August 2, 2015

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Lorain schools end year with bigger surplus than expected

LORAIN — The school district ended the school year with a $5.85 million surplus, Lorain Schools Treasurer Dale Weber said Thursday. Weber last year predicted the district in a worst-case scenario — which would’ve included no increase in state funding — would finish the year with a $2.85 million deficit. Weber attributed the surplus — Read More…

Candidates recommended to replace Tucker as Lorain superintendent

LORAIN — Five applicants to replace retiring Lorain Superintendent Tom Tucker have been recommended by Educational Service Center of Lorain County, according to Greg Ring, center superintendent. Ring, whose organization is running the search for the Board of Education, said Wednesday that he made the recommendations to board President Tony Dimacchia last week. Ring said Read More…

17 vie for Lorain school superintendent’s job

LORAIN — Seventeen candidates have applied to succeed retiring Superintendent Tom Tucker. Tuesday was the deadline for applications to the Educational Service Center of Lorain County, which is running the search for Board of Education members. The field includes two internal candidates: Assistant Superintendent David Hall and Megan Young, Toni Morrison Elementary School principal. The Read More…

Field forms to replace Tucker as Lorain school superintendent

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LORAIN — The first two candidates applying to succeed retiring Superintendent Tom Tucker are former Alliance and Brookfield Superintendent Stephen Stohla and Bruce Thomas, superintendent of the Albert Einstein Academy, a Westlake charter school. Tucker was chosen over Stohla in 2012. Stohla, who grew up in Lorain and was a 1966 Admiral King High School Read More…

Criteria set for new Lorain leaders

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LORAIN — Wanted: Good communicator who can improve academics, increase enrollment and get levies passed in an impoverished school district in academic emergency. That’s the job description for the successor to Superintendent Tom Tucker, who retires in June. Board of Education members at their Monday meeting discussed qualifications with Gregory Ring, Educational Service Center of Read More…

State takeover of Lorain Schools underway

LORAIN – The academic takeover of Lorain Schools began today with the naming of a five-member Academic Distress Commission. The state-appointed members are Commission Chairman William Zelei, Rosa Rivera-Hainaj and Cathy Deitlin. The locally-appointed members are Henry Patterson and Raul Ramos. Ramos is a Lorain County Community College professor and former Lorain Board of Education Read More…

Lorain Schools expects interim soon, acceptance of Atkinson’s resignation delayed

LORAIN — An interim Lorain Schools superintendent could be named by week’s end. Board of Education Chairman Tony Dimacchia said Tuesday that board members will interview candidates this week and are looking for someone outside the district with superintendent experience and the ability to get a 1.5 percent earned income tax school levy passed by Read More…

Lorain superintendent one of two considered by Atlanta Schools

Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson is now one of two finalists for the Atlanta Schools’ superintendent job after a third finalist dropped out of the running. Barbara M. Jenkins, an Atlanta native and deputy superintendent of schools in Orange County, Fla., removed herself from consideration earlier in the week, said Atlanta Schools Spokesman Keith Bromery. No Read More…