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Minerva France set precedent for Black women in library science, higher education Minerva France portrait

Minerva France was relatively unheard of in Westerville — until last year.

WCSD awarded $1.7 million grant to purchase 4,000 Chromebooks Students working on Chromebooks.

The Westerville City School District has received a $1.7 million grant through the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund to expand students’ access to technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Child Tax Credit expanded to help more families in need

The Child Tax Credit is a tax refund designed to help families with the expense of raising a child. This year, the benefit was expanded to help families with the most need, regardless of their level of income. More than 27 million children are newly eligible for the benefit.

WCSD names new buildings after local educator, Minerva Park community WCSD Board of Education names new buildings

The new elementary school slated to open fall 2022 has been named Minerva France Elementary School, its namesake a Westerville native who was among the first Black women to receive a library science degree.

WCSD Food Service Department adapting to supply chain challenges, shortages Westerville South food service staff serve students.

Westerville City School District is facing food service challenges due to product shortfalls, delivery delays and staffing shortages among food vendors and distributors.

Westerville Education Foundation names Teachers of the Month for October Mark Twain's Shelley Seabury receives WEF Teacher of the Month for October

Shelley Seabury, a fifth-grade teacher at Mark Twain Elementary; Lisa Dapoz, a first-grade teacher at McVay Elementary and Lee Rutherford, an English teacher at Blendon Middle School have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s October Teachers of the Month.

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