Education News for 09-20-2012

State Education News

  • Little Miami to appeal state ruling on transfers (Cincinnati Enquirer)
  • The financially troubled Little Miami Schools will appeal a state board ruling that may clear the way for a portion of its Warren County district to transfer…Read more...

  • 37 state schools to brainstorm on saving (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Officials from all 37 Ohio public colleges and universities are to meet today to discuss how they can reduce costs to students and taxpayers and improve efficiencies…Read more...

  • District warned of fiscal emergency (Youngstown Vindicator)
  • Nearly 100 residents, teachers and other school employees packed Mathews High School cafeteria Wednesday evening to hear an Ohio Department of Education official warn about the consequences…Read more...

Local Education News

  • Revere reaches contract with workers (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • The Revere school board has reached a new contract with one of its unions…Read more...

  • CPS approves teacher evaluation system (Cincinnati Enquirer)
  • The Cincinnati school board Wednesday unanimously approved a new teacher evaluation policy that grades teachers on their students' academic growth…Read more...

  • Cleveland parents get lessons in truancy and curfew dangers (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Missing curfew and being truant might seem like small violations, but if students aren't where they are supposed to be, they're more likely to be in a place where they'll get into trouble…Read more...

  • School building study discussed (Findlay Courier)
  • The Arcadia school board was given a homework assignment Wednesday to study an analysis of its school facilities…Read more...

  • Drug test program is for volunteers (Warren Tribune Chronicle)
  • The new voluntary random drug testing program at the high school provides students with one more avenue for saying no to drugs, Principal Mary Walker said…Read more...


  • A flawed attempt at an in-school seclusion policy for Ohio (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Thank goodness the Ohio Board of Education's first crack at outlining the appropriate use of restraints and seclusion to isolate troubled youngsters is just an ill-conceived draft…Read more...

  • Third-grade goal (Columbus Dispatch)
  • With a recent vote to set a cut-off score for Ohio’s new “third-grade reading guarantee,” the state Board of Education has drawn a reasonable line for determining which children are struggling…Read more...

August 7th 2012 school levy results

Here are the results of the August 7th 2012 school levy elections, currently reported.

The passage rate is very similar to those of the 2011 August attempts. August ballots are no place for school levies it seems, unless there's significant urgency.

Meanwhile, as school struggle with the ongoing state budget cuts, Ohio should finish fiscal year 2013 with a $408 million surplus.

New renewal Failed Passed Pass %
New 23 5 17.9%
Renewal 1 6 85.7%
Over all 24 11 31.4%

Here's the full list of results.

District County For Against Result N/R
Ashtabula Area City Ashtabula 42.27% 57.73% Failed New
Barberton City Summit 42.93% 57.07% Failed New
Bethel Local Miami 57.00% 43.00% Passed Renewal
Bethel Local Miami 52.00% 48.00% Passed New
Brecksville-Broadview Cuyahoga 73.89% 26.11% Passed Renewal
Bryan City Williams 36.53% 63.47% Failed New
Buckeye Local Medina 62.82% 37.18% Passed New
Buckeye Valley Local Delaware 27.94% 72.06% Failed New
Chardon Local Geauga 39.90% 60.10% Failed New
Clear Fork Valley Local Richland 52.54% 47.46% Passed New
Clyde-Green Springs Sandusky 43.07% 56.93% Failed New
Columbiana EV Columbiana 30.72% 69.28% Failed New
Coventry Local Summit 46.71% 53.29% Failed New
Dalton Local Wayne 55.95% 44.05% Passed Renewal
East Holmes Local Holmes 36.02% 63.98% Failed New
Edon Northwest Local Williams 38.01% 61.99% Failed New
Geneva Area City Ashtabula 39.59% 60.41% Failed New
Green Local Scioto 47.38% 52.62% Failed New
Groveport-Madison Franklin 70.59% 29.41% Passed New
Jackson Center Local Shelby 49.89% 50.11% Failed New
Jefferson Area Local Ashtabula 18.81% 81.19% Failed New
Lake Local Wood 52.39% 47.61% Passed New
Louisville City Stark 39.82% 60.18% Failed New
Madison Local Lake 27.63% 72.37% Failed New
Margaretta Local Erie 53.92% 46.08% Passed Renewal
Monroe Local Butler 48.18% 51.82% Failed New
North Fork Local Licking 28.14% 71.86% Failed Renewal
Northmont City Montgomery 68.18% 31.82% Passed Renewal
Osnaburg Local Stark 14.12% 85.88% Failed New
Swanton Local Fulton 54.17% 45.83% Passed Renewal
Tipp City EV Miami 37.00% 63.00% Failed New
Tri-Village Local Darke 33.88% 66.12% Failed New
Vandalia-Butler City Montgomery 44.21% 55.79% Failed New
Woodridge Local Summit 48.65% 51.35% Failed New
Xenia Community City Greene 26.27% 73.73% Failed New

School levies on the August 2012 ballot

Here are the school levies and issues that will appear on the August 7th, 2012 special election ballots.

