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Stow school board acknowledges national recognition, levy committee

By Marchae Grair
Ohio.com correspondent

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Stow superintendent Russ Jones presents a banner to High School Principal Chris DiMauro and the Board of Education recognizing its AP Honor Roll accomplishment. (Marchae Grair/Ohio.com)

STOW: The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education celebrated the high school's  national recognition during the school board meeting Monday night.

Stow-Munroe Falls High School was one of 539 high schools from the United States or Canada recognized for simultaneously increasing the availability of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, while increasing the percentage of students scoring three or higher on the exam.

District Superintendent Dr. Russell D. Jones presented a banner to Stow High School Principal Chris DiMauro to commemorate the honor.

“Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s Advanced Placement program because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP coursework,” read Jones during the presentation.

AP courses are college-level courses for which high school students can receive college credit for free if they have a high score on the standardized test.

Jones also presented awards to those who have been active on the levy committee. He gave special plaques to Mike Barnes, who served as levy chairperson during the successful levy renewal bid and Bill Choler, who is retiring from the levy committee after eleven years of service.

Other meeting items included the unanimous approval to buy a spare school bus and a private executive session discussing personnel adjustments and legal matters.

All motions approved at the meeting carried in the absence of Board President Karen Powers.