The West Geauga Board of Education made several administrative changes last week with the hiring of a new high school principal and creation of two new positions.
Based on preliminary findings on a highest and best use study of the former Newbury school property, a community center is still likely, among other possible uses like industrial, office and warehouse, residential cluster development or standard housing.
Superintendent Richard Markwardt informed the West Geauga Board of Education that they should expect wetland and environmental analysis results of the former Newbury campus as soon as their April 12 meeting.
The West Geauga Local School District is estimated to receive an additional $1 million in federal funding to implement gap closing measures linked to the academic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
West Geauga Local Schools has preparations for the 2021-2022 school year underway with anticipated summer maintenance projects upcoming, as well as academic programming to help students who may be falling behind as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.