Monday, May 6, 2013
Find the district's latest audit report here.
For clean and accurate record-keeping, the Stow-Munroe Falls School District was given an Auditor of State Award with distinction recently. In the latest audit, the state noted there were no findings and the district is considered to be a low risk auditee. The report is for record keeping between July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. Click here to read the full audit report on the state's website.
Monday, February 18, 2013
School zone radars were installed outside Echo Hills and Fishcreek Elementary schools over a year ago.
Traffic on Fishcreek Road near Fishcreek Elementary has slowed in the past few months due in large part to new radar signs installed as part of a Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Program administered by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The "speed feedback monitors” also were installed at Highland Elementary as part of the ODOT programs' goal to provide safe routes for children to walk or bicycle to school. Stow-Munroe Falls Schools Superintendent Russ Jones said the signs are making a difference. "We appreciate the efforts of Rob Kurtz and city officials for securing the grant for the Safe Routes to School fund," Jones said. "The signs serve as a reminder to drivers of their speed and that they are entering a school zone. "Most …
Friday, February 8, 2013
There is no increase to state funding for the district over the next two years.
The good news for Stow-Munroe Falls Schools is it won't lose funding from the state over the next two years. The bad news is it won't get any more, either. The district is expected receive the same amount of state funding in 2014 and 2015, according to preliminary numbers from the Ohio Department of Education. In 2013 the district received $12.6 million from the state which will remain the same over the next two years if the state budget is approved as it is. The specific numbers for school funding in Gov. John Kasich's budget were released on Wednesday afternoon.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Stow-Munroe Falls School District Superintendent Russ Jones sent out a phone blast message to the community to tell parents the schools are safe and a bigger plan is being developed to ensure that safety continues.
In light of the horrific shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT on Friday, Stow-Munroe Falls Superintendent Russ Jones sent out a message to the community to say that the district plans to have a physical police presence in all of its buildings. Here is the full message: This past Friday, we all experienced the unimaginable ... the most horrific event that I have experienced as a professional educator ... what we saw and what we heard is simply unbelievable. This has changed everything. Just like Sept. 11 changed how we travel at airports, what happened this past Friday has changed what happens in our schools. I have been in conversation this weekend with board members, Stow Mayor Sara Drew and Munroe Falls Mayor Frank Larson …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
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.…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The weekly print paper is suggesting residents vote "for" a 7.84-mill 10-year operating levy.
The Stow Sentry endorsed Issue 67 on Sunday. The paper stated since the Stow-Munroe Falls School District was once again rated "Excellent" in the state report card, the operating money is necessary to maintain that standard. Click here to read the Sentry's full endorsement. Do you agree with the paper? Vote and comment below!
Friday, October 26, 2012
Look for the ratings for individual schools in Stow-Munroe Falls or across the state in our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education released preliminary report card data for schools across the state this month. The final results won’t be released until the state finishes its investigation into some districts' attendance data. Search through our database above to find information on any traditional, public school in the state. You’ll find the school’s preliminary state report card rating — all of Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools buildings were ranked “Excellent” or above for the 2011-2012 school year — and enrollment data, attendance rates and graduation rates for high schools. You’ll also find the percent of students who scored proficient or above on each state test and the school’s performance index, which measures how well students do…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The state has released the preliminary ratings for districts and schools.
The state has released the rest of the state report card information, and the Stow-Munroe Falls School District received the same good news as last year. While the data is still preliminary, as of now, the district has again achieved the second highest possible state report card rating for the 2011-2012 school year: “Excellent.” The highest rating the state gives out is "Excellent with Distinction." The school district has received an "Excellent" rating since 2006, according to Superintendent Russ Jones. "We are very pleased the district has received the 'Excellent' rating. We are proud of our students, teachers and parents for making this high academic achievement happen," he said. School and district report cards are usually released …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Soon you'll see signs in favor of or against Issue 67 — the Stow-Munroe Falls School District's renewal levy on the November ballot.
There's still weeks until the election in November, but Patch wants to know — how will you vote on Issue 67 — the 10-year 7.84-mil renewal levy? Be sure to take the unscientific poll and tell everyone why you will or won't support the ballot issue. Patch asked readers in June to take the poll attached to this story and as of Sept. 16, 52 percent of voters were against the renwal levy. Voters will have the opportunity to decide whether a renewal levy that generates $7.3 million annually will be collected for the next 10 years for the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District this November. The current levy is for five years at 7.3-mils and expires at the end of 2012. The renewal levy, which will still generate $7.3 million annually, is for …