Monday, March 14, 2011
City Council approves school’s plan to add nearly 35,000 square feet.
The Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy on Wyoga Lake Road has nearly reached its fundraising commitment goals for a major expansion of the school’s facilities. Cuyahoga Falls City Council approved the school’s plans during its Feb. 28 council meeting. The next step would be to start breaking ground, said City Councilman Terry Mader (Ward 8). CVCA Chief Financial Officer Jim Gaul said the school was near its fundraising commitment goal of about $5.2 million as part of the Tools for Transforming Tomorrow vision campaign. “We still have some fundraising to do,” Gaul said, but he believes the plans would be on schedule for a June groundbreaking and about a year’s construction work, and the addition should be ready for the 2012-2013 school year…
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
After interviewing 14 candidates, the board quickly narrowed its decision down to their top pick.
It's unanimous. The Woodridge Board of Education Tuesday night selected George DeBord to fill the school board seat vacated by James Vechery. DeBord, vice president of finance for Oriana House, was chairman of the school levy committee and considered instrumental in placing the 6.7 levy on the upcoming May ballot, a levy crucial to the school district. DeBord, who has been active in the Woodridge schools, will fill the remainder of Vechery's term. Vechery announced his resignation in January, citing a time conflict with work. Next: DeBord speaks on his goals for the Woodrige schools.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Members continue to search for replacement to fill vacant seat.
The Woodridge school board on Tuesday night approved placing a 6.7-mill levy on the May ballot to avoid a $5 million deficit projected for the 2013-14 school year. The levy is expected to generate about $3.25 million over five years. With the impact of economic hardships and a daunting state budget deficit, school board President Cheryl Hoover said it’s hard to ask families to pay more. Many wage earners recently have lost their jobs or taken pay cuts. “We feel very badly that we have to go to the voters and ask them to dig deeper into their pockets,” Hoover said. The board also discussed possible state funding cuts of almost 15 percent coming their way in the near future. “We’re now in that down cycle, where our revenues are down, the …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The school board decides to pair budget cuts with a levy to help reduce an almost $5 million projected deficit for 2013-2014.
At its monthly meeting Tuesday evening, the Woodridge Local School District Board of Education decided to proceed with plans to place a fixed-sum, five-year levy on the ballot this May. The $3.25 million levy would help the district combat a projected deficit of about $5 million for the 2013-14 school year. Board Treasurer Deanna Levenger said the school district faces state budget cuts of 10 percent to 20 percent, though exact figures won't be available until summer. "There's a whole new regime coming," she said, referring to the recent election of Governor John Kasich and others in the state capital. "So we don't know what will happen." Cheryl Hoover, president of the Board of Education, chimed in: "But what we do know is not good. …