Chardon High School seniors Sierra Feller (left) and Nathan Tager (right) were crowned the 2021 Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the Oct. 8 football game against Madison.

Kelly Misch, 440-285-4052, ext. 409

Issue 22

The Chardon Board of Education voted unanimously on Aug. 2 to place a 15-year 0.81-mill bond issue on the Nov. 2 ballot. Issue 22 would generate $7.2 million over 15 years for the district to continue efforts towards maintaining its school facilities.

Issue 22 is focused on continuing the next level of capital improvements to the district’s current school facilities and campus to enhance school safety and security, address operational issues and comply with Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. The bond issue would cost taxpayers $28.35 the first year per $100,000 of home value with the annual amount decreasing in subsequent years.

Detailed information on Issue 22 is presented in the district’s Open Lines printed newsletter headed to residential and business mailboxes this month. In addition, an Issue 22 online resource web page can be accessed from the top banner of the school’s website at

The board office welcomes questions about Issue 22 by phone at 440-285-4052 or by email at

Grant learning program

Chardon High School science teacher Rebecca Schneider secured a Chardon Schools Foundation grant in May for Earth Force water quality monitoring test kits and Rapitest digital soil test kits to be used during outdoor studies by the school’s environmental science and biology courses in the 2021-22 school year and beyond.

The test kits enhance students’ laboratory experiences by giving them real-world data collection techniques and analysis. The design of the kits is such that students can physically test samples in the field instead of having to transport them back into the classroom.

Cartoonist visits park

ZED comic strip cartoonist Duane Abel visited the Park Elementary students in the school’s auditorium on Sept. 17 where he presented his high-energy, interactive “Draw Your Destiny” assembly. During the Park PTO-sponsored event, Mr. Abel highlighted the importance of student learning while sharing his career path.

The ZED comic strip is featured in Mr. Abel’s Corkey Comics book collections and in nearly 30 newspapers nationwide. Mr. Abel travels to over 100 schools each year to present “Draw Your Destiny” to students.

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