Tuesday, November 6, 2012
DeVitis narrowly defeats Colavecchio. Sawyer sprints past Roush. Roegner trumps Schmida. Get all the final Summit County results here.
Updated Nov.7, 12:40 a.m. SCROLL BELOW FOR FINAL RESULTS It's been months of robocalls, mailings and campaign stops; and now it's time to cast your ballots! Cuyahoga Falls voters will have various county positions to vote on and perhaps, most importantly, Issue 71, the Woodridge Local Schools levy. Click here for details on Issue 71 (with poll). Be sure to bookmark this page and continously hit refresh during the evening. This post will be updated as the night goes on until all the results are final, but unofficial. After you've voted, snap a picture of yourself with your "I voted" sticker and add it to this post! Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter too! Use the hashtag #PatchElections. LIVE ELECTION 2012 RESULTS: (Information is …
Get the facts on Issue 71, and take the Patch poll below.
If passed on Nov. 6, the five-year, 6.83-mill levy would generate $15 million in revenue and cost homeowners $209 per year for every $100,000 in valuation. In the event Issue 71 fails, the Woodridge Board of Education will approve $1.8 million in cuts to keep the budget balanced and in the black through the 2013-14 school year. The reductions would go into effect July 1, 2013. According to Issue 71 Levy Committee Chairman Scott Karlo, cuts would include: Patch Poll: Answer the question below after you vote on Election Day.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Due to the inclement weather, both school districts have canceled class on Tuesday.
The Cuyahoga Falls City Schools and Woodridge Local School districts will be closed Tuesday due to the high wind advisories and inclement weather caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls Patch sat down with Superintendent Walter Davis to discuss the academic and financial future of the Woodridge Local School district.
Issue 71 is just weeks away from hitting the ballot box. If passed on Nov. 6, the five-year, 6.83-mill levy would generate $15 million in revenue and cost homeowners $209 per year for every $100,000 in valuation, said district Superintendent Walter Davis. In the event Issue 71 fails, the Woodridge Board of Education will need to approve $1.8 million in cuts to keep the budget balanced and in the black through the 2013-14 school year. Woodridge Earns Highest State Report Card Rating The reductions would go into effect July 1, 2013. According to Issue 71 Levy Committee Chairman Scott Karlo, cuts would include:
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Compare Ohio districts with our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education today released all of the preliminary data for the 2011-2012 state report cards. The final data is on hold until the state completes an investigation into some districts’ attendance numbers. As it stands, the Woodridge Local Schools moved up from "Excellent" during the 2010-11 school year to "Excellent with Distinction" in 2011-12. Conversely, the Cuyahoga Falls City Schools fell one notch – from "Excellent" to "Effective" – in the same time span. New Scholastic Rigors Will Redefine State Report Card Results: Falls Superintendent Use our searchable database above to see how any public district in the state performed. The database includes data on the percentage of students who scored proficient or above on…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The state has released the preliminary ratings for districts and schools.
At last, the Ohio Department of Education has released the rest of the state report card information. The news is quite good for the Woodridge Local Schools district, but somewhat disappointing for Cuyahoga Falls City Schools. While the data is still preliminary, as of now, Woodridge has achieved the highest possible state report card rating for the 2011-2012 school year: “Excellent with Distinction.” Cuyahoga Falls was downgraded from "Excellent" in the 2010-11 school year to "Effective" in the 2011-12 school year. School and district report cards are usually released at the beginning of the school year, but that timeline has been pushed back while the state auditor investigates whether some districts manipulated attendance data. Some …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Voters will decide Nov. 6 on whether to approve or deny the district's new levy, Issue 71, which would generate $15 million in revenue and cost homeowners $209 per year for every $100,000 in valuation.
Issue 71 is just weeks away from hitting the ballot box. If passed, the five-year, 6.83-mill levy would generate $15 million in revenue and cost homeowners $209 per year for every $100,000 in valuation, said district Superintendent Walter Davis. The district hasn’t passed a levy since 2004. Over that eight-year period, state funding has remained stagnant, the district’s student body has increased by about 15 percent and expenditures -- such as salaries, school supplies and utility costs -- have continued to rise, said Woodridge treasurer Deanna Levenger. School officials have cut 10 percent or $2 million from their $20 million budget over the last two years to remain in the black. In August, the district suffered its third consecutive levy…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
There are no overall ratings yet, but Cuyahoga Falls and Woodridge parents, teachers and community members can take a look at how the district did on some of the important indicators like graduation rates and adequate yearly progress.
Traditional state report cards for local school districts have been delayed, but the Ohio Department of Education today released some preliminary data to give the public an idea of how their local school district performed last year. The information does not include an overall rating, such as “excellent” or “effective,” that the public is used to seeing. The state is investigating whether some districts manipulated attendance data and is holding off on releasing final report cards until that investigation is complete. The available information includes the percentage of students who scored proficient or higher on state tests and the graduation rates for the 2011-2012 school year report card. It also includes the value-added measure—which …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The fees were added to high school and middle school sports programs and clubs to raise revenue for the cash-strapped Woodridge Local Schools district.
Woodridge Local Schools Athletic Director Don Ross recently crunched the numbers to determine the initial impact of the newly implemented pay-to-participate program. In some sports, participation decreases were mild to moderate; and in other cases, participation increased slightly. His findings were presented to the Woodridge Board of Education at its regular meeting on Tuesday by principals Joel Morgan and Jesse Hosford of Woodridge High School and Woodridge Middle School, respectively. Here’s what they discussed, by the numbers: Woodridge High School fall sports Cross Country (Boys and Girls – Varsity/JV) Girls’ Tennis (Varsity/JV) Girls’ Volleyball (Varsity/JV) Girls’ Soccer (Varsity) Boys’ Soccer (Varsity/JV) Football (Varsity/JV) Boys…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Glidden's “Colorful Classrooms Contest" is accepting nominations through Friday, Sept. 28.
Have you ever thought one of the Cuyahoga Falls or Woodridge schools could use a little face lift? Now you have a chance to make it happen. Through its “Colorful Classrooms Contest,” Glidden is looking to make the lives of some lucky elementary school students a lot more colorful. Any public, private or charter elementary school can be nominated for the opportunity to be repainted and refreshed with Glidden paint. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 28. The winning school will receive a makeover from AkzoNobel and its contractors with up to 200 gallons of Glidden paint. The nomination form is available at www.glidden.com/colorfulclassroomscontest. Judges will select five semifinalists on the basis of need, scope of project, …