Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education and FAC meeting highlights 1-27-2017

JANUARY 27, 2017

  • Overview of  FAC functions
  • FAC report on the high school renovation
  • Comments and questions from the board concerning the FAC report
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses

Board members Ron Register (president), Kal Zucker (vice president), Jim Posch, Eric Silverman and Beverly Wright were present. Superintendent Talisa Dixon and Treasurer Scott Gainer were also present.

The public meeting was a joint meeting between the school board and the Facilities Accountability Committee (FAC). After an executive session regarding negotiations, the public meeting began at 6:30 p.m. with a reception honoring an FAC member, and ended at 8:20 p.m.

Overview of FAC functions

Seku Shabazz reported on the charge of the FAC, which is posted on the district website.

FAC report

The high school will have a silver LEED rating and is ADA compliant. The historic preservation goal for the high school was achieved as well. Not all of the career tech programs will be held at the high school. Community access to the pool is still being discussed. The high school renovation is over budget and concern exists that the middle school renovations will have to forgo some items in order to keep the whole project on budget. Communication with the public concerning the high school renovation was poor.

Comments and questions from the board

The board had many questions about the budget and schedule. Board members will send their concerns to Ron Register, and he will work to include them on the agenda for the Feb. 7 meeting.

Reimbursement of travel expenses

Register is a member of the Ohio School Boards Association. The board approved a resolution that the Association would pay for his related travel expenses.

Upcoming meetings

The next meetings scheduled are a regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and a work session on Tuesday, Feb. 21. All meetings are at 7 p.m.

LWV Observer: Adele Cohn.

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 email postings of full reports, send an email 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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