Monday, October 29, 2012
Class is expected to resume on Wednesday for Brecksville-Broadview Heights.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools will be closed Tuesday because of the affects of the storm, according to a message posted on the district’s website. Classes are expected to resume on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has Brecksville under a high wind warning and a flood watch—along with other storm-related weather alerts—until the end of the day on Tuesday. Follow Brecksville Patch on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Update, 11:30 p.m. The Cuyahoga Valley Career Center will also be closed on Tuesday, according to the school's website.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The district’s latest five-year forecast still projects that the district will be out of money by fiscal year 2016.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education approved its latest five-year financial forecast on Monday, and the news is good, but not great, for the district. The good news? The forecast reflects changes the district has made through its latest teachers and staff union contracts. The decreased spending due to salary freezes and other measures means that the district won’t have a negative cash balance as soon as it thought. But the district still expects to spend more than it brings in each year of the forecast, and Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer Rick Berdine thinks the district will have a negative cash balance—or be out of money—by fiscal year 2016, which begins on July 1, 2015. This is an improvement from May’s forecast, …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Catch up on the news this week.
If you missed a story or two this week, you can catch up in minutes by reading the summaries below.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Look for the ratings for individual schools in Brecksville-Broadview Heights or across the state in our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education released preliminary report card data for schools across the state on Wednesday. The final results won’t be released until the state finishes its investigation into some districts' attendance data. Search through our database above to find information on any traditional, public school in the state. You’ll find the school’s preliminary state report card rating—all of Brecksville-Broadview Heights’ schools were ranked “Excellent” or above for the 2011-2012 school year—and enrollment data, attendance rates and graduation rates for high schools. You’ll also find the percent of students who scored proficient or above on each state test and the school’s performance index, which measures how well students do on …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Compare local districts with our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education today released all of the preliminary data for the 2011-2012 state report cards. The final data is on hold until the state completes an investigation into some districts’ attendance numbers. The Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools again earned the highest possible state ranking of “Excellent with Distinction.” Use our searchable database above to see how any public district in the state performed. The database includes data on the percentage of students who scored proficient or above on sections of the Ohio Achievement Assessments and the percentage of students who passed the Ohio Graduation Test, as well as data on the percentage of teachers in classrooms that are highly qualified, properly certified …
The state has released the preliminary ratings for districts and schools.
The state has released the rest of the state report card information, and the news is good for Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools. While the data is still preliminary, as of now, the district has again achieved the highest possible state report card rating for the 2011-2012 school year: “Excellent with Distinction.” School and district report cards are usually released at the beginning of the school year, but that timeline has been pushed back while the state auditor investigates whether some districts manipulated attendance data. Some preliminary data—without the ratings—was released in late September. The final results and the PDFs of the report cards won’t be published until the state auditor’s investigation is done, according to the…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Add photos of your favorite Bees sports teams in action this fall.
The fall sports season is well underway for Brecksville-Broadview Heights athletes. At Brecksville Patch, we’d like to highlight the teams’ successes this fall, but we need your help! Add photos from this fall’s games, meets and matches above by clicking “Upload Photos and Videos.” You can choose as many photos as you’d like to share, and captions are welcome. If you’d like to post more in-depth updates on your favorite team, like reader Mark Fields did for the golf team, check out this article for how to post a blog, an event or more.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Check out the routine Brecksville-Broadview Heights students performed this morning as part of the event.
Brecksville-Broadview Heights students took a minute this morning to get active as part of the 2012 JAM World Record event. At 10 a.m., participating students across the country stopped what they were doing and took just one minute to exercise. Maria Schneider, physical education teacher at the middle school, said the event raises awareness of the importance of being active. The JAM organization came up with a routine for everyone to do, but the Bees put their own twist on it, adding a move from the viral video “Gangnam Style” at the end. Check out the YouTube video above that Schneider added of some of the middle school students practicing their routine. And if any teachers, principals or students snapped some photos this morning, feel …
If you’re looking for a home in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights school district, mark these open houses in your calendar.
All of the information in the photo gallery above can be found on Aol Real Estate. Make sure to check there for more open houses this weekend!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
There are no overall ratings yet, but Brecksville-Broadview Heights parents, teachers and community members can take a look at how the district did on some of the important indicators like graduation rate and adequate yearly progress.
Traditional state report cards for local school districts have been delayed, but the Ohio Department of Education today released some preliminary data to give the public an idea of how their local school district performed last year. The information does not include an overall rating, such as “excellent” or “effective,” that the public is used to seeing. The state is investigating whether some districts manipulated attendance data and is holding off on releasing final report cards until that investigation is complete. The available information includes the percentage of students who scored proficient or higher on state tests and the graduation rates for the 2011-2012 school year report card. It also includes the value-added measure—which …