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Five candidates are vying for three seats on the Orange Board of Education in the Nov. 2 general election. Incumbents Rebecca Boyle and Jeff Leikin are running for re-election and Scott Bilsky is running to retain his seat. He was appointed earlier this year after Deborah Kamat resigned. New…

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Families living on North Pointe Drive scrambled near the start of the school year to determine whether their children would continue attending the Orange City School District or transfer to the Beachwood City Schools. Ultimately the issue was resolved, according to Orange Board of Education …

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After Orange Community Education and Recreation faced a deficit of $750,000 per quarter in October of 2020, the department ended fiscal year 2021 with a deficit of $64,545. Orange City School District Treasurer Todd Puster said that the work of Recreation Director Jill Korsok and her team si…

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About 25 parents joined the Orange Board of Education meeting on Monday to hear the conversation about COVID-19 and the district’s mask mandate. Several parents spoke up, voicing their support of the policy or asking the board to lift the mandate.

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Children concluded a fun-filled week at Safety Town on Friday with a visit from the Chagrin Valley Fire Department. Safety Town is a 30-year-old rite of passage for students starting kindergarten in the Orange City School District.

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Orange City School District Superintendent Lynn Campbell last week announced a mask requirement for students, staff and visitors. The mandate went into effect on Monday and is applicable when people are indoors, including on buses, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Superintendent Lynn Campbell sent an anonymous survey to Orange City School District parents on Friday to gather information about student vaccinations. School starts on Aug. 23, and district officials are planning the fall return to school as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19 and …

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Manny and Judi Naft, Pepper Pike residents and co-treasurers of the Say No to Rezone Political Action Committee, approached the Orange Board of Education last week for help in preventing development on the Beech Brook property.

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The Orange Board of Education approved the five-year forecast on Monday, which gives a long-term view of the district’s finances. It is difficult to forecast the district’s financial position into the future, Treasurer Todd Puster said, due to much uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Faculty, staff and administrators at the Orange City School District are teaming up on a social justice initiative. There have been conversations throughout the district on diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice for many years, employees said, but they are hoping that changes will s…

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The Orange City School District is using Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds to cover various types of instructional supplies and personal protective equipment, according to Treasurer Todd Puster. He explained various grants that the district received and COVID-related ex…

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Orange Board of Education member Deborah Kamat announced her resignation effective May 3 at the board meeting on Monday. The board met in person at the Pepper Pike Learning Center. Mrs. Kamat joined the meeting virtually and left the meeting after she announced her resignation.

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The Orange City School District opened for a full-time, in-person learning model on March 1 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit a year ago. Each building principal gave a positive update on their school building at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, noting students’ com…

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Members of the Orange Teachers Association voiced concerns with a lack of physical distancing in a letter submitted to the Board of Education last week. Members of the teachers union said that they are advocating for a safe learning environment by following the guidelines from the Centers fo…

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Superintendent Lynn Campbell of the Orange City Schools said that district employees will receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 19. The Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio is coordinating the vaccination effort for school employees.