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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village Schools with Pool Pass Purchase

Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village Schools Put Student Engagement and Movement First

Loudonville, OH - (May 25, 2023) - The Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village school district is taking an innovative and creative approach to student wellness this summer by purchasing pool passes for every student in the district. Using funding from the State of Ohio’s Student Wellness Fund, the school district has committed to providing its students with a pass to the Loudonville Public Swimming Pool. The move speaks volumes about their commitment to health and engagement for students inside and outside the classroom.

Governor Mike DeWine established the Student Wellness Fund to help schools meet the non-academic needs of students. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) directed districts and schools to develop plans for collaborating with at least one state-approved community partner. Each year, the ODE informs districts and schools how much of their state funding will be spent on social-emotional well-being initiatives. The list of acceptable initiatives consists of services such as physical and mental healthcare, community liaisons, support for family engagement, and services offered outside of regular school hours.

Loudonville City Councilman Matt Young and the District worked together to develop this plan for how the district’s Wellness Funds could best support the LPEVS students' wellness needs. They collaborated on this project to provide this opportunity with significant savings for the district on the cost of memberships.

“I want to thank Loudonville City Councilman Matt Young and the City of Loudonville for their efforts and collaboration in providing this wonderful opportunity to our students,” said BOE President John Carroll. “This initiative is helping us meet the non-academic needs of our students in meaningful ways, and for that, we are immensely grateful.”

The district's commitment to using the Student Wellness Fund focuses on encouraging and supporting physical activity, mental health, and student engagement among its students. By making this purchase, the district is giving students an innovative opportunity to develop skills and relationships that will stay with them long after they graduate from Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village Schools.

To learn more about Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village Schools, visit their website.

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