Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education meeting highlights 10-6-2015

OCTOBER 6, 2015

  • Awards and recognitions
  • New communications coordinator
  • Wiley enabling change order
  • Obsolete IT items
  • Donations
  • Wiley transition
  • Fall musical
  • Upcoming meetings

All board members were present.

Awards and recognitions

The board recognized Vietnam Veteran Lloyd Granaas by issuing an honorary diploma. Granaas served three years in Vietnam after leaving Heights High. The board recognized Monticello student Maple Buescher, who has been named kid reporter for Time for Kids magazine.

New communications coordinator

Superintendent Talisa Dixon introduced Scott Wortman as the new communication coordinator, replacing Angee Shaker.

Wiley enabling change order

The board approved a change order for the Wiley enabling projects with a total value of $239,841. This is one of the final change orders.

Obsolete IT items

The board approved the removal of obsolete IT inventory items for Jan. 1, 1911 through December 20, 2005. Many of these items had been disposed of, but they are still on the inventory list.


The board accepted donations of iPads for Boulevard Elementary School; $75 for Canterbury Elementary School; $1,525 for Noble Elementary School; $72 for Roxboro Middle School, $1,790 for Delisle Options Center; $700 for the Athletic Department; and clothing for Heights High.

Wiley transition

Board President Nancy Peppler reported positive comments about the transition of the high school to Wiley. RTA has added two additional bus services, and the winter sidewalk-clearing plan is in place.

Fall musical

The fall musical, “Grease,” will be performed Nov. 5–8. Elementary and middle school students will not participate this year because of the changes at Heights High.

Upcoming meetings

  • The board will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and a regular board meeting on Monday, Nov. 2.
  • The facilities accountability committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at the Board of Education building.

LWV Observer: Lillian Houser.

These meeting summaries are abstracted from LWV observers’ written reports. The summaries have been edited and prepared by Anne McFarland, Charlene Morse and Maryann Barnes. To receive e-mail postings of full reports, send an e-mail to or join through Google groups using “lwv-chuh observer reports” as a search phrase.

These reports contain member observation and selected highlights of public meetings and are not official statements of the Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland. This disclaimer must accompany any redistribution of these reports.

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