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Our Community

The schools are the foundation of the community as school-sponsored events are well-supported by parents, students, alumni, teachers, and staff. The goal of developing well-rounded students in a safe and caring environment where every student is known and valued is shared by all.

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Our Schools

Highland Local Schools is located in southern Morrow County and serves the towns of Sparta, Marengo, and Chesterville. We offer four schools, including preschool, elementary, middle, and high school campuses.

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Our Board

The board takes pride in making decisions to forward the district, schools and in result the community. All board meetings are tentatively scheduled to take place the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the high school cafeteria.

Safer Ohio School Tip Line

Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764)

The Safer Ohio School Tip Line is a free safety resource available to all Ohio schools. The tip line is an anonymous reporting system that accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.  This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.  Things to report to the tip line include (but are not limited to):

  • Bullying incidents;
  • Withdrawn student behaviors;
  • Verbal or written threats observed toward students, faculty or schools;
  • Weapon/suspicious devices on or near school grounds;
  • Gang related activities;
  • Unusual/suspicious behavior of students or staff;
  • Self-harm or suicidal sentiments; and
  • Any other school safety related concerns.

Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.  Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts within Ohio Homeland Security.  If action is needed, the analysts immediately forward information to local school officials, law enforcement agencies and the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) for action and follow up.

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 @Nate_Huffman4 (Superintendent)
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 @HighlandMarengo

Covid-19 Update

Will parents be notified when there is a confirmed case of Covid-19 at their school?

The district will provide case notification to staff and parents in a specific classroom when a positive case is identified. The health district will follow up with individuals who are considered close contacts to alert them to monitor for symptoms. 

Will parents be notified of positive cases involving those in athletic, extra-curricular or co-curricular activities?

Notification of positive cases in athletic, extra-curricular or co-curricular programs will be provided to the impacted families of the students and their corresponding teams, clubs or groups.

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