Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education work session highlights 11-20-2018

NOVEMBER 20, 2018


  • Update on facilities renovations
  • Measuring student performance


President James Posch, Vice President Jodi Sourini, Dan Heintz, Malia Lewis, and Beverly Wright were present. Superintendent Talisa Dixon and Treasurer Scott Gainer were also present. The meeting began at 7 p.m. after an executive session and a meeting with Michael Collins of Ray and Associates, Inc., to discuss the superintendent search. The meeting adjourned at 9:32 p.m.

Update on facilities renovations

Mr. Doug Myers, senior project consultant with Project Management Consultants, LLC, updated the board on the middle school renovation.

Board members Jodi Sourini and Malia Lewis reported on the elementary school facilities phase two board committee work. (Phase one was the high school and middle schools.) The state money for construction will not be available to the district. Because the elementary buildings plan is ten years old, considerations for the elementary schools’ renovations include floor plans, use of current space, space for education and wrap around services, and the cost of busing. A facilities discussion is scheduled for Dec.14.

Measuring student performance

Allison Byrd, director of data, research, and assessment, presented the second in a series of presentations on student achievement testing in the district. Her primary focus was the kindergarten testing program. The staff and the teachers’ union are determining the time that is currently spent on kindergarten testing. Testing for grades one through three was discussed. She also presented sample test questions.

LWV Observer: Adele Cohn.

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