Friday, February 15, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls Athletic Director Tom DiFrancesco said the high school will post the opening for the head football coach this week
As of right now, Cuyahoga Falls High School is officially without a head football coach. On Sept. 10, the Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education appointed then-coach Mike Miller as unit principal of Falls High School for the 2012-13 school year, and on Monday, the board approved his resignation as head football coach, the Falls News-Press reports. Cuyahoga Falls Athletic Director Tom DiFrancesco told the Akron Beacon Journal the football coaching job will be posted internally and externally this week, and he hopes to have a new coach by April or May. “We hope to pick the best candidate that can keep up the high standards that Mike set,” DiFrancesco said in the Beacon. “Mike had the program going in the right direction after we had fallen on …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Cuyahoga Falls School Board voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Mike Miller at Monday night's meeting
It's official. Mike Miller will no longer be the head football coach for Cuyahoga Falls, starting Aug. 29. The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to accept the resignation of Miller, who became a unit principal at Cuyahoga Falls High School in September 2012, according to the Falls News-Press. He replaced Allison Bogdan, who recently was appointed principal of Roberts Middle School. Miller, who was also the football conditioning supervisor, is a 1999 graduate of Falls High and earned his bachelor's degree from Mount Union College, where he played football and baseball.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Board voted unanimously to appoint Kellie Patterson as president at an organizational meeting on Monday night.
With a unanimous vote on Monday night, Kellie Patterson was appointed president of the Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education. Patterson, who has served on the board for five years, replaced Dave Rump in the leadership role. Board member Barb Gunter was appointed vice president. Patterson and Gunter will each serve one-year terms. Following the vote, Patterson offered this statement to the public: I want to thank my colleagues for their vote of confidence. There are many that would have thrown the towel in long ago. The fact that we still sit here together, despite the trials and tribulations we’ve faced, speaks volumes on the character of the people that I serve with. Our differences do not divide us. Our differences seem to be the driving…
Friday, September 7, 2012
Board members then turn to task of cutting costs in case November levy fails.
The Woodridge Board of Education voted at a special meeting Thursday night to combine third-graders and fourth-graders in a class to help reduce class sizes in those two grades. The vote was to approve a memo of understanding between the school board and the Woodridge Education Association, which represents the district's teachers. The memo applies only for this class for the current school year, although a similar solution could be used again the next year. The board then turned its attention to what was described as a difficult task of deciding what cuts to make to the 2013-2014 school year budget if the November levy fails. Superintendent Walter Davis presented a list of recommendations to the board that totaled $2.795 million in …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
School administrators and the Board are meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday night to discuss a new levy that will most likely go on the August ballot.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. After narrow back-to-back issue failures, the Woodridge Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday night to discuss their next move on a new levy. The first issue, a 5.88-mill, $2.85 million per year emergency levy, failed by 224 votes last November. Issue 10, a 6.83-mill, $3 million per year levy, failed by 231 votes in March. To prepare for the meeting, the board held three levy forums last week and asked residents to attend and explain why they voted no. After hours of open discussion, board president Tammy Heffernan and board member George DeBord said it boils down to a few main points. Voters want teachers to contribute more to their health insurance plans, they want …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Lame-duck board extends contract.
Friday, October 14, 2011
No reason immediately available for cancellation.
Cuyahoga Falls school board candidate Mike Penta told Cuyahoga Falls Patch that the Cuyahoga Falls PTSA has canceled a Candidates Night session scheduled to take place Oct. 19 at Bolich Middle School. No reason for the cancellation was immediately available, but the PTA had said in a published announcement that no video or audio recording devices would be allowed at the session, a ban that most if not all of the candidates opposed. Such a ban apparently would have been in violation of Ohio "sunshine" laws, which do not allow public meetings to ban such media devices with very few exceptions (some parole hearings, executive sessions, matters involving minors). The candidates will be available together at the Cuyahoga Falls Library at 10 a.…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Details on where and when you can meet face to face with the candidates Monday evening.
Voters are invited to meet the candidates for the two open seat on the Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education Monday night. Meet and Greet Details: Coffee and bagels will be served. Previous Coverage:
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Board of Education thanks former superintendent for his service to school district.
At the Monday meeting of the Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education, members of the board and the community thanked Ed Holland, former superintendent, for his service to the school district. Holland, who begins this week as superintendent in the Cuyahoga Heights City School District, lead the meeting. "I just want to thank you for your years of dedication. Cuyahoga Falls' loss is their gain," said Leslie Frank of Cuyahoga Falls. Linda Read thanked Holland for having supported the Parent-Teachers' Association. Holland said it was his honor to have worked with PTA members. Board President Therese Dunphy remarked on improvements in the school district in recent years under Holland's tenure. "We have a pretty decent crowd for a summer board meeting…
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
After removing the emergency levy in May, the Board of Education votes to submit a levy request to the Summit County Board of the Elections.
Now that the Woodridge Board of Education knows how much state funding it will lose, board members voted Wednesday night at its special meeting to move forward and place a $2.85 million emergency levy on the fall ballot. Superintendent Walter Davis estimates the dollar amount will equate to a 5.89 mill levy in November. If approved by voters, it will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $206.50 each year. State budget cuts for the district are estimated at $1.4 million. Log on to Cuyahoga Falls Patch Thursday morning for full coverage—including video reaction from the school board members!