The results are in, and they reflect much of what stakeholders have already discussed in previous public meetings regarding the fate of the Newbury Local Schools’ property.
State guidelines announced late last week to safely open public schools during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic came as no surprise to superintendents across the Chagrin Valley.
The Newbury Local Board of Education met for their final meeting Monday night, where they approved the disposition of the school district property, officially leaving the fate of the land in West Geauga’s hands.
The majority of parents responding to a recent Solon City School District survey indicated that their children did well with remote learning put into play after the state closed school buildings in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A day shy of the end of the 2020 fiscal year, the Chardon Schools Board of Education approved a number of financial and administrative items during a board meeting broadcast via YouTube on Monday.
Cardinal Schools Superintendent Bill Kermavner said last week that his district would offer remote learning options regardless of the governor’s recommendations to open the schools for the next academic year.
Despite a delay of guidance from Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, Superintendent Lynn Campbell said that the Orange City School District is exploring multiple options for returning to school this fall.
West Geauga Local Schools rolled out two new stakeholder committees to continue the discussion of Newbury school facilities and the reopening of the 2020-21 school year.
In direct response to the Black Lives Matter movement, the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District officially rejected “all forms of racism and discrimination” last week with the board’s unanimous passage of a resolution to develop a strategic plan for equality in education.
Parents in the Cardinal Local School District want children to return to the classroom full time when school resumes in the fall, according to partial results of a district survey.
Chardon Local School District officials are turning their efforts to planning for the 2020-21 academic year, and have outlined possible models of operation, Superintendent Michael Hanlon announced at the Board of Education meeting on Monday.
Parents must sign a variety of liability and consent forms for their children to participate in school-sponsored activities and sports, but COVID-19 never has been on the list.
NEWBURY — Cars lined up along Auburn Road as dark clouds rolled in from the distance, but there was no rain on this parade as students and parents waved one last goodbye to their Newbury Local School District campus last week.
The Solon City Schools Board of Education approved two administrative moves Monday, appointing Mike Acomb to director of business personnel and Julia Howell as the new principal for Lewis Elementary School.
After months of planning and several joint community input meetings, the West Geauga and Newbury local boards of education are now looking at how to move forward with having better insight on community wants and concerns for the Newbury schools’ facilities.
PEPPER PIKE — Orange City School District Superintendent Lynn Campbell has established a back to school discussion group to help guide the planning for classes this fall. With future restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic still unknown, he said that the district needs to be prepared for a…
After consulting with a local political expert, the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Board of Education came to an unofficial agreement to put a 3.85-mill levy on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.
GATES MILLS — With an ongoing deficit of $450,000 in the forecast for the village, residents and officials on the tax subcommittee of the Long Range Financial Planning Commission gathered on June 3 to discuss tax alternatives to bring more revenue to the village. The main proposals were taki…
One year ago today, Kenston educator Abra Schweickert expanded her mission to help special needs individuals. After buying the 60-year-old business, Maggie’s Donuts in Hiram, she turned it into what is now called Maggie’s & MORE, employing special needs students from area schools.
The Newbury and West Geauga boards of education are back on track for determining the future of Newbury’s property after two joint virtual meetings with residents and township trustees last week. A survey is now open for community input as Newbury prepares to become part of the West Geauga d…
Starting next school year, the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District faces deficit spending as expenditures increase and revenue decreases. Without the passage of a levy or making cuts to their budget, the district’s five-year forecast projects a negative balance of almost $1 millio…
The Chardon Local School District formed a back-to-school task force consisting of 30 staff members, parents and school board members, Superintendent Dr. Michael Hanlon announced last week.
More than 100 community members signed onto Zoom for a special joint meeting of the Newbury and West Geauga boards of education Wednesday evening, but the high turnout of hopeful participants combined with technical difficulties forced the districts to reschedule.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine called for the closure of schools back in March to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak, leaving kids giddy over an “extended spring break,” as he called it, and the switch to online learning.
“For those who thought a virtual graduation was going to be boring, it’s not,” West Geauga Superintendent Richard Markwardt said. “It will be anything but boring, but it will also be very nontraditional.”
Most parents want the Chardon Local School District to follow tradition by opening the upcoming academic year in August and holding mostly in-person classes.
In February, spirits were high as members of the Finance and Budget Committee looked to place a levy on either an August or November ballot for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District.
The Solon City School District is no exception to the sweeping changes caused by the COVID-19 outbreak when it comes to celebrating High School seniors at the close of the school year.