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…
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 …
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, 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.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The board will be paperless starting Monday and it's going to save some taxpayer money.
Transparency, some cost-savings and an effort to be more eco-friendly has prompted the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education to go paperless. Copies of agendas will no longer be available at meetings, but it will be available with associated documents online on the school district's website prior to the meeting. The board will also project the agenda onto a screen during the meetings. The process of printing, compiling the packets, staff hours and distribution costs averages nearly $6,000 a year, according to the district. The online availability of the documents is being taken care of by BoardDocs LT — a 100 percent web-based service. The cost for the online service is $2,700 per year, with a one-time start-up fee of $1,000. "We will …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Interested in watching what happened at the last Stow-Munroe Falls School Board meeting? Click on this story.
Here's video shot by resident Donny VanOss from the June 28, 2012 Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education meeting.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The video was taken by resident and posted on YouTube.
Video taken of the June 11 Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education meeting at the high school by resident Donny VanOss. The video is split into two. Both are attached to this post. During the meeting, the board approved putting a renewal levy on the November ballot:
The meeting was moved up a day.
The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education canceled its June 29 regal meeting at noon. The meeting was rescheduled for June 28 at 6 p.m. at central office.