May 29, 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…

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…

39 apply for Medina Schools’ superintendent post

Thirty-nine candidates have applied to replace retiring Medina Superintendent Dave Knight, who will step down July 31, school board President Rob Skidmore said. Friday was the deadline for applicants and Skidmore said 43 originally applied, but four candidates withdrew. Of the 39 still in the running, only 22 have completed all the necessary requirements. Seventeen Read More…

BREAKING: Medina Superintendent Knight submits resignation

David Knight submitted his resignation Tuesday night, effective July 31, as superintendent of Medina Schools. Knight made the announcement at the school board meeting at Medina High School. Knight is credited with bringing the school district out of the abyss created during the controversy surrounding Randy Stepp, the district’s former superintendent. Knight was hired as Read More…

School board selects Parkhurst for empty seat

Rebecca Parkhurst was appointed last June to the Medina Board of Education after member Doug Adamczyk moved to California. The school board liked her then, and its opinion hasn’t changed. She emerged as the leading candidate Wednesday from a field of four applicants and she was appointed to the board’s vacant position during a meeting Read More…

Medina school board to fill vacant position today

The Medina Board of Education has called a special meeting for 5:55 tonight to fill its vacant spot. There are four candidates for the position, including former board member Rebecca Parkhurst, who was appointed to her seat that expired Dec. 31. Because of an omission, Parkhurst’s name was not on the Nov. 3 ballot, meaning Read More…

Medina High School’s 2016 prom will be in Akron

Medina High School has decided to move its May 14, 2016, prom to Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Principal Jeff Harrison said the school outgrew its previous location, Weymouth Country Club, where the prom has been held for at least the last five years. “It’s not that we’re unhappy with Weymouth,” Harrison said at Read More…

Medina school board bids farewell to Givelekian

Medina Schools Superintendent Dave Knight tried to make the best of what some thought was a sad situation at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. He bought a cake for outgoing board member Tracy Givelekian and handed out pieces to those in attendance. Her term will expire Dec. 31. “We appreciate all you’ve done,” Knight said. Read More…

Snafu means Parkhurst may lose Medina Schools seat

Rebecca Parkhurst’s term on the Medina Board of Education will expire at the end of the year, but she might be back in January. Parkhurst mistakenly was omitted from the Nov. 3 ballot for re-election. It wasn’t until after the filing deadline that the district realized its mistake. Now, it’s up to the board to Read More…

Medina Schools OKs drug testing of student-athletes

The Medina Board of Education unanimously adopted a random drug-testing policy at its meeting Monday night. The random urine-testing policy will be adopted at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. According to the policy, the program is designed to create a safe, drug-free environment for student-athletes and assist them in getting help when needed. Read More…