The Bucyrus City School District serves more than 1400 students, employs 225 professionals and works diligently to be good stewards of the $16 million budget the Bucyrus community provides for the education of its children.
The district works to provide an individualized and personalized education to students through many different avenues, including the traditional classroom setting, a Virtual Learning Academy and Educational Options Program. In addition to strong offerings of traditional, College Placement, Advanced Placement and College Credit Plus classes for students, Bucyrus places a strong emphasis on the visual and performing arts. Students are consistently recognized at the local, regional and state level for their artistic works and vocal and instrumental music performances.
While education is the focus of the Bucyrus City School District, the Board of Education and administration have positioned the district as a pioneer for new programs benefiting all levels of students in Bucyrus and Crawford County. The district was a pioneer in the implementation of The Leader in Me program in Crawford County. The Bucyrus Secondary School served as the pilot for the Workforce Awareness for Graduates and Educators (WAGE) program, which has since been implemented in all county school districts. The Bucyrus City School District was also the leader in the development and implementation of a district-wide weekend meal program, which is now overseen by the Bucyrus Backpack Program, LLC.
The district offers an outstanding 5-Star rated Preschool Program that recently expanded to serve more than 100 students, and has partnered with Pioneer Career and Technology Center to serve as the site for the State Tested Nursing Assistant Adult Diploma Program. The Bucyrus City School District is a recipient of two 21st Century Community Learning Center grants for both the Elementary and Secondary Schools, which provide for after-school programming for all students who wish to participate.
The rededication of the original bell from the old Union School was a major highlight of the 2016-2017 school year, and the installation of a solar panel array on the roof of the Secondary School during the 2014-2015 school year has allowed the district to participate in an energy savings program. The district also established the Bucyrus City School District Hall of Fame to honor distinguished Bucyrus graduates, school officials, faculty, staff, and friends of the Bucyrus community for their accomplishments or contributions to the school district, their community, or their profession in 2016.