Old Fort High School

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Old Fort High School
Location
7635 North County Road 51
Old Fort, Ohio 44861
Coordinates41°14′05″N 83°08′56″W / 41.234762°N 83.148954°W / 41.234762; -83.148954Coordinates: 41°14′05″N 83°08′56″W / 41.234762°N 83.148954°W / 41.234762; -83.148954
Information
TypePublic
School districtOld Fort Local School District
PrincipalErica Cobb
Grades7–12
Enrollment293 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Brown and Gold         
Athletics conferenceSandusky Bay Conference
MascotStockader
Website

Old Fort High School is a public high school in Old Fort, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Old Fort Local School District. Their nickname is the Stockaders. They were long-time members of the Midland Athletic League but joined the Sandusky River League for the 2014–15 school year.[2] Membership in the SRL ended in 2016 when that league (along with Old Fort) merged into the Sandusky Bay Conference for the 2016-17 school year.

Absorption of Bettsville's school district[edit]

In January 2014, a community forum of 200+ people at the Bettsville school showed that a majority were in favor of letting their district be absorbed into the neighboring school district for Old Fort.[3] This was mainly due to the increasingly large deficit the Bettsville school board was faced with, which was estimated to be around $775,000. The school district was also placed under fiscal emergency on February 6, 2014 by state auditor Dave Yost.[4] Old Fort was decided as the best fit after approaching other neighboring districts because Bettsville and Old Fort already shared administration and staff. Bettsville's school became a much-needed K-6 building for Old Fort while the 7-12 students would attend Old Fort High School.[5]

Other less popular options voted on were to keep Bettsville open, but make severe cuts to staff and extracurricular activities while asking for a levy to pass; or to allow the students to open-enroll at other districts and keep the building open solely to be cared for by a maintenance staff.

Bettsville's board of education approved the resolution to join under Old Fort, which was then approved by Old Fort's board. For the 2014-15 school year, Bettsville's district territory transferred to Old Fort's.[6]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Old Fort High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.sanduskycentralcatholic.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=262439&id=0 Panthers leading new athletic league. Feb. 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Herbert, Amber (January 31, 2014). "Bettsville school eyes combining with Old Fort". Fostoria Review Times. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Walby, Nicole (February 7, 2014). "Bettsville schools in fiscal emergency". Tiffin Adviser-Tribune. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-02-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ McCray, Vanessa (June 22, 2014). "Bettsville schools to merge with old rival". Toledo Blade. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  7. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  8. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.

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