August 29, 2015

Elyria
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Back to school

Elyria students are not the only ones returning to school today. This week marks the first day of classes for several Lorain County districts, including: Amherst — today Avon — Thursday Avon Lake — today Clearview — Started Tuesday Keystone — Started Monday Lorain — today North Ridgeville — Thursday Other districts start later this Read More…

Meeting sheds light on Avon Schools’ drug-testing policy

AVON — Parents raised questions about Avon Schools’ new random drug-testing policy during an informational meeting Sunday afternoon. Starting this school year, any seventh- to 12th-grader who holds a parking pass or is enrolled in at least one extracurricular activity can be randomly selected for a drug test. “We’re not trying to see how many Read More…

Chamber of Commerce luncheon welcomes new county teachers

ELYRIA — Veteran teachers are leaving education now more than ever and often cite Common Core standards and high-stakes testing as the reason for such departures, but first-year teachers say they are ready to accept the demands of the ever-changing profession. “I want to inspire children,” said 24-year-old Jeremy Johnson, a first-year special education teacher Read More…

New Avon Middle School makes debut

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AVON — It came in $1 million under budget, was completed on time and the public got its first glimpse of the new Avon Middle School on Wednesday. The 162,000-square-foot building will house grades six through eight, and nearly 1,100 students will fill the building this year. The first day of school for Avon students Read More…

Avon Middle School to be unveiled Wednesday

AVON — It’s been nearly three years in the making, and on Wednesday the public will get its first glimpse of the new $33 million Avon Middle School. A grand opening will begin 5 p.m. Wednesday at 3445 Long Road where those involved in the project will be acknowledged followed by an open house for Read More…

Elyria Schools treasurer leaving for Avon post

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ELYRIA — The Elyria school district is on the hunt for a new treasurer. Katie Henes, who has been with the district since 2004, resigned Tuesday, said Amy Higgins, Elyria Schools spokeswoman. The resignation is effective July 31. Henes is leaving Elyria to serve as treasurer of Avon Schools. In that role, Henes will oversee Read More…

Will Avon Village School be new home for city offices?

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AVON — City Council toured Avon Village School on Monday to get a feel for whether the building could house City Hall. Mayor Bryan Jensen has proposed collaborating with Avon Schools on a project that would refurbish the 90-year-old building into administrative offices for the city and the school district. The building housed the district’s Read More…

Work to begin to address Avon Middle School drainage problems

AVON — Work will begin this summer on a project to solve drainage problems at Avon Middle School. The Avon Board of Education approved a $1.1 million bid to Cleveland-based Sona Construction LLC during a special meeting Saturday before the high school commencement at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center. District Treasurer Jim Hudson said three Read More…

School district literacy ratings are released

Last fall, the Ohio Department of Education postponed releasing a report letting parents know how well districts were doing to help struggling readers — those young students who were at-risk for falling further behind in their studies and possibly not becoming high school graduates. The explanation was more time was needed to tweak how the Read More…

Full list of issues

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Issue No. Municipality, Issue type/millage, Purpose, Duration 1 Carlisle Township, Additional / .75 mill, Roads and Bridges, 4 years 2 Carlisle Township, Gas Aggregation, Gas Aggregation, N/A 3 Carlisle Township, Electric Aggregation, Electric Aggregation, N/A 4 Columbia Township, Renewal / 1.74 mills, Library Current Expenses, 5 years 5 Grafton Township, Gas Aggregation, Gas Aggregation, N/A Read More…