Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education meeting highlights 5-1-2018

MAY 1, 2018


  • Public comments
  • Tiger Team members
  • Career tech and education program growth
  • Board approvals and donations
  • Social studies curriculum
  • Annual review of board policies


Vice President Jodi Sourini, Dan Heintz, Malia Lewis, and Beverly Wright were present. President James Posch was absent. Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon and Treasurer Scott Gainer were also present. The meeting began at 7 p.m. after an executive session and adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

Public comment

Flag etiquette: Charles Drake complained that the district was not lighting the flag at night time. He informed the board of requirements for nighttime lighting and for flying the flag at half-mast.

Tiger Team members

Students Carol Imka (tenth grade) and Davon Beane (eleventh grade) reported news from the high school.

The board honored 12 Tiger Team members of the month.

Career tech and education program growth

Career Tech Director Bradley Callender reported on the growth of the career and tech education program. There are now five strategic goals and 31 programs offered at four sites. The complete presentation is available on BoardDocs, which is linked to the district web site. Click on the agenda for the May 1 meeting.

Board approvals and donations

The board approved bids for the Canterbury Elementary facade restoration and the Gearity roof replacement.

The board accepted donations of more than $3,900.

Social studies curriculum

The board presented the second reading of the social studies curriculum, which can be viewed on BoardDocs (see above).

Annual review of board policies

The yearly review of board policies will be done in three parts. The first seven policy changes are available on BoardDocs (see above).

The next meeting is a work session on May 15 at 7 p.m. at the board of education offices. A regular board meeting will be held on June 5 at 7 p.m. at the high school cafeteria.

LWV Observer: Adele Cohn.

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