Thursday, April 28, 2