Tuesday, December 4, 2012
In this letter to the editor, Woodridge Local Schools Superintendent Walter Davis thanks the voters who helped pass Issue 71, and offers remarks on the future of the district.
- W. Davis
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Dear Community Members, Thank YOU! In these challenging times, we acknowledge the sacrifice that residents and businesses continue to make to provide the district with the tools necessary to give Woodridge students the opportunities that a first-class education requires. A new levy is, indeed, a sacrifice for all of you. This levy will enable the district to maintain programs, keep staff, and continue to meet the needs of our students. This levy will play a significant role in our ability to preserve the traditions of excellence that we have all come to expect. Even with these new funds, we will continue to operate with a keen focus on the bottom line. We will conserve where possible, share services with other entities, and seek additional…
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!
The Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight.
The Woodridge Board of Education will consider placing a levy on the fall ballot at its special meeting tonight. After reviewing the timeline for state funding cuts, Woodridge Local Schools Superintendent Walter Davis recommended the district hold off on asking voters to approve its emergency operating levy until more information became available. The Board of Education agreed to delay its request and removed the measure from the May ballot at that meeting in March. Davis then mentioned in a meeting in late May that it was time to reconsider going to the voters for support in the fall. To avoid a $5 million deficit projected for the 2013-14 school year, Woodridge Treasurer Deanna Levenger told the West Side Leader that the district will …