Mr. Montanaro

Superintendent's Page

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

We look forward to welcoming our students back for the 2020-21 school year.

The coronavirus remains with us, and our schools will likely not return to normalcy until there is a vaccine or a cure. We recently released our school-opening plan.

(The entire plan can be downloaded on our Coronavirus Information Page @

JALSD is committed to supporting learning environments that protect student and staff health and safety. To do this, we will continue to monitor updates in guidance from the Department of Health, the Office of the Governor, and the Department of Education as it unfolds throughout the school year. We will communicate any changing requirements for operating our schools with our constituents.

Our plan is based on the belief that for many students and their families a return to school full time is especially important for their well-being.

Our plan includes two learning possibilities for our students:

1) Five days per week in-person learning and

2) For parents, who because of the risks posed by the Covid 19 do not want to have their child return to school, a full-time at-home learning program to meet the needs of their students has been developed.

We understand that we may be required to deliver education in a variety of ways and settings at different times throughout the school year. Everyone has a role to play in education. Now more than ever, we will have to work together to meet the needs and interests of our diverse constituency.


We are also adopting a Remote Learning Plan which outlines how we will conduct school for grades K-12 if our school district or any school buildings are required to close for a short or extended period of time.

Schools throughout Ohio will adapt and operate differently than was usual pre-pandemic. Parents, teachers, staff, and students will need to be flexible and open to the need to change plans and further adapt operations quickly and with little advanced notice. Our priority is to protect the health of our staff and students while continuing to provide an educational program aligned to the standards and capable of keeping our students on track at each grade level.

John Montanaro, Superintendent


District OfficeMailing Address:121 S Poplar StreetJefferson, Ohio 44047
John Montanaro, Superintendent(440) 576-9180
Jefferson Senior High SchoolJeremy Huber, Principal 440-576-4731
Jefferson Junior HighRichard Hoyson, Principal440-576-1736
Jefferson ElementaryTara Reed, Principal440-576-2646
Rock Creek ElementarySteve Candela, Principal440-563-3820
TransportationMs. Seanna Butler, Supervisor(440) 576-5732
Food Service Lisa Loomis, Supervisor(440) 576-9180