Former Newbury teachers now working in the West Geauga Local School District will retain their seniority, potentially sparing them from being first to the chopping block in the event of a reduction in force, according to a newly minted agreement.
On Monday, Jacqueline Baker and 22 other former Newbury district teachers filed a lawsuit in Geauga County Common Pleas Court against the West Geauga Local School District to recognize their seniority as teachers, which would protect them if the district chooses to reduce its number of employees.
NEWBURY — Township trustees are putting in place the first pieces of the puzzle in planning potential uses for the former Newbury school facilities should they choose to take ownership of the property.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Plans for a joint community meeting with West Geauga and Newbury local school districts remain in the works regarding the future of soon-to-be defunct buildings. The decision likely will be based on dollars and cents.
Both districts were straight to the point during their latest board of education meetings as Newbury and West Geauga local school districts approved a combined total of 19 layoffs in preparation for the territory transfer.
A Newbury parent turned the tables on the Newbury Board of Education Monday, following a presentation intended to present the school in a positive light.
The West Geauga Local Board of Education held a rescheduled special meeting Monday night where they passed a resolution to formally accept the territory of the Newbury Local School District.
Five candidates, including one incumbent, are vying for two seats on the Newbury Board of Education as the district prepares to become part of the West Geauga Local School District for the 2020-2021 academic year.
A short-handed Geauga County Educational Service Center voted unanimously last week in the second of two votes to approve the territory transfer of Newbury School District to the West Geauga.
In a board report during the West Geauga Board of Education meeting Monday, Board Member Kathy Leavenworth informed that, based on preliminary information, the Newbury referendum petition did not acquire the requisite number of signatures to put an issue on the March ballot pertaining to the…
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.
Newbury Trustees took the first step last week to turn around what is being described as a “embarrassing” and disgraceful chapter in the community’s recreation program.
Behind a program-record night from 5-foot-2, 115-pound freshman running back Dominic Johnson, Hawken School ended an 11-game skid with a 40-14 thumping of Newbury during its home opener on Friday night at Walton Stadium.
The Geauga County Educational Service Center backtracked last week, giving new life to a petition drive to stop the territory transfer of Newbury schools to West Geauga.
The Geauga County Educational Service Center voted unanimously last week, passing the first of two resolutions that would transfer the Newbury Local School District to the West Geauga Local School District.
With several large ongoing projects, including the proposed territory transfer with Newbury Local Schools and a potential bond issue for new construction and building renovations, the West Geauga Local School district is opting to make communication with parents, residents and stakeholders a…
The Geauga County Educational Service Center Governing Board set two dates Tuesday to decide whether to finalize the territory transfer of Newbury Local Schools to the West Geauga School District after hearing proponents and opponents on that transfer.
With very little fanfare, the West Geauga Board of Education stated its intent to continue pursuing a territory transfer with the Newbury Local School District.
The Geauga County Educational Service Center Governing Board set two dates Tuesday to decide whether to finalize the territory transfer of Newbury Local Schools to the West Geauga Local School District after hearing proponents and opponents on that transfer.
While the West Geauga Board of Education still needs to vote to confirm its willingness to move forward with a proposed territory transfer with Newbury Local Schools, school officials are completing their due diligence on how the consolidation would impact the district.
The Newbury Board of Education Monday approved the resignation of five district educators and coaches, including the high school assistant principal. The board also reappointed supplemental positions for the 2019-2020 school year.
Auburn Career Center has been expanding its programs including a new criminal justice course, Superintendent Dr. Brian Bontempo told Geauga County Commissioners last week.
Two residents have entered the race for the expiring seats on the Newbury Board of Education during the general election in November, both focused on uniting the township and ensuring a smooth transition if the proposed territory transfer with the West Geauga Local School District moves forward.
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.
Questions and appeals to not forsake the dedicated Newbury Local School District’s employees dominated discussions at the board of education meeting Monday as the district prepares for a territory transfer with West Geauga schools.
Newbury teachers are fighting back to keep their jobs as the district moves toward a territory transfer with the West Geauga School District.
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…
As preparations progress for the expected approval of Newbury Local School’s territory transfer to West Geauga Local Schools by the Geauga County Educational Service Center in the summer, Newbury Township residents are continuing to talk with each other and processing the decision.
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.
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.
In a majority vote Monday evening, the Newbury Board of Education approved a territory transfer with the West Geauga Local School District, the next step toward Newbury becoming a part of West Geauga at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.
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.
With several large issues coming to the forefront over the next six months for the West Geauga Local School District, the Board of Education formed an ad hoc committee to ensure the public is informed and participating in discussions.