There are 26 requests for new monies (including bonds) and 9 renewal requests.

There are 2 bond issues, 1 combined bond and tax levy issue, 4 income tax issues, 1 combined bond and income tax issue, 1 combined income and tax levy issue and 26 tax levy issues. That makes a total of 35 school financing issues in total

County District Type N/R
Ashtabula Ashtabula Area CSD Tax Levy New
Ashtabula Geneva Area CSD Tax Levy New
Ashtabula Jefferson Area LSD Tax Levy New
Butler Monroe LSD Tax Levy New
Columbiana Columbiana EVSD Bond New
Cuyahoga Brecksville-Broadview Heights CSD Tax Levy Renew
Darke Tri-Village LSD Tax Levy New
Delaware Buckeye Valley LSD Income Tax & Bond New
Erie Margaretta LSD Tax Levy Renew
Franklin Groveport-Madison LSD Tax Levy Renew
Fulton Swanton LSD Tax Levy Renew
Geauga Chardon LSD Tax Levy New
Greene Xenia Community CSD Income Tax New
Hamilton Lockland LSD Tax Levy New
Holmes East Holmes LSD Tax Levy New
Lake Madison LSD Tax Levy New
Licking North Fork LSD Income Tax Renew
Medina Buckeye LSD Tax Levy New
Miami Bethel LSD Tax Levy Renew
Miami Bethel LSD Tax Levy Renew
Miami Tipp City EVSD Tax Levy New
Montgomery Northmont CSD Tax Levy Renew
Montgomery Vandalia-Butler CSD Tax Levy New
Richland Clear Fork Valley LSD Income Tax New
Sandusky Clyde-Green Springs EVSD Tax Levy New
Scioto Green LSD Tax Levy New
Shelby Jackson Center LSD Income Tax New
Stark Louisville CSD Tax Levy New
Summit Coventry LSD Bond and Tax Levy New
Summit Barberton CSD Tax Levy New
Summit Woodridge LSD Tax Levy New
Wayne Dalton LSD Tax Levy Renew
Williams Bryan CSD Bond New
Williams Edon Northwest LSD Income Tax and Tax Levy New
Wood Lake LSD Tax Levy New

Here are the levy results for the August 2011 special election. 8 of 25 issues were approved. All renewal and replacement requests passed, with just 4 of 21 new requests.

November 2011 School levies and issues

Here's the list of school levies and issues from around the state that will appear on ballots this November 8th, 2011.

