The district will continue to request to use law enforcement to observe the campus after school hours and during the work day to maintain the safety of the campus for our students. The FBI and Authorities do have a person of interest that they are directing their energies on. It does not appear they are in this area. We do not have any other information at this time and we will continue to work with authorities.
October 29, 2014
Dear Parents and Supporters of the Black River Local School District,
The Black River Local Schools was closed on October 28, 2014 due to a safety concern for our
students and staff. A staff member was sent a personalized email concerning a bomb that
caused us to alert the Ashland County sheriff.
Due to the nature of the letter, the district was shut down as a precaution and we did do a
thorough search of all the Black River buildings and the complex. This was in conjunction with
the Ashland County sheriff and other local and state law enforcement agencies.
We are also addressing follow-up threats in the district.
We have treated this threat very seriously, have evaluated our procedures, and will continue
to work to make this the safest educational environment for our students.
Also, the texting system Black River is utilizing is not servicing the district’s needs as a free emergency system.
The district will be obtaining a different service so that all text alerts are sent and received in a timely fashion
Chris A. Clark, Superintendent
Black River Local School District
All veterans and community members are invited to our annual Veterans Day program presented by the third grade class of Black River Education Center on Tuesday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
Our students will present a program of music, poetry, and recognition of our honored veterans during this special event.
Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria after the program.
We would love to see you there.
District Starting Times
High School-First Bell-7:30 am-2:32pm (Grades 9-12)
Middle School -First Bell 7:35 am-2:25 pm (Grades 6-8)
Elementary School First Bell-9:00 am-3:40 pm (Grades K-5)
The state report card is out. Go to the following link to obtain Black Rivers Results: