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River Valley Local Schools
197 Brocklesby Rd.
Caledonia, OH  43314
Mr. Jim Peterson, Superintendent
Phone: (740) 725-5401
Fax: (740) 725-5499

Mrs. Nancy Lemke, Secretary to the Superintendent
Phone: (740) 725-5401

The River Valley Local Schools serve approximately 2,000 students in Marion and Morrow counties.  Formed in 1962, the River Valley Local School District has a proud tradition of academic achievement.

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Dear River Valley District Residents:

During my two years as superintendent of River Valley Local Schools I have traveled throughout the district, meeting with residents and families. I have heard many compliments, but also some concerns. Changes in state testing mandates have caused additional stress for everyone. Common core issues prompted members of the community to ask questions. Change is always difficult, and decisions about those changes are just as difficult. I hope that the parents, families, and community will trust us to be knowledgeable about the issues, open in our communications, and clear as to the expectations.

Just as when the district and community confronted the environmental issues and made the transition from the old buildings to the new buildings, I hope we can face changes, challenges, budget issues, and educational achievement united as a community. It is my strong desire for us, as residents of River Valley Local School System, to trust one another, work together for a common purpose, and support one another like family.
I want to bring us all together. This is a strong, vital community. This is a large, diverse, and vibrant community. This is a place we are proud to call home. Even in the happiest of families, concerns are bound to arise. Differences of opinion happen. Just as we do in our families, let us decide to speak openly and honestly about any issues we may have, and work together to find solutions.
I know we share common interests and priorities. We want the very best for both our children and our community. My goal is to create a River Valley family, built on good relationships and trust. In order to do this, we must understand that all district decisions are made with the best interests of our students in mind.
As superintendent, I will continue to work hard for this goal, and to represent River Valley Local Schools to the best of my ability. Please feel free to contact me with your comments or concerns. Let’s work together to be the very best that we can be in 2015 and beyond. 


James P. Peterson,

River Valley Local Schools
197 Brocklesby Rd.
Caledonia, Ohio 43314
Phone 740-725-5401
Fax 740-725-5499



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