LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS / Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education meeting highlights [online 11-3-2015]

NOVEMBER 3, 2015

  • Awards and recognitions
  • Field trips
  • Gifted programs
  • Contract award
  • Change order for Wiley
  • Donations
  • Facilities Accountability Committee

Board Vice President Ron Register was absent.

Awards and recognitions

The board recognized National Merit commended scholars Graham Ball, Aviva Klein, and Hannah Smith. The board recognized CTE (Career Technical Education) student of the month, Tapash Sharma. The audio engineering program was recognized as a CTE program of the month. Three Heights Options Student Global Ambassadors were recognized: Nathan Jolly, Cherron Hodges, and Aaron Hemphill. In February, they will travel to London to study for a week at Evelyn Grace Academy. They will also visit Oxford University.

Field trips

The board approved the following field trips:

  • Heights High School Students of Promise to Washington, D.C., scheduled for November 5-7, 2015.
  • Heights High School girls’ varsity basketball team field trip to the Newark High Holiday Basketball Tournament, Newark, NJ, scheduled for December 27-28, 2015.
  • Monticello Middle School eighth grade field trip to Washington, D.C., scheduled for May 11-13, 2016.

Gifted programs

Toia Robinson, gifted coordinator, gave an update on enrollment in gifted programs. The identification of gifted students is up, but enrollment is down. Ohio policy identifies gifted students based on test scores, not other criteria. Not all of the students identified at the elementary level are enrolling in classes, based on data from the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

Contract award

The board approved a contract with Moody Nolan architects for architectural services related to the reconstruction of Monticello and Roxboro Middle Schools.

Change order for Wiley

The board approved a change order for the Wiley enabling projects, with a total value of $282,153. This is one of the last series of additional supporting programs for the high school move to Wiley.


The board accepted donations of $100 to Oxford Elementary and $1,550 to the Delisle Options Center.

Facilities Accountability Committee

Board Member Eric Silverman met with the Facilities Accountability Committee, which discussed the high school swimming pool and sharing it with the city. The committee has two vacancies; applications will be reviewed.

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 mbarnes9515@gmail.com 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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