Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Candidates will be interviewed this week for the open board of education seat. The new member will most likely be chosen by June 26.
The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education is on its way to deciding who should fill the open seat left after Curtis Grimes’s departure on May 31. At its regular meeting on Monday, the board said nine have applied for the board member position. President Dave Rump said he and his peers will begin interviewing candidates on Wednesday and Thursday evening of this week. “We hope to have a replacement for the board member by the June 26 meeting,” said Rump. Ohio law dictates the seat must be filled within 30 days of Grimes’s resignation, which puts the announced appointment date four days before the June 30 deadline, he said. If the board is unable to select a candidate before the 30-day period is up, the decision will then be made by the Summit …
Friday, June 8, 2012
In an email announcing his resignation, Grimes offers some insight on his decision to leave the board.
In an email announcing his resignation, former Cuyahoga Falls school board member Curtis Grimes offered some final marks on his departure, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. “As the years have passed, and even moreso recently, the ability to work as a member of such an important team, such as a school board, has grown ever more difficult,” Grimes wrote. “So much could be said that the general public doesn’t know about, but to do so would only be counterproductive to my main objective for serving on the school board to begin with, to help see to it that the children of this district receive the best education and educational experience possible.” On Thursday, May 31 – one day after the Cuyahoga Falls High School commencement – school …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Deadline to submit letters of interest to replace Curtis Grimes is 4 p.m. Monday, June 11.
Those wishing to fulfill the unexpired term of Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education member Curtis Grimes have until 4 p.m. June 11 to throw their hat in the ring. Grimes, a two-term member who has served as board president twice, announced his resignation on May 31. The board anticipates appointing his replacement during a special meeting set for 5:30 p.m. June 26. Whomever is appointed to replace Grimes will serve on the board for about 18 months and will have the option of running to retain the seat in the November 2013 general election. Those interested in applying should send a letter of interest to David Rump, board president, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to 431 Stow Ave., Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221, by 4 p.m. June 11. A …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Curtis Grimes, a two-term member of the city's school board, stepped down on May 31 which leaves district officials with a few weeks to find a replacement.
Curtis Grimes announced his resignation on May 31, leaving a vacant Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education seat which now must be filled. Only question is: who's ready to take on the position? Here's how the process will play out, according to vice president Kellie Patterson: What experience and qualities should the next school board member have in helping to guide the district's future? Please reply in the Comments below and feel free to include whom you'd like to see fill the position.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The two-term member sent a letter of resignation Thursday morning informing the Summit County Board of Elections and the school district of his resignation.
The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education will soon be in search of a new board member given today’s news that Curtis Grimes will be stepping down, reports the Falls News Press. Grimes, a two-term member, said Thursday morning that “…it was time to go,” according to board president Dave Rump. Grimes’s motivations to resign are unclear, but the move may have coincided with his son, Zachary, graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School Wednesday night at Blossom Music Center. Grimes sent a letter of resignation Thursday morning to the Summit County Board of Elections. It stated, “I … hereby resign effective immediately from the Cuyahoga Falls City School District Board of Education.” In following proper procedure, Joseph Masich, director of the …