April 30, 2016

Medina
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Medina school board to hold final superintendent interviews Monday

The Medina school board will conduct final interviews for the superintendent position during a special meeting Monday. The board will conduct regular business 5 p.m. in the Distance Learning Lab at Medina High School, 777 E. Union St. Time has been set aside for public comment at the end of the session. The board will Read More…

Meeting the 3 Medina Schools superintendent finalists

The three finalists for the Medina superintendent job tried to put their best foot forward Wednesday. Medina High School Principal Jeffrey Harrison, Medina Director of Educational Services Kristine Quallich and Copley-Fairlawn Schools Assistant Superintendent Aaron Sable met with the public, staff and administration at Medina High School. Medina Superintendent Dave Knight will retire July 31. Read More…

Progress continues on Cloverleaf High School grandstand

Construction crews took advantage of the warm weather this week to work on the new grandstand at Cloverleaf High School. Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said the project originally was estimated to cost $1 million, but he was “delighted” when the bid came back at about $800,000. The project’s expenses are covered through permanent improvement funds in Read More…

Highland Schools OKs teachers contract

Highland teachers will get a pay raise next school year. The school board agreed to a new three-year contract starting July 1 with the Highland Education Association, which represents certified staff including teachers and guidance counselors. The contract affects about 190 employees. The raises will be 2.25 percent in the first and third years of Read More…

Medina Schools narrows superintendent search to 3 finalists

The Medina Board of Education has narrowed its superintendent field to three candidates — and two are home-grown products. They are Medina High School Principal Jeffrey Harrison, Medina Director of Educational Services Kristine Quallich and Copley-Fairlawn Schools’ Assistant Superintendent Aaron Sable. “I am very pleased with the high level of interest of so many individuals Read More…

Randy Stepp adds ‘model’ to his resume

His career in education might not have ended the way he had hoped, but former Medina superintendent Randy Stepp apparently has a new career venture. Stepp is working as a model for The Talent Group, 2530 Superior Ave., Cleveland. Several of his pictures are posted on the agency’s website. Stepp was fired by the Medina Read More…

Brunswick Schools picks new treasurer

After an almost five-month search, Brunswick Schools selected a longtime Westlake Schools financial officer to serve as the district’s new treasurer. The Brunswick Board of Education announced Monday night it had a tentative agreement with Mark Pepera, 47. The appointment is expected to be finalized with a vote on Pepera’s contract during the board’s next Read More…

Medina Schools to purchase 19 new buses

The Medina Board of Education Monday night approved the purchase of 19 buses at a cost of $1.5 million. The board plans to pay for the new vehicles at about $391,800 a year over four years with an interest rate of 2.59 percent. Superintendent David Knight said at the board’s regular meeting that the decision Read More…

Wadsworth Schools to look into drug testing

Wadsworth Schools took the first step Monday toward a drug-testing policy for high school students as Superintendent Andrew Hill announced a committee will be formed to study the idea. At Monday’s board of education meeting, Hill said students who participate in extracurricular activities and those with permits to drive to school would be eligible to Read More…

‘The best teacher we ever met’: Farver celebrated as namesake for Wadsworth elementary school library

“Mrs. Farver set records for being the best teacher we ever met.” The words of a fourth-grader at Isham Elementary School in Wadsworth on Thursday echoed around the gymnasium in an hour-long ceremony that named the library after Heidi Currens Farver, a 16-year teacher in the district who died in February after a two-year fight Read More…