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After months of following guidance from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orange City School District is considering veering away from the county’s recommendation.

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The Orange City School District plans to implement its hybrid model on Oct. 19 after spending weeks devising a schedule for each building, ordering plenty of personal protective equipment and fielding hundreds of questions from parents.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange Community Education and Recreation had a $700,000 deficit at the end of the fiscal year, according to Treasurer Todd Puster. He said that Orange recreation had to give refunds for many programs that were canceled due to the pandemic, leading to a severe l…

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PEPPER PIKE — The Orange Board of Education passed a resolution to allow four students living on North Pointe Drive at The Pointe subdivision to remain in the Orange schools, even though they live in the Beachwood City School District, Orange school board President Beth Wilson-Fish said on S…

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PEPPER PIKE — The Orange Board of Education members brought the discussion of a new front entrance at Orange High School back to the table at their Monday meeting. Discussion should begin early, they said, to ensure safety for the children at the school and to stay on track for prime constru…

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Director of 21st Century Curriculum Karen Moore said that this fall, Orange City School District students will have a new and improved version of virtual learning.

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After calling off sports practices at the end of July, Superintendent Lynn Campbell announced last week that sports were to resume on Monday for the Orange City School District.

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More than 170 people joined the Orange Board of Education meeting on Monday to hear about the district’s plans for reopening this fall. In the meeting that lasted three and a half hours, 24 parents and students expressed their disappointment with Orange’s reopening plans. Some were requestin…

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Four years of work finally came to fruition on June 19 when NXTSTOR, an app to find storage space for your belongings, launched on the App Store and Google Play Store. The app is the brainchild of Brandon Gotlieb, 22, and his co-founder, Ashwyn Rajgopal.

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Orange Superintendent Lynn Campbell presented two recommendations for returning to school this fall, a blended learning option and a fully remote option. Two hundred people piled into the Zoom meeting on Monday to hear proposed plans for the Orange City School District.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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The Orange City School District won a lawsuit in the Ohio Supreme Court in March to ensure fair taxation to all property owners. The decision confirmed that a common practice known as “drop and swap” transactions cannot be used to avoid an accurate property valuation, which impacts how much …

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Local school districts and the Ohio Department of Education knew that launching a new statewide teacher evaluation system would be difficult, but they never thought they would have to worry about introducing their Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) 2.0 during a pandemic.

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PEPPER PIKE — School officials for the Orange City School District are questioning if they can push back the levy that was planned for 2021 due to unknown future revenues and a recent decrease in the district’s expenditures.

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Orange City School District Superintendent Lynn Campbell announced Monday that the Orange High School locker room and front entrance renovation project is on hold due to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 that has shut down the schools and other operations.

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going. That’s the attitude that Girl Scouts of America Service Unit 741 Director Kim Ullner and her scouts have taken toward COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus that is putting the state in a virtual lockdown. With 9,000 boxes of cooki…

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After experiencing what Orange Board of Education President Beth Wilson-Fish called “sticker shock” at the $3.24 million guaranteed maximum price for the Orange High School renovation, the board members and the district administration are looking for ways to cut costs.

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Treasurer Todd Puster of the Orange City School District continues to forecast the need for a levy in 2021 due to long-term expenditures exceeding revenues. The Orange Board of Education and members of the administration met in a retreat on March 13 to discuss a number of topics, including l…

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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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Mayor Bruce Mavec of Hunting Valley worked quickly to address a letter that was mailed out last week to encourage residents to vote down the Orange Community Education and Recreation levy renewal that was supposed to be on the Tuesday primary ballot. Director of the Ohio Department of Health…