Superintendent's Message

From the Desk of Superintendent Ted Downing

From the Desk of Superintendent Ted Downing

August 2019 

I am extremely pleased with how the 2018-2019 school year went, which makes me very excited about the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.  Our test scores from last year exceeded expectations in many areas and we were at the top in several categories. We showed tremendous improvement in almost all tested areas. Our process and intervention strategies along with the hard work and dedication of teachers and staff helped our students make great strides. Also, our Preschool once again received the 5 Star rating through the Step Up to Quality Program.

We have new staff being added to the Bright Local family. Ms. Lana Fairchild has taken over the duties of District Treasurer and  Mr. Jason Iles has taken over the role of Principal for the Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High School. We look forward to working with both of these individuals and are excited to have them on board as our district moves forward. 

We have also added two Intervention Specialists to our team. Miss Brittany Smith will be at the high school and Mrs. Beth Applegate will be at the elementary.

For more information, please go to the district website ( or call 442-3114.

We want to emphasize that this is your district and our door is always open for you. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to call us here at Bright Local Schools.

Ted C. Downing
Bright Local Schools
(937) 442-3114 

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