Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Elementary school principals address mission statements and the board talks energy conservation.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education addressed energy conservation, elementary school goals and policed parking lots Monday night. Energy Conservation The next step in the energy conservation project was funding, which the board approved. The project, introduced in a meeting June 20, 2011, will cut costs and save energy by installing new, efficient lighting, said Larry Tomec, director of business services. Mission Statements Prior to a new year, Chippewa, Highland Drive and Hilton elementaries adjusted their mission statements and explained goals for the upcoming year. The general feeling between the three schools was to improve behavior, academic skills and use of technology. “We need to use technology appropriately,” said…
Monday, August 22, 2011
The board looks to pay for an energy conservation project and other items at tonight's meeting.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education will hold a meeting 7 p.m. Monday at the Education Center. According to the agenda, the board will discuss approval of energy conservation matters and work on agreements between the schools and other services for the 2011-2012 school year. The full agenda can be found in a PDF on this page and on the district's website. For more board meeting news, check Brecksville Patch Monday night and Tuesday afternoon.
Monday, June 6, 2011
City council and school boards meet; 'The Music Man' starts this weekend.
Here’s what is going on this week in Brecksville. • A special meeting of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Education Center, 6638 Mill Rd. The board will meet in executive session to review negotiations/bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms of employment. The district could lose as much as $2.9 million a year in state funding, and the district faces a budget deficit as early as 2013 even without those funding cuts, according to Superintendent Scot Prebles. • City Council meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 9069 Brecksville Rd. • Thursday is the last day of school except at Highland Drive and Hilton elementary schools, which will …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Superintendent outlines projected deficits, plans to balance budget
Faced with the loss of as much as $2.9 million a year in state funding, the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education unanimously agreed to support Superintendent Scot Prebles’ plan to reduce costs in the district, including merging and eliminating jobs throughout the district. After an executive session meeting, Prebles said the board agreed in a 5-0 vote to allow Prebles to seek renegotiation on contracts with both the the Brecksville- Broadview Heights Education Association (BEA) and Brecksville-Broadview Heights Organizational Support Staff (BOSS). The board scheduled a special meeting June 6 to address budget issues. If carried out as planned, it would represent a reduction of the district’s teachers by 14 percent over a …
Monday, December 20, 2010
The district’s Board of Education plans to decide the cuts in January, but not before it holds another public meeting to gather input.
The members of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education face a tough decision in the 2011-2012 school year: how to cut $1.5 million from their district's budget. The decision is especially trying because it's the third time cuts have been made in almost as many years, said Board President George Balasko. "No matter what we do, we're lowering the quality of our product," he said. The board met Dec. 13, despite that day's heavy snowstorm, to discuss a variety of issues, but the impending budget cuts took center stage. Superintendent Scot Prebles is presenting the board with a wide array of options, along with potential cost savings, and board members will decide which to pursue to reach $1.5 million in cuts. According to the …