May 6, 2016

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Lorain school board approves back pay for administrators

LORAIN— The school board voted to give 19 employees back pay for the 2015-16 school year Monday night based upon a new salary scale that was passed in April. Board member Bill Sturgill said in this new scale, some administrative staff members are eligible for an up to 2.5 percent increase. “What we discussed Monday Read More…

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…

Lorain’s realignment plan adds school, shuffles students

LORAIN — The Lorain school district is aiming for “appropriate” help for students when it comes to a reorganization in the fall. “We have to have an appropriate education, and for some students that’s going across town to a different school to make sure they’re all together with students that can get them to where Read More…

Lorain High School students to return to class Wednesday after water main break

LORAIN — Students will return to Lorain High School on Wednesday after a water main break sent them home from school Tuesday. District spokeswoman Erin Gadd said the break occurred Tuesday morning and students were sent home at noon. While it was originally thought students would not be able to attend school Wednesday, the district Read More…

Longfellow Middle School students among world’s best at robotics competition

LORAIN — Fourteen Longfellow Middle School students are among the best robot designers in the world. After a week in Louisville, Ky., the group of students won the “Team Work Award” and finished ninth in Driver Skills out of 172 teams. They also finished 29th in the competition in the Spirit Division of 86 teams. Read More…

Lorain schools seek community input with health care survey

LORAIN — The Lorain school district is looking to improve the health care of its families and is looking for community input. “Our goal is to gather information from families, staff, physicians, school nurses and local partners that will help us to come up with solutions to meet student needs and to better serve our Read More…

Southview Middle School to return in Lorain next school year

LORAIN — The Lorain school district will be adding a middle school next year in addition to opening its new high school. In a districtwide email Monday, Superintendent Jeff Graham announced plans to reconvert the Lorain High School Annex, 2321 Fairless Drive, into Southview Middle School. “This has always been part of the district’s plan,” Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake treasurer Hill to replace Weber in Lorain

LORAIN — Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools Treasurer Joshua Hill is leaving the district for a new job. But he is not going far. Lorain Schools named Hill as the new treasurer for the district. Hill will replace Dale Weber, who retires June 30. “I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Lorain City Read More…

Graham brings back state of the schools address to show positives in Lorain

LORAIN — Lorain Schools is working with an Academic Distress Commission. The state is closely watching the district’s progress because of low student academic scores. And, school officials — state Sen Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, too — are working hard to lift the veil before the state brings in a chief executive officer with the Read More…

New report about man behaving strangely in Lorain

LORAIN — A 15-year-old Lorain girl told police that she looked out her window while she was getting ready for school Thursday morning and saw a man standing in her driveway, according to a police report on the incident, which occurred about the same time several attempts were made to abduct children on the city’s Read More…