Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Board of Education thanks former superintendent for his service to school district.
At the Monday meeting of the Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education, members of the board and the community thanked Ed Holland, former superintendent, for his service to the school district. Holland, who begins this week as superintendent in the Cuyahoga Heights City School District, lead the meeting. "I just want to thank you for your years of dedication. Cuyahoga Falls' loss is their gain," said Leslie Frank of Cuyahoga Falls. Linda Read thanked Holland for having supported the Parent-Teachers' Association. Holland said it was his honor to have worked with PTA members. Board President Therese Dunphy remarked on improvements in the school district in recent years under Holland's tenure. "We have a pretty decent crowd for a summer board meeting…
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
School Board votes 5-0 to approve three-year deal.
As the new superintendent for Cuyahoga Falls City School District, Todd Nichols said he understands “what it takes to restore the roar” in Cuyahoga Falls. The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education, at a special meeting Monday night, unanimously approved a three-year contract for Nichols. The $120,000 contract with Nichols begins Aug. 1, as well as an interim, consulting contract through July 31. Named last week as successor to outgoing Superintendent Ed Holland, Nichols will come to the school district from his position as superintendant in Bucyrus, where he oversaw a 1,700-student school district with a $15 million budget. Nichols' previous base salary at Bucyrus CSD was $104,900, $110,000 including incentives. “You guys have been extremely …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Board seeks to have Holland successor in place Aug. 1.
The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education has narrowed the field to two candidates for the position of district superintendent. Final interviews will take place June 14 and 15. Candidate Domenic Paolo, superintendent of Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School District, and Candidate Dr. Todd Nicholas, superintendent of Bucyrus City School District, have been selected from among 20 original applicants to the position. A previous finalist, Cara Riddle, New Albany-Plain Local School District director of human resources, withdrew her application to accept a superintendency elsewhere, said Dr. Paula Snyder, director of human resources for Cuyahoga Falls schools. Snyder said along with Nicholas, Paolo and Riddle, the previous, first-round candidates…
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The board of education asks parents to share their opinions and ideas at public meeting.
The Cuyahoga Falls City district will host three parent/community focus groups for the superintendent search. The district is in the process of finding a candidate to fill the position left open by outgoing Superintendent Ed Holland. The meetings will be held in the board of education meeting room The district will also hold two special meetings to interview potential candidates on May 25 at 4 p.m. and May 26 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The Cuyahoga Falls City Schools superintendent officially accepts a position with Cuyahoga Heights at school board meeting.
Cuyahoga Falls City Schools Superintendent Ed Holland accepted the position of superintendent for the Cuyahoga Heights City school district Wednesday night, Falls school board member Barbara Gunter said. “I want to congratulate Dr. Holland,” Gunter said. “This is an absolutely fantastic opportunity for him. It’s an opportunity that he’s been looking for a while, and it finally came and he took it.” Gunter said Holland was offered a four-year deal at $141,000 annually. She said that while she’s sad to see him go, this now opens the door for the district to find new leadership. Holland's contract is attached as a .pdf file in this story. “It’s an opportunity for the school district to find someone else who can come in and move the district …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Cuyahoga Falls City Schools Superintendent Ed Holland addressed his employment status at Monday night's school board meeting.
During Monday night's board of education meeting, the Cuyahoga Falls City Schools Superintendent Ed Holland took a brief moment to address the status of another job offer for a superintendent position. In an email to the members of the school board on March 3, Holland mentioned the Cuyahoga Heights board of education “offered terms of a contract and wished to enter negotiations for employment.” The Cuyahoga Falls school board approved on March 5, in a 3-2 vote, to amend Holland’s contract, extending its length and giving him an almost 8 percent boost in benefits -- in an attempt to entice him to decline the job offer. The increase amounts to an additional $9,000 annually. In an email sent to Cuyahoga Falls Patch on Friday, Cuyahoga Heights…
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Changes in pay and benefits amount to a nearly 8 percent boost.
The Cuyahoga Falls school board approved Saturday night, in a 3-2 vote, to amend Superintendent Ed Holland’s contract, extending its length and giving him an almost 8 percent boost in benefits -- in an attempt to entice him to decline a job offer from Cuyahoga Heights schools. The increase amounts to an additional $9,000 annually. Holland was offered a superintendent position in the Cuyahoga Heights City School district this week. Falls school board President Therese Dunphy expects Holland to make a decision before the end of the week. Dunphy said she hopes Holland takes the board's counter-offer and stays in Cuyahoga Falls. Board Member Dale Petty believes other factors may have Holland leaning toward taking the new job. “Dr. Holland has …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Cuyahoga Falls Schools Superintendent Dr. Ed Holland is one of three candidates in line for the leadership position.
Cuyahoga Falls Superintendent Dr. Ed Holland is one of three candidates under consideration to replace the retiring interim superintendent for the Cuyahoga Heights school district. Cuyahoga Heights School Board President Ken Perk said the board is looking for someone who is energetic, an outstanding education leader, has a proven track record and can engage the entire school community. With the district’s interim superintendent, Lora Garrett, retiring at the end of the year, Perk said the board will select its new leader within the next few weeks. Holland did not return a call seeking comment. Correction: We previously reported the wrong number of finalists. We regret the error.