The West Geauga Wolverines girls basketball team is finally back on the court. The team had to wait a long time to start playing again after the beginning of the season was delayed. All athletics were paused for close to four weeks due to precautionary measures because of the pandemic.
After the finalization of the territory transfer of Newbury to West Geauga, the school districts spent the first half of 2020 preparing for the initiative to go into effect, including personnel matters and what to do with the former campus in Newbury Township.
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.
Despite their reopening plan in place, West Geauga addressed some primary concerns with the restart of schools this month amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. An established committee intends to investigate the matters further.
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.
All students in the West Geauga Local School District, whether they opted for in-person or virtual instruction for the upcoming school year, may be looking at a remote start for the first three weeks of school.
The West Geauga Local School District is planning to implement two models for reopening schools for the 2020-21 academic year this August, giving families the option to choose between entirely online or onsite.
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.