Tuesday, March 5, 2013
If approved, the district's permanent improvement levy would generate $11.1 million in revenue. Take a look at how the district will use that money over the next few years.
Cuyahoga Falls residents should have a clearer picture about how their tax dollars would be spent after Superintendent Todd Nichols gave a breakdown of levy dollars Monday night. If approved, the district's five-year, 3-mill levy permanent improvement levy would generate $11.1 million in revenue and cost homeowners $91.88 per year for every $100,000 in valuation. Nichols presented the Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education that night with a breakdown of how the levy dollars would be spent, from building to building, starting in 2014 and running through 2018. "As you can see, in the first three years, it is heavy on technology, heavy on things we can take with us, heavy on things that are our most-immediate needs, like safety/security, …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls City School District officials said residents can expect billboards, mail cards, yard signs and op eds in their local media publications
District officials are about coming out swinging when it comes to the upcoming permanent improvement levy. Cuyahoga Falls City School officials are planning several ways to get the word out about why the district needs the five-year, 3-mill levy. And they only have about 70 days before the May 7 election (and even fewer before early voting starts April 2). "It's kind of a time crunch," Superintendent Todd Nichols said at Monday night's Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education meeting inside the high school. On the way are billboards, mail cards, yard signs and opinion pieces and advertisements in their local media publications by the end of March. Those will tout the reasons the district needs the levy, which was approved by the board in January …
School board members said they had approved the foundation's proposal for the Tiger Trail two years ago, and it was understood then that the project would be funded solely through foundation dollars
Members of the Cuyahoga Falls School Foundation will have to think of a Plan B after they found out they can't ask the school district for a loan to help fund the Tiger Trail. Foundation members had pondered whether they would go to the school board and ask the board to approve a $30,000 loan to pay for Phase 1 of the project, pathway of engraved bricks leading into Clifford Stadium to be known as the Tiger Trail. It turns out, the foundation couldn't ask for the loan because, on Feb. 28, 2011, the school board approved the project with the stipulation that it's all paid for through foundation funds. "That information was clear: The board has already approved the project in the extend that it will do the bidding and ... everything it …
Friday, February 22, 2013
They had once hoped the Cuyahoga Falls School Board would approve a $30,000 loan for the Clifford Stadium improvements, but now they're not so sure they'll ask for that loan
Cuyahoga Falls School Foundation officials had planned on asking the district to hand out a $30,000 loan for the Tiger Trail at Clifford Stadium. But, now they're unsure if they'll go through with it. Foundation Executive Director Tom Jones said Thursday that "There has been talk — and it's not for sure — that we would withdraw our request and say we'll do it ourselves," Jones said. The loan would have funded Phase 1 of the multiple-phase project, which involves a trail of engraved bricks, which would be known as the "Tiger Trail." Construction would begin in summer 2013, according to the foundation's website. The brick sales help fund the project, and so far, the foundation has raised $40,000 of the $150,000 project. Phase 1 would cost …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls School Foundation members are asking the school district for a $30,000 loan to start the project this summer
The fate of the Tiger Trail Project now falls into the hands of Cuyahoga Falls School Board members. Well, partially. The Cuyahoga Falls School Foundation asked the board of education to consider loaning money for the first phase of a four-phase redesign of the entrance to Clifford Stadium. That entrance (a trail of engraved bricks) would then be known as "Tiger Trail," with construction beginning in summer 2013, according to the foundation's website. The project is expected to cost $150,000, with phase one costing $70,000, according to the Falls News-Press. The Foundation already has raised $40,000. Cuyahoga Falls School Foundation members are asking the school district for a $30,000 loan to start the project this summer, the community …
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.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Two members were sworn in at the first 2012 meeting.
The 2012 Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education swore in Dave Rump as board president Jan. 4. He, as well as Kellie Patterson, joins this year’s board as leaders. Patterson will serve as board vice president. “I’m sure I’ll work well with all of the board,” Rump said following the short ceremony. “I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a new year, new challenges.” Also in the board president’s comments, he mentioned a goal to let everyone speak freely. He knows there are many items to address, and he plans to keep track of education plans while serving. “As long as I’m up here with a hammer and a gavel,” he said. “Things are going to stay in order—as best as I can control anyhow.” Calendar Donations
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: