May 6, 2016

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Lorain County middle-schoolers help create positive project

Middle school can be a tough place, especially for kids who don’t fit in with their peers. Mental health professionals have said that social isolation is a risk factor that can lead to depression and, in the worst cases, self-harm and suicide. Area leaders looked for ways to reach out to that population, and a Read More…

Survey: Elyria voters still poised to say yes to schools’ bond issue, but are more wary about athletic complex

ELYRIA — Updated survey results show voters are still in favor of a bond issue to fund new schools and a new athletic complex. But support has waned since a similar survey was conducted in November before the details of the master plan were ironed out. It appears the athletic complex is a game changer Read More…

Superintendent: Elyria Schools strive to excel

ELYRIA — The state of Elyria Schools is good. But the district wants to be exceptional. Superintendent Tom Jama spoke Wednesday during his State of the Schools address about what it means to offer an exceptional education, but it wasn’t until the lights dimmed and the little glowing robotic balls zoomed into the room that Read More…

Donation provides boost to Elyria Schools’ IT security

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools is getting pricey hacker armor in the form of new software designed to keep out unwanted network intruders. The cost to the district for the software, valued at $174,000: Absolutely nothing. Binary Defense Systems, based in Hudson, is donating its BDS Vision Software, along with consulting fees, and yearly monitoring. David Read More…

Elyria High student charged with making threats after Tweeting about shooting up a school

ELYRIA — A 14-year-old boy will face juvenile charges after saying Saturday on Twitter, “I feel like shooting up a school.” According to a news release from Elyria Schools, the Tweet tagged the Elyria Schools account, which led to an immediate investigation. Police questioned the boy, a student at Elyria High School, who admitted the threat, and Read More…

Board OKs school plans

ELYRIA — The configuration of new schools that leans heavily toward merging elementary and middle schools is the master plan design school board members will submit to the state. On Wednesday night, board members unanimously accepted the recommendations of the master plan committee and submit to the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission a building plan that Read More…

Elyria Schools to survey voters on plans

ELYRIA — Superintendent Tom Jama is making the rounds to hear what residents have to say about the Elyria school district’s upcoming bond issue, and he’s finding that community members are questioning the inclusion of the locally funded initiatives, including a proposed $9 million sports complex. On Tuesday night, school board members authorized a 600-household Read More…

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Volleyball tournament pits Elyria schools staff against each other

Elyria schools plan less tradition, more campus-style

ELYRIA — A vastly different Elyria Schools, one with a facility footprint with more campus-style buildings and a new athletic stadium, is being called the right plan for voters to see in November. On Wednesday night, school board members heard the final recommendations from the district’s master plan committee of what should make up the Read More…

Elyria Schools superintendent meets with public today

Coffee, breakfast and banter with the Elyria Schools superintendent— are scheduled 8 to 9 a.m. today when Superintendent Tom Jama holds another Java with Jama session at Rubin’s Deli and Restaurant in Chestnut Commons, off Chestnut Ridge Road. This session takes place a day before a planned school board meeting where discussions on final recommendations Read More…