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 …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Take a look at the district's latest newsletter — there is information in it that Patch has not covered yet.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Here's video from the Aug. 27, 2012 Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education meeting.
Miss the Aug. 27 Stow-Munroe Falls School Board meeting? Watch what happened in this YouTube video added by a Stow resident. John Daymon, transportation supervisor, says goodbye to the district after announcing his resignation last week and the new field was named Ron Marhofer Auto Family because of the $100,000 donation for the new stadium turf.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education is expected to take the necessary steps toward putting a renewal levy that expires this year on the November ballot.
A five-year renewal levy is set to expire this year and the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education is expected to take the first of two steps toward getting it on the November ballot at the next meeting May 29. The emergency levy expiring this year generates $7.3 million annually at 7.3-mills. Bulgrin said passing the renewal levy, which is not a new tax, is "crucial." Bulgrin said the district will pursue the renewal levy for 10 years this time. The levy will still generate $7.3 million annually, but because of new mainly decreased property values, she said she is guessing the millage will be around 8. Even if the millage is increased, the amount each homeowner will pay will remain around the same, she said. During the May 29 meeting, the …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Lions Club is donating food baskets and gift cards to 22 families within the Stow-Munroe Falls School District for Thanksgiving.
Everyone deserves a full table of food on Thanksgiving, and that's why the Stow-Munroe Falls Lion Club is donating food and gift cards to 22 families within the Stow-Munroe Falls School District. "This is the third year that our club members have chosen such a service project to help families in need within the two communities," said Marty Dennis, chairperson of the project. Each school will be provided two non-perishable food baskets along with a $25 Acme gift card for confidentially selected families (by the school's staff) to buy their meat and other food items for the holiday. Councilman John Pribonic, Stow's Acme Manager, helped the club purchase the food and gift cards and the store donated the basket preparation and wrapping, …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Issue 20 passed by 557 votes and busing for high school students will be re-instituted Monday.
Issue 20, a 6.57-mill 10-year operating levy, was passed in Stow by 557 votes Nov. 8. Here are the final but unofficial voting results from the Summit County Board of Elections: (39 of 39 precincts counted) "We're very apreciateive of the support of the community. We have cut $8 million from budget and reached academic highs that the districts never achieved before in terms of an 'Excellent' rating, all time high ACT scores and being on the AP honor roll," said Superintendent Russ Jones. "I think the community has recognized our 'excellence' in academics and voted to support that — we appreciate that." Further cuts will not be made, instead busing, in the form of cluster stops, will be instituted for high school students starting Monday…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Superintendent Russ Jones was interviewed about why he thinks Issue 20, a 6.57-mill 10-year levy is crucial to pass for the community and district Nov. 8.
The Stow-Munroe Falls School District, for the second time this year, is asking for a 6.57-mill, 10-year operating levy (Issue 20) Nov. 8. Listen in on a radio interview about the levy between Superintendent Russ Jones and Akron News Now. Jones told Akron News Now passage of the levy would " ... put us in the black through five years and we'll continue to look at cost savings." See the district's full five-year financial forecast here. A 6.57-mill 10-year levy would generate $6.5 million annually for the district and would cost the owner of $100,000 home: Related content:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
A member of the U.S. Marine Corp. stopped at the board of education meeting this week to present the district with a flag flown in Afghanistan.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
If you missed the Board of Education meeting May 16, here is a roundup of some important facts.
The Board of Education had its monthly meeting May 16 at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School and if you missed the meeting, here is some information you might want to know:
Monday, May 16, 2011
For the next two weeks, students will stay in school half an hour longer.
Last updated May 16 8:49 p.m.: The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education unanimously approved extended school days for two weeks at two elementary schools May 16 to make up for a sixth calamity day. Students at Indian Trail Elementary and Riverview Elementary will have to stay in school a half hour longer every day until May 27 to make up a sixth calamity day. The two schools were closed April 28 because a wind storm that swept through Stow knocking out power for 1,600 FirstEnergy Corp. businesses and homeowners. Riverview Elementary was closed because power lines were down nearby on North River Road. Indian Trail Elementary was closed because it did not have power. The district is only allowed five calamity days. This was the sixth day for…