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 …
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.
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.
At a time when social distancing is necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus, teachers are getting creative to continue connecting with their students.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
PEPPER PIKE — At the end of 2019, the Orange Board of Education discussed a $2.5 million locker room renovation at the high school. The conversation soon expanded to include plans to renovate the front entrance of Orange High School and the board on Monday reviewed two rough sketches.
At a special meeting on Dec. 17, the Orange Board of Education voted 4-1 to approve a proposal from ThenDesign Architecture to offer design services for the women’s varsity locker room renovation at a cost of $175,000. ThenDesign Architecture will make drawings for the project to update part…
The Orange Icemen went down early and only had maybe three or four shots on goal during a division struggle against the Normandy Invaders on Friday night at The Pond in Auburn Township.
Meredith Bond, who lost her bid for an Orange school board seat, raised and spent significantly more money than her opponents during the Nov. 5 general election, according to campaign finance reports filed last week.
In a presentation intended for design drawings, conversations quickly shifted to financial capacity for the renovation of the Orange High School girls locker room Monday with concerns resurfacing on the district’s permanent improvement fund.
The Orange Board of Education may support the Plain Local School District in its attempt to keep small groups of residents from leaving a district, a situation that Orange dealt with recently with a small group of Hunting Valley residents.
Parents of students with learning differences demanded American Sign Language as an option for children in the Orange City School District during a recent meeting with administrators.
After adopting a new online tool for math called DreamBox, students at Moreland Hills Elementary School are showing major strides in math concepts, according to math coach Christa Krohn.
The proposed varsity women’s locker room renovation at Orange High School could cost an estimated $2.5 million, according to project executive Andy Hudak of Albert M. Higley Co.
HUNTING VALLEY — Council has continued to pay the Batchelder Company, a Columbus lobbying firm, to look for legislative paths to reduce public school property taxes for village residents even though Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed an amendment with this goal four months ago.
PEPPER PIKE — Though discussed for years, now may be the time to seriously consider renovations for the Orange High School varsity locker rooms.
The Orange gridders (3-6, 2-4) left no doubt on the gridiron during a 36-6 road drubbing of Division II Lakeside (1-7, 1-5) in Chagrin Valley Conference play on Friday night in Ashtabula County.
Voters in the Orange City School District may see a new levy on the ballot in 2021, according to Treasurer Todd Puster. The five-year forecast predicts falling cash reserves, leading district officials to consider a levy.