When the Lancaster school district in Central Ohio passed their first new construction levy in more than 40 years, the district’s leadership decided it was time to celebrate, and thank voters. Here’s how they did it:
Lancaster City Schools Flash Mob
Fast forward to the 1-minute mark for the start of the action.
Kevin Snyder is the Lancaster school district’s director of educational information and technology services. (He’s also the guy with the blue tie who rushes out of the school building with the first group of teachers.)
He said he came up with the idea for a special “thank you, voters” message this spring, after voters approved an $88 million bond issue to pay for five new elementary schools. The new schools replace eight existing schools that are each upwards of 50 years old.
Once Superintendent Rob Walker (the guy in the tan suit who helps kick things off) signed off, Jennifer Conklin, a teacher at Lancaster’s East Elementary School and a former cheerleading coach, choreographed the district’s dance moves. Teachers and administrators practiced during lunch and before and after school school. And Lancaster’s career-tech students and staff shot and produced the video, Snyder said.
Among the responses to the video on Lancaster’s Facebook page:
Valerie Smell: Such an Awsome video!! Can say I was so happy I cried!!! Thank You Lancaster City Schools!!
Samantha Jennings Tavernia: This is a fantastic video. Great job Lancaster!! Loved the smiles on the kids faces.
Kye Ross: Looks like they enjoying themselves now build those buildings!
Note: This story has been updated to clarify the description of people appearing in the video.