Friday, January 18, 2013
The Stow-Munroe Falls schools already have a number of the recommendations in place and have formed a safety task force, officials say.
President Barack Obama presented a sweeping set of gun control recommendations on Wednesday, with many focused directly on increasing safety measures in schools. According to the Politics K-12 blog, the proposals signal a shift in federal priorities: the proposals ask for increases in school safety and mental health counseling funding, areas the administration has sought to cut in the budget in recent years. Check out the Politics K-12 post for a more in-depth look at the proposals, which includes creating model emergency response plans for institutions like schools and providing $50 million for training for professionals like social workers and counselors who plan to work with young adults. The full text of the plan can also be found on …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Casino money will be distributed twice a year.
The Stow-Munroe Falls school district will soon receive more than $111,000 in taxes from the state’s new casinos. Figures for this first set of payments were released earlier this week. The Plain Dealer reports that the state is passing out more than $37.9 million in casino taxes to schools and districts across Ohio. Schools will receive their payments — based on enrollment — in January and August each year. Check out the Plain Dealer article for more information on how the casino taxes are divided between schools, cities and more. Stow-Munroe Falls will receive $111,597, according to information on the Ohio Department of Taxation's website. Summit County schools, including charter schools, will receive about $1,629,158 total.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Popular Stow Parks and Recreation basketball program is for Stow-Munroe Falls, Holy Family students in grades 2-6.
Do you have kids interested in playing basketball this fall and winter? The Stow Parks and Recreation Department is now taking registration for one of its most popular youth programs: Boys and Girls Elementary Basketball. This recreational program is for Stow-Munroe Falls School District residents or those who attend Holy Family School that are currently in grades two through six. No experience is necessary for a child to participate in this program. Each child registered in the program will be taught the fundamentals of basketball and be given an opportunity to play in games to gain experience, confidence – and to have fun. All players play at least half of the game. Practices will begin at the end of October and the season runs through …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
YourSchoolBucks keeps students from doing door-to-door fundraisers and puts money into school's pockets by offering a online discount certificate program.
Jason Reed, a 15-year teacher in the Stow-Munroe Falls School District, is not a fan of children going door-to-door selling “overpriced, unwanted” items like magazines, wrapping paper and cookie dough for school fundraisers. He views such fundraisers as unsafe for kids, unfair to buyers who feel pressured and ineffective for schools, which typically only receive between 5 and 50 percent of the gross sales. That’s why Reed and a business partner have created an alternative: YourSchoolBucks, an online discount certificate program that donates a minimum of 70 percent of its gross sales to participating schools and groups. “Typical fundraisers provide no help to the local businesses that are the backbone of support in each district,” Reed said…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The 10-year levy would generate $6.5 million annually if passed by voters in August.
What: Issue 2: New money emergency 6.57-mill school levy Election Day: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 2011 History: 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: If passed, the first collection would be in 2012. Administrators say the levy is for 10 years instead of five to avoid voter fatigue. Argument For: With the cuts the Stow-Munroe Falls School District has made, passage of the levy would mean the district could remain in the black financially through 2015. The district has cut the budget by a total of $7.6 million since 2006 and made concessions in all district employee two-year contracts, which is expected to save millions. Argument Against: Short and …