October 24, 2014

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Lorain Schools likely to face fiscal emergency even if levy passes

LORAIN — The school district is expected to become insolvent and declare fiscal emergency this spring, triggering a state financial takeover even if a levy passes in November. “I won’t have the cash to finish out the year,” School Treasurer Dale Weber said after Thursday’s Board of Education meeting where board members closed out the Read More…

Lorain narrows superintendent list to 3

LORAIN — The three finalists to become the new Lorain Schools superintendent are expected to be announced today. The three were chosen Thursday by Superintendent Search Committee members from among seven semi-finalists. Each member of the 10-member committee chose three candidates and the three with the most points were selected, according to Mitchell Fallis, a Read More…

Lorain school district cuts 2 more employees

LORAIN — Seeking to dispel the perception of a bloated Lorain Schools administration as the district seeks support for a levy, interim Superintendent Ed Branham on Tuesday defended the number of layoffs at the Charleston Administration Center and announced two more. Branham was responding to May 24 criticism from teachers union president David Wood that Read More…

Branham to serve as Lorain Schools’ interim leader

LORAIN — Nine years after serving as Lorain Schools interim superintendent, John Branham has retaken the job after being appointed today at the special Board of Education meeting. Branham, who left his job as Ashland University director of graduate studies, also previously served as director of staff and community relations for the Lorain school district 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…