County School District New/Renewal
Adams Adams County/Ohio Valley LSD N
Allen Bath LSD R
Allen Perry LSD R
Allen Perry LSD  
Allen Shawnee LSD R
Allen Spencerville LSD R
Ashland Ashland CSD R
Ashland Hillsdale LSD R
Ashtabula Ashtabula Area CSD R
Ashtabula Geneva Area CSD N
Ashtabula Grand Valley LSD N
Auglaize Minster LSD R
Belmont Bellaire CSD LSD R
Belmont Bellaire CSD LSD N
Butler Fairfield CSD N
Butler Lakota LSD N
Clark Northwestern LSD R
Clark Tecumseh LSD R
Clermont West Clermont LSD N
Clinton Blanchester LSD N
Clinton Wilmington CSD R
Columbiana United LSD N
Coshocton Coshocton CSD R
Crawford Wynford LSD N
Cuyahoga Bedford CSD N
Cuyahoga Berea CSD N
Cuyahoga Cleveland Heights-University Heights CSD N
Cuyahoga Cuyahoga Heights LSD N
Cuyahoga Euclid CSD N
Cuyahoga Garfield Heights CSD N
Cuyahoga Independence LSD R
Cuyahoga North Royalton CSD R
Cuyahoga Olmsted Falls CSD N
Cuyahoga Orange CSD N
Cuyahoga Strongsville CSD R
Darke Greenville CSD N
Defiance Ayersville LSD R
Delaware Buckeye Valley LSD N
Delaware Delaware CSD N
Erie Vermilion LSD N
Fairfield Fairfield Union LSD R
Fairfield Lancaster CSD N
Fairfield Walnut Township LSD R
Franklin Canal Winchester LSD R
Franklin Dublin CSD N
Franklin Groveport Madison LSD N
Franklin Hilliard CSD N
Franklin Westerville CSD N
Fulton Evergreen LSD N
Fulton Gorham Fayette LSD R
Fulton Pike-Delta-York LSD R
Geauga Cardinal LSD N
Geauga Newbury LSD R
Geauga West Geauga LSD N
Greene Beavercreek CSD N
Greene Greeneview LSD N
Greene Xenia Community CSD N
Guernsey Cambridge CSD N
Guernsey East Guernsey LSD N
Guernsey Rolling Hills LSD R
Hamilton Cincinnati CSD N
Hamilton Madeira CSD N
Hamilton Mt Healthy CSD N
Hamilton Northwest LSD N
Hamilton Three Rivers LSD R
Hardin Ada EVSD N
Hardin Riverdale LSD N
Henry Patrick Henry LSD N
Holmes East Holmes LSD N
Huron Monroeville LSD R
Huron Norwalk CSD R
Jefferson Edison LSD N
Knox East Knox LSD N
Knox Fredericktown LSD ?
Knox Mount Vernon CSD R
Lake Fairport Harbor EVSD N
Lake Kirtland LSD N
Lake Riverside LSD N
Lake Wickliffe CSD N
Lake Willoughby-Eastlake CSD N
Licking North Fork LSD N
Licking Northridge LSD ?
Licking Northridge LSD N
Logan Bellefontaine CSD R
Logan Bellefontaine CSD R
Lorain Avon LSD N
Lorain Clearview LSD R
Lorain Lorain County JVSD N
Lorain Lorain CSD N
Lorain North Ridgeville CSD N
Lorain Oberlin CSD N
Lorain Oberlin CSD R
Lucas Maumee CSD N
Lucas Ottawa Hills LSD N
Lucas Washington LSD N
Madison London CSD N
Mahoning Canfield LSD N
Mahoning Western Reserve LSD R
Marion Elgin LSD R
Marion Pleasant LSD R
Marion Ridgedale LSD R
Marion River Valley LSD N
Marion Tri-Rivers JVSD R
Marion Tri-Rivers JVSD N
Medina Black River LSD ?
Medina Black River LSD N
Medina Cloverleaf LSD N
Medina Wadsworth CSD N
Mercer Fort Recovery LSD N
Miami Miami East LSD N
Miami Piqua CSD N
Miami Tipp CSD EVSD R
Monroe Switzerland Of Ohio LSD R
Montgomery Huber Heights CSD N
Montgomery Jefferson Township LSD R
Montgomery Kettering CSD R
Montgomery Mad River LSD N
Montgomery Northmont CSD N
Montgomery Northridge LSD N
Montgomery Vandalia-Butler CSD ?
Montgomery West Carrollton CSD N
Ottawa Benton Carroll Salem LSD N
Ottawa Genoa Area LSD N
Paulding Antwerp LSD R
Pickaway Teays Valley LSD N
Portage Aurora CSD R
Portage Crestwood LSD R
Portage Field LSD N
Portage Streetsboro CSD R
Portage Waterloo LSD N
Preble College Corner N
Preble Tri-County North LSD R
Preble Tri-County North LSD N
Preble Twin Valley Community LSD R
Richland Clear Fork Valley LSD ?
Richland Lexington LSD N
Richland Lucas LSD R
Richland Lucas LSD R
Richland Plymouth-Shiloh LSD R
Richland Shelby CSD R
Sandusky Clyde-Green Springs EVSD N
Sandusky Woodmore LSD N
Seneca Old Fort LSD ?
Seneca Tiffin CSD N
Shelby Botkins LSD N
Stark Canton CSD N
Stark Lake LSD N
Stark Minerva LSD R
Stark Osnaburg LSD N
Stark Sandy Valley LSD R
Summit Akron CSD N
Summit Barberton CSD N
Summit Copley-Fairlawn CSD R
Summit Nordonia Hills CSD N
Summit Norton CSD R
Summit Stow-Munroe Falls CSD N
Summit Woodridge LSD N
Trumbull Howland LSD N
Trumbull Lakeview LSD R
Trumbull Weathersfield LSD N
Tuscarawas Dover CSD N
Tuscarawas New Philadelphia CSD R
Tuscarawas Strasburg-Franklin LSD R
Union North Union LSD R
Van Wert Crestview LSD R
Van Wert Crestview LSD R
Warren Carlisle LSD N
Warren Lebanon CSD N
Warren Little Miami LSD N
Washington Warren LSD N
Williams Bryan CSD R
Williams Bryan CSD N
Williams Edon-Northwest LSD ?
Williams Montpelier EVSD N
Williams Stryker LSD N
Wood Lake LSD N