Friday, February 15, 2013
Did you miss the most recent Stow-Munroe Falls School Board meeting? A resident records the meetings and uploads them to YouTube — view it here.
"It was like being struck by lightening," smiled Robert Putka, drama teacher at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. "To be nominated is one thing, to be accepted is another." In August, members of the high school drama club are headed to Edinburgh, Scotland to perform in the American High School Theatre Festival, which is part of the Fringe Festival. Putka said the club was nominated by Eric van Baars, an associate theater professor at Kent State University. Van Baars nominated several schools in Northeast Ohio, and SMFHS was the only one chosen to complete an application for approval. Click here for the original story posted about this news on Jan. 18, 2013. Click here to view the agenda from the Feb. 11, 2013 Stow-Munroe Falls Board of …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The district's renewal levy passed by 3,060 votes.
Election Results for Issue 67: --------- Last updated: 11:48 p.m. 25/25 precincts counted. Results are final but unofficial according to the Summit County Board of Elections. "I sincerely appreciate the continued support of the Stow and Munroe Falls communities for our 'Excellent' school district. The passage of Issue 67 reaffirms the support our citizens have for the excellence in education for children every day," said Superintendent Russ Jones. "On behalf of the board of education, staff, parents and most importantly our students, I sincerely appreciate their belief in and support of our district." Follow Stow Patch on Facebook and Twitter for even more information. If Issue 67 — the Stow-Munroe Falls School District's 10-year 7.…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Use our free tools — like the calendar, announcements page and photo gallery — to interact with your school's community.
It's a new school year, and that means new class schedules, clubs and after-school sports practices. At Stow Patch, we know it's tough for parents to stay involved, juggling PTA news, getting students to practices and getting people involved in fundraisers. Take a tour of some of our features that can help you interact with your school community and have stress-free, happy school year. 1. Announcements | Did you know we have a free bulletin board for all your school announcements? Whether you're looking for volunteers for the latest PTO project or want to tell everyone about the debate team's latest win, we want you to post it here. Email Amanda.Harnocz@Patch.com the link and she'll even feature it front-and-center on the Stow Patch …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
"He has become ineffective in his duties as a member of this board," said Molly Emery in a letter to the editor asking a school board member to resign.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The actions of one school board member have become unacceptable. He has lost his ability to effectively communicate with his fellow board members and the administration. I have a hard time believing that the other six people on the board with him are all hiding things, sweeping things under the rug, and that he is the only one who knows everything. He was downright rude in past board meetings to presenters from the solar panel and energy companies. He thinks everyone is out to rip off the taxpayers. He is now involved in self promotion and self enrichment. His actions have brought disgrace to the district and humiliation to the students. He says he is trying to teach the students a lesson about being bullied. Well, HE is the bully. He…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The treasurer/CFO released an announcement Monday staying the allegation in a board member's lawsuit pertained to a clerical error in the minutes that omitted the official decision to hold executive session.
For more details about what happened during the Sept. 10 Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education meeting, read the Ohio.com story.
On Sept. 10, the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education approved hiring a replacement for John Daymon who resigned last week.
Just six days after John Daymon resigned as the district's transportation director, a replacement was apporved for hire during the Sept. 10 Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education meeting. Larry Connelly's contract is effective Sept. 24 until July 31, 2014. He will make $61,000 annually for 260 days of work a year. Until Connelly officially begins his work with the district, the board also approved hiring Daymon as an interim administrator from Sept. 10-21. He will receive a per diem rate of $242.28 from Sept. 10-21. From Sept. 21-24, which are the three weekend days before Connelly begins his job, Daymon will receive $300 for any services needed. Both Daymons new interim contract and Connelly's contract are added to this post in the form …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
After leaving an executive session a few weeks ago, School Board Member Rod Armstrong filed a complaint in Summit County Common Pleas Court.
Stow-Munroe Falls School Board Member Rod Armstrong filed a 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." 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 previously wrote in a statement, reported by 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." Click here to watch a YouTube video of the Aug. 13 meeting…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A $43,000 change order was approved because of the improvements happening at the high school's stadium.
John T. Wheeler of Braun and Steidl Architects recommended that a change order for Tallmadge Asphalt be made to do some additional work in conjunction with the "Best for Stow" stadium field turf project. The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education approved spending an additional $43,500 to excavate required elevations, install concrete drains, tie existing drainage together and backfill as needed. For additional information, watch the video (provided by a Stow resident and not filmed by Patch) and take a look at the .pdfs added to this post.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Traci Kosmach is leaving a teaching job in Tallmadge to be the principal at Riverview.
The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education welcomed Traci Kosmach to the district by unanimously approving a resolution making her the new Riverview Elementary principal July 9. Kosmach replaces Brenda Harriss, who went to Woodland Elementary because Deb Milford retired. Kosmach's contract was approved for two school years and begins on Aug. 2, 2012. She will make $72,000 annually. (The resolution passed by the board is attached to this story in the form of a .pdf.) Here's Kosmach's experience and education background:
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.