and efficiencies.
The 0.9 mill bond issue will pay for the relocation of the high school athletic facilities. As a district, we are committed to providing best safety practices for our students. The relocation of would keep our high school athletes on the high school campus.
Voting is in the hands of our community members and I encourage you go to the polls on November 8.
This is our community, our plan and our vote.
For more information on the Tallmadge City School District's upcoming bond issues, please visit www.tallmadgeschools.org.