Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education meeting highlights 12-5-2017

DECEMBER 5, 2017

  • Issuance and sale of bonds
  • Library board of trustees interviews and appointment

Board President Ron Register, Vice President Kal Zucker, Jim Posch and Eric Silverman were present, as were as Superintendent Talisa Dixon and Treasurer Scott Gainer. Beverly Wright arrived in time for the interviews. The meeting opened at 6:15 p.m. and ended after 9:30 p.m., at which time the board went into executive session to discuss district land issues.

Issuance and sale of bonds

The board approved a resolution providing for the issuance and sale of bonds.

Library board of trustees interviews and appointment

The purpose of the meeting was to interview candidates for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights library board of trustees. Two positions were open, with eight candidates interviewing: John Bacha, George Barony, Sara Bartlett, Dana Fluellen, Mary Hobson, Karen Long, Tyler McTigue and Vikas Turakhia.

The school board members asked each candidate the same questions. The questions included the candidate’s ability to fulfill a seven-year term, qualities the candidate brings to the library board, the nature of the relationship between the school board and the library board, challenges the library board faces, and the candidate’s experience.

After discussion, the board selected Dana Fluellen and Vikas Turakhia to serve for the partial term (through December 2021) and full term (through December 2025), respectively.

LWV Observer: Adele Cohn.

NOTE: There is no LWV report for the Nov. 28 special meeting, which was held in executive session.

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