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Superintendent's Message

Jonathan Alder Local School District Superintendent Message 2022-2023

To Jonathan Alder Students and Families:

As we navigate through the second semester, we have so much to be thankful for.  Gratitude comes to my mind as I look around and witness the impressive academic and extracurricular progress by our students.  I am grateful for the work our teachers, coaches and staff have committed to as they work relentlessly through the 2022-2023 school year.

District Strategic Planning is underway and ongoing.  The 25 committee representatives will meet each month in order to update all team members, district leadership, staff and community partners regarding district and community growth including any new developments.

During the latest Strategic Planning meeting, the following was reviewed:

Economic and Housing Development Update:  What to expect in 3, 5, 10 years?

2023 study regarding the area 5 year economic growth plan.

Update: Public Utilities towards the school district US 42.

W Main Facility / Historic District Design Review Process.

Madison & Union County Auditor’s last assessed value.

Open Enrollment by Grade.

Steed Hammond & Paul, the Architects, Designers and Engineer Company, hired by the School Board, provides guidance to the district in order to make sound decisions throughout the process.  Before the Master Planning can take shape, some major decisions need to be approved by the School Board.  The community and school district will see growth over the next several years, however it is by design that the Strategic Planning Committee will effectively assist the Board as each decision made positively impacts and influences all students, staff and community.  The Strategic Planning Committee will prioritize steps of the process, make informed decisions and take proactive measures and actions.  The district enrollment is currently steady which will provide time for the SPC to carefully navigate next steps.

Please join in on our district One Word, TOGETHER as we continue striving to provide the opportunity, flexibility and accessibility our students need to achieve, compete and succeed.

Never hesitate to reach out to me or your child’s principal if you have any questions or concerns.  We are here to Serve.

In Gratitude,

James Miller Ed.D. 


Jonathan Alder Local School District 


"Leadership is demonstrated not so much in words as in actions and attitude" - Harold Geneen

. . . striving to provide the opportunity, flexibility and accessibility our students need to achieve, compete and succeed.