Monday, March 12, 2012
Boardmember Fred Bonacci wanted to look at the facts and figures himself and give a presentation on salary/benefit savings from last year.
With 85 percent of the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District's cash going toward salaries and benefits, Board Member Fred Bonacci wanted to know how that money was being handled and what kind of savings happened in the last year. He found out that the district saved $1.26 million on certified personnel. Weeks ago, Bonacci told the public he would investigate and put together a presentation about his findings. During his presentation at the February meeting, Bonacci broke down his findings: (2010-11) (2011-12) Additional costs: Bonacci's findings show that after adding in all the new certified personnel costs, the district saved $1.26 million from the general fund. "That's a significant savings over the last year," he said. …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Classified and certified staff in the Stow-Munroe Falls School District are supporting three candidates and are for Issue 20, a 6.57-mill operating levy.
Stow-Munroe Falls School Board candidates Fred Bonacci, Pat Matthews (Incumbent, current president) and Kelly Toppin received a thumbs up from the Stow Teachers Association and the Stow-Munroe Falls Classified Association in the Nov. 8 election. The associations are also endorsing Issue 20, a 10-year, 6.57-mill operating levy. Deb Pauley, president of the 360-member teachers association, said a committee of members from both associations was put together to make the decision based on an interview and a candidate's answers on a questionaire. All eight candidates were invited to meet with the committee, said Pauley, adding five met with the associations. Board of Education Candidates: (Highlighted in bold are the candidates endorsed by the…
Monday, October 31, 2011
Watch as School Board Candidate Fred Bonacci answers questions at the PTA Council's Candidate Night.
Six of eight Stow-Munroe Falls School Board candidates came to candidate night Oct. 27. Each candidate was allowed one minute to respond to a different question. All of the questions were selected by the PTA Council for the forum. Candidates were also allowed one minute to conclude with some final comments. The first video is all of the responses to the random questions. The second video is the conclusion. Hover over each video thumbnail to preview which video it is before it plays. Continue to look for more school board candidate videos on the website and the Stow Elections Facebok page. School Board race: Board of Education:
Friday, August 26, 2011
Voters will see Fred Bonacci's name on the Nov. 8 ballot for Stow-Munroe Falls School Board following an unanimous decision from the Summit County Board of Elections today.
Fred Bonacci's name will appear next to seven other candidates this November for Stow-Munroe Falls School Board. Bonacci's appeal to be a candidate in the Nov. 8 election was unanimously accepted by the Summit County Board of Elections today. The board originally rejected his petitions because the day and year of the general election was missing from the forms. There were no other problems with the petitions, according to the board of elections. "It was an honest mistake," Bonacci said. "I admit I missed the date." During a special meeting this morning (Aug. 26), the board heard Bonacci's appeal. Following a 35 minute executive session, it unanimously approved putting Bonacci on the ballot. "I'm excited and I totally respect the process —…
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education hopeful Fred Bonacci was disqualified for the Nov. 8 election because the date of the election, Nov. 8, was not included in his petitions. He will appeal the decision Friday.
Fred Bonacci, who wants a chance to run for the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education, is hoping the Summit County Board of Elections will be "sympathetic" Friday when it hears an appeal for disqualifying his petitions. "It was an honest mistake," said Bonacci, who explained that he wasn't sure of the date of the election and forgot to fill in "Nov. 8, 2011" before turning in his petitions. Bonacci requested an appeal yesterday after finding out the news and the board has a special meeting scheduled Aug. 26 at 10:30 a.m. to hear his appeal. "I'm just going to be honest," he said. "I'm not sure if I'm optimistic, but I am excited that they'll at least hear my appeal." If the board does not accept his appeal, Bonacci said he would be "…