Superintendent's Message

Superintendent’s Message


Here we are again . . . ready to begin a new school year.  I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer.  The new school year begins on Monday, August 20 for Elgin students.


Elgin will continue to emphasize and promote a safe school environment for our students and staff.  A full-time school resource officer has been hired by the district and will be present throughout the school day and will be at school functions.  Additional security measures have been put in place by the district to help insure the safety of everyone.


A new digital school sign has been installed on Keener Road at the school site.  This sign will be updated regularly and will contain important information about events and activities at Elgin.  Please enjoy the sign as you enter and exit the school grounds.


Please check the Elgin website at for the various links which will assist students, parents and residents of the community with up-to-date information and communication regarding current events, activities, dates, academics, athletics and contact information.  Student handbooks can also be found on the Elgin website.


We encourage parents and community members to take an active role in the education of Elgin students.  Elgin offers many opportunities to visit classrooms, perform volunteer work and to attend school functions.


The “Leader in Me’ program at Elgin Local for students in K-8 will continue.  Parents will be given information about the positive effects that this program will have on their children throughout the year.


Elgin has continued to keep abreast of changes in state instructional content standards by purchasing materials which are aligned to the current standards.


Students will again benefit from the innovations in the (DMC) Digital Media Center.  The Active Wall, Active Table and 3-D printer will challenge and engage Elgin students.


Elgin Local is anticipating another exciting and educational school year.  Please join us in sharing Elgin’s “PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE” as we strive to prepare our students for a successful and productive future.  Let’s work together to achieve goals and objectives.  I look forward to the opportunities that are offered to our students.  I look forward to a rewarding 2018-2019 school year.  Thank you.




Bruce Gast




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Contact Information

Elgin Local Schools
1239 Keener Road South  
Marion, OH 43302

Phone:  740.382.1101  
Fax: 740.382.1672