Despite historically deep budget cuts and the layoffs of dozens of teachers, Lakota Local Schools continued its streak of earning the state’s top academic rating of Excellent with Distinction when the Ohio Department of Education released the 2011-12 preliminary report card ratings Wednesday for schools and districts.
Lakota is the second largest district in Southwest Ohio and the seventh biggest in the state.
“When someone says we cut the budget by millions and the results are still just as good, we need to remember these results are from last year. We had many teachers who helped our kids learn this material who are not here anymore,” said Lakota Superintendent Karen Mantia.
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