July 3, 2015

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Hall hired as interim superintendent in Lorain

LORAIN — Assistant Superintendent David Hall was named interim superintendent by Board of Education members Monday. The appointment takes effect Wednesday, with Hall succeeding retiring Superintendent Tom Tucker. Hall will serve until Parma Superintendent Jeffrey Graham takes over Aug. 1. Hall was passed over Wednesday by board members in favor of Graham despite vocal opposition. Read More…

New Lorain superintendent has informal meet-and-greet at International Fest

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LORAIN — As part of efforts to get to know Lorain and its residents better, incoming Lorain Superintendent Jeffrey Graham visited the Lorain International Festival on Sunday. Graham, the Parma superintendent, succeeds retiring Superintendent Tom Tucker on Aug. 1. Graham said he’ll have formal meetings after he begins work. Sunday’s visit was informal, but Graham Read More…

More than a year after crash, Kyle walks to receive diploma

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Kyle Delligatti didn’t move when his name was called. From his place in a wheelchair just off to the side of the graduation stage, he sat for a beat before moving his hands slowly to the arm rests and pushing himself upward. An aide helped him stand — offering support until he was firmly on Read More…

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‘Youngstown’ rule could apply to Lorain in two years

LORAIN — Lorain Schools has two years to get its academic numbers up, or it will face the fallout of a new system state legislators have crafted as a way to handle failures in struggling districts. The so-called “Youngstown Plan” is not Youngstown-centric in the way legislation is currently written. Therefore, Lorain — the only district besides Read More…

In front of big crowd, Lorain school board hires Parma’s Graham

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LORAIN — Despite vociferous opposition from some attendees at the meeting, Board of Education members on Wednesday hired Parma Superintendent Jeffrey Graham to succeed retiring Superintendent Tom Tucker, effective Aug. 1. Board President Tony Dimacchia, board Vice President Bill Sturgill and board members Mitch Fallis and Tim Williams voted yes. Board member Jim Smith was Read More…

Graham has Lorain distress commission support; hiring expected tonight

LORAIN — The chairman of the Lorain Academic Distress Commission said he understands why some residents resent commission members supporting the hiring of Parma Superintendent Jeffrey Graham to lead the district. Graham is expected to be hired by the Lorain school district tonight to replace retiring Superintendent Tom Tucker. Since board member Jim Smith revealed Read More…

State auditor proposes cuts for Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools

SHEFFIELD — The state Auditor’s Office released a report Wednesday with suggestions that in part were used to help the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school district in its efforts to eliminate a deficit. The district had faced a $2.5 million deficit that was eliminated through $1.7 million in cuts and also the passage of a May levy Read More…

Oberlin schools planning November bond issue for new school building

OBERLIN — The Board of Education is forging ahead with plans for a pre-K through 12th grade building. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to place a 4.75-mill bond issue on the November ballot that would raise $16.75 million over the course of 37 years. The issue would cost the owner of a $100,000 home Read More…

Schools starting earlier; are state tests to blame?

The days of lounging until Labor Day are a thing of the past, but this year a return to school is coming even sooner in many Lorain County districts, and some say the demands of state-mandated testing are to blame. The week of Aug. 17 is popular as a starting point for most districts with Read More…

Board expected to hire Parma superintendent Graham

LORAIN — Presumptive Lorain Superintendent Jeffrey Graham said coming to Lorain would allow him to work more closely with staff, students and residents. Graham has been superintendent in Parma, which has about 11,500 students, about 75 percent more than Lorain’s roughly 6,500, since 2010. “I want to have a more intimate relationship with members of Read More…