Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education work session highlights 10-2-1018

OCTOBER 2, 2018


  • New master teachers
  • Board approvals
  • Future buildings
  • Career and ed tech fair
  • Meeting with Ohio School Board Association


President James Posch, Vice President Jodi Sourini, Dan Heinz and Malia Lewis were present. Beverly Wright was absent. Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon and Treasurer Scott Gainer were also present. The meeting began at 7:10 p.m. after an executive session and adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

New master teachers

Master teachers for 2018 are Danielle Copeland, Courtney White, Kathryn Craig, Tiffany Jordon-Shaw and Christine Smrdel.

Board approvals

The board approved field trips to Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Guatemala and Belize. The third and final reading of policies, group C, was held. (The policies can be found online at BoardDocs: link is in the left frame on the board of education’s webpage:

Future building use

The board started discussion about the future use of buildings and creating committees to look at the choices.

Career and ed tech ed fair

The career and technical education program has 19 offerings and will hold a career fair on Nov. 15.

Meeting with Ohio School Boards Association

The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) will meet with the board on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the board of education offices to discuss procedures in hiring a superintendent. Superintendent Dixon will be part of the process.

Upcoming meetings are a regular board meeting on Nov. 5 and a work session on Oct. 16 on finances. The meetings are at 7 p.m. at the board of education offices.

LWV observer: Adele Cohn.

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