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  • 124 Bloomfield St
    Camden, Ohio 45311
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Water Pipe Break Repaired, Water Cleaned Up, Building Ready for Students and Staff at Jr/Sr HS

Sometime last evening to early this morning, a water pipe burst at the Jr/Sr High School. The mess left behind has been cleaned and the building is ready for students and staff. Below is a letter I sent to staff this evening. The information is appropriate for all to, I am providing it for all to see. 


I wanted to make you aware of a maintenance issue we had at the building today.

Sometime late yesterday afternoon to overnight, a flex pipe under a sink in the third floor men's restroom failed. This caused a lot of water to flow out of the restroom, into the hallway, and ending in about three classrooms across the hallway. Of course, water behaving the way it tends to behave, it proceeded to flow through cracks, crevices, and holes and made its way to the second and first floors. Needless to say, it was a mess. A lot of ceiling tiles were turned to mush and unfortunately, we lost some materials/textbooks in some classrooms. Dianna/Roger will be contacting those impacted. At any rate, please take a close look at your area tomorrow and please note anything that is lost or damaged. Also, do not throw anything away before getting the OK. We need to have a detailed accounting for insurance purposes.

If Brad Wright hadn't stopped in the building this morning, we would've had twice the cleanup. So, thank you Brad! Luke and Jeremy quickly stopped the leak and began coordinating the cleanup. Mollie was onsite to coordinate with our insurance company. Sue Woodard, Peanut and Con Cress, Kim Gregory, Tui Cimprich, Brad Wright, Dianna Whitis and her husband Brooks, and Roger Ellis were there this morning as well. The custodial crew did an amazing job. The company that arrived was amazed at how much they completed in such a short period of time.

The company began the process of drying the facility and removing tiles. There were many drywall areas impacted. They will take core samples and may (probably will) need to completely replace some walls.

As part of the cleanup, we will monitor the moisture levels in the walls and areas of the building in general. We will leave the ceiling tiles out of the trays for a few days to make sure everything is completely dry. We have the tiles on site and will get that completed as soon as we are able.

I believe that is everything I can think of at this time. We will be in session tomorrow and will work to quickly get the facility back to looking normal very soon.

In a successful school operation, people make the difference. We are blessed at Preble Shawnee to have people in every facet of our operation dedicated in making our schools a place to be proud of. I'm not trying to be sappy when I say I'm a profoundly honored to have the fortune to be this districts' superintendent.

See you tomorrow.

Dr. Matt M. Bishop

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Posted Sunday, September 17, 2017

Emergency Parental Notification Protocols

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Posted Thursday, September 14, 2017

New Attendance Law Information for Families

Click here for the one page information sheet

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Posted Friday, September 8, 2017

New Free/Reduced Lunch Applications Required

Friday, September 15th will be the last day to use last years Free and/or Reduced Lunch applications. Federal law requires a new application to be completed each school year. Starting September 18th, any student who does not have a new application on file will be charged full price for lunch. Camden Primary and West Elkton Intermediate lunch price is $2.50 while the Jr/Sr High School is $3.25. Applications are available below, in each buildings Principals office, and in the Food Service office at the Jr/Sr High School. If you need assistance completing the application, please call Diana Johnson 787-3541 ext. 2020 between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. We are here to help!

Click here for the 2017-18 Application

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Posted Friday, September 8, 2017

District to Sell Surplus Vehicles

Preble Shawnee Local School District will accept sealed bids for the following surplus vehicles:

Bid #1 2002 Dodge Ram 4x4 Truck 2500 with snow plow

Bid #2 1996 Dodge Ram 4x4 Truck 2500 with snow plow

Bid #3 1999 Ford Econoline Van

Vehicles will be available for viewing on September 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Preble Shawnee Jr/Sr High School Bus Garage, 5495 Somers Gratis Road, Camden, OH 45311.

Please send all sealed bids clearly marked with the vehicle you are bidding on to:

Mollie Hansel, Treasurer

Preble Shawnee Local Schools

124 Bloomfield St.

Camden, OH 45311

Bids will be accepted until September Thursday, September 28, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. The Board of Education reserves the right to refuse any or all bids.

Bid opening will take place Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

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Posted Thursday, September 7, 2017

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