Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Stow-Munroe Falls School Boad will be gathering at central office Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Who: Stow-Munroe Falls School Board Where: Central Office When: Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. What: The purpose of the meeting is to interview candidates for the library trustee position.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Those listed as defendants in Stow-Munroe Falls School Board Member Rod Armstrong's complaint deny several allegations about an executive session Armstrong walked out of and claims to be illegal.
Stow-Munroe Falls School Board Members Karen Wright, Karen Powers, Fred Bonacci and Dick Spangler as well as Treasurer/CFO Catherine Bulgrin — all defendants in a complaint filed by their peer, Rod Armstrong — responded to the allegations in the lawsuit. The district's attorney, David Wallace, prepared a 15 page answer and counterclaim to Armstrong's complaint filed by Attorney Warner Mendenhall. The defendant's counterclaim and Armstrong's complaint are both attached to this post in the form of a .pdf. Armstrong filed his complaint in August, claiming there was an "improper convening of executive sessions [Aug. 13, 2012], failure to record minutes of public meetings, violation of free speech and defamation." Armstrong left an executive…
Monday, September 17, 2012
The state Board of Education is holding off on the release of the report cards until an investigation is complete.
The release of Ohio’s school report cards will continue to be delayed while the state auditor investigates whether some districts manipulated attendance data. The state Board of Education on Tuesday decided to release some of the information to the public around the end of September, Ohio Department of Education Associate Director of Communications John Charlton said in an email. The data will not include attendance rates, performance index or overall ratings, and the board has not set a date to release the full report cards at this time. That means that Stow-Munroe Falls parents won’t know if their local school is still rated as “Excellent,” “Effective” or the like until much later in the school year. The ratings are usually released at …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Two people asked school board member Rod Armstrong to resign at the last Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education meeting, but he said he plans to continue his work in his elected position.
In response to two women who called for Stow-Munroe Falls School Board Member Rod Armstrong to resign this week — Armstrong said he isn't going anywhere. "I was elected to do a job by the taxpayers, and I am going to do just that," Armstrong was quoted as saying on Ohio.com. During the Sept. 10 meeting, Molly Emery and Mary (Beth) Haas asked Armstrong to resign. Read their full statements here: This was the first meeting since Armstrong sued his fellow elected officials and the treasurer/CFO for what he said was an illegal executive session — a meeting that he walked out of Aug. 13. Armstrong's lawyer thinks he has a strong case and said if his client wins, Armstrong plans to give any money awarded back to the students. Click here to …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The school board members and treasurer at the Stow-Munroe Falls School district have not received the complaint yet, but in a statement said, "We are confident when the truth is revealed it will be proven there is no merit whatsoever to the reported alleg
Stow-Munroe Falls School Board Member Rod Armstrong filed a lawsuit Monday against his fellow school board members and the district treasurer because of things he claims was illegal during an executive session Aug. 13. Armstrong filed the complaint Monday claiming there was an "improper convening of executive sessions [Aug. 13, 2012], failure to record minutes of public meetings, violation of free speech and defamation." The board unanimously voted to go into the executive session and shortly after, Armstrong walked out of the meeting prematurely. Armstrong's lawyer, Warner Mendenhall, says he thinks they've got a good case. Mendenhall also said if any money should be awarded to Armstrong, his client plans to give the money back to the …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Board Member Rod Armstrong's lawyer said he thinks he has a strong case against the Stow-Munroe Falls School District Treasurer and the rest of the board members over an executive session Aug. 13, 2012.
If Rod Armstrong ends up getting any damages awarded to him from a lawsuit filed against the Stow-Munroe Falls School District treasurer and his fellow board members, he plans to give the money back to the students, according to Armstrong's lawyer. Attorney Warner Mendenhall said Armstrong filed a complaint with the Summit County Court of Common Pleas Monday for three reasons: The school board unanimously voted yes to go into an executive session Aug. 13. "Whoever is advising them is not advising correctly on how to manage their activity at the school board," said Mendenhall. "The whole idea is that essentially our public bodies — like school boards or city councils — should be open to public review of their activities. They were trying …
Monday, August 20, 2012
During an executive session Aug. 13, one of the Stow-Munroe Falls School Board members left early. He's claiming it was an "illegal meeting."
Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education member Rod Armstrong left an executive session Aug. 13 before it was over because he said it was an "illegal meeting." "On Monday night SMFCSD Board went in to an executive meeting of which I had no prior knowledge," Armstrong wrote in a statement, according to the Stow Sentry. "I soon realized that this was an illegal meeting which should have been under the guideline of [Ohio Revised Code] 121.22 (g) (1). At that time I left the meeting." The board voted to go into an executive session for the "discipline of a public employee or official." "Mrs. Wright's motion correctly cited a valid basis for the executive session from among the matters listed and set forth in the Sunshine Law executive session …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Missed Monday night's meeting? No worries, here are two YouTube videos made by a resident at the meeting.
The Aug. 13 Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education meeting was taped by a Stow resident and shared on YouTube. Board Member Rod Armstrong left an executive session Monday evening because he said he felt his fellow board members were "not involved in a discussion related to the reason given to the public for an executive session," according to a Stow Sentry story.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the central office Aug. 1, 2012.
The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening for an emergency meeting at the central office. According to a press release, the meeting is to approve a resolution declaring an urgency necessity and waiving competitive bidding for asphalt and drainage repair. No other action will be taken.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Miss the meeting? No problem, watch a video taken by a Stow resident to see what happened.
The attached video taken at the July 9 Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education meeting comes from YouTube and was taken by Stow resident Donny VanOss. It is not a Patch video.