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Every school in Ohio is in a bind after Gov. Mike DeWine ordered the closure of all schools from March 16 through April 3 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. He announced the mandatory closing in a press conference on March 12.

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A third attempt by Burton Township Trustees last week to resolve a revenue-splitting agreement with Burton Village on two township properties put a hold on the village’s plans to go it alone.

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Averting a near complete collapse in talks last week, Burton Village officials were able to strike a deal with Berkshire school officials for payment on an estimated $315,000 water tap-in fee.

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Burton Village Council moved quickly Monday to provide access to its water for the new Berkshire Local School District pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade campus as council pondered another tax-sharing proposal from Burton Township on the school and a senior living community.

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Public schools across the Chagrin Valley and Geauga County for the most part performed well on the annual district report cards released this morning (Sept. 12) by the Ohio Department of Education.

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The Berkshire Community Planning Association reviewed plans last week for bringing full-time fire departments to the community and how it will gauge the community on the future of Berkshire School District’s soon-to-be abandoned buildings.

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Solon High School senior Samuel Oguntoyinbo was named the grand prize winner of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage’s 11th annual Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out essay writing contest at an awards ceremony March 14 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Setting clocks forward and glimpses of warmer temperatures signal spring is on the way, and for local public school districts that means preparing and making decisions on interdistrict open enrollment.

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The Geauga County Educational Service Center and its Vocational Consortium play a major role in the lives of students with learning disabilities who are seeking to train for jobs. Mandi Baggett has been with the center for 12 years and is the career assessment specialist for the vocational c…

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The Berkshire community found a new source of pride Monday as architects for the Berkshire Local School District unveiled a schematic design of the district’s new $41.6 million school building.

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Newbury Board of Education members made a difficult and emotional decision when they voted on Jan. 14 to start the proceedings to become part of the West Geauga Local School District beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Tears, cheers and sometimes jeers marked Newbury Board of Education’s meeting Monday as the board voted 3-2 to enter into a territory transfer with the West Geauga Local School District.

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Newbury School District’s announcement Tuesday that it would become part of with West Geauga schools was approved by the board, according to Newbury Board of Education member Terry Sedivy.

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West Geauga Local Schools and Newbury Local Schools are going steady in ongoing talks of a territory transfer, but there’s not a ring on anyone’s finger just yet.

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What was once old is new again in Burton village as officials will likely look at annexation as a possible move in anticipation of being asked to provide water and sewer service to Berkshire Local School District’s planned campus at Kent State University, Geauga.

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Geauga County Commissioners gave approval Tuesday for the Department of Community and Economic Development to advertise bids for the Berkshire Local School District board offices, estimated at almost $50,000. Commissioners noted that the bids could be rescinded if they decide the federally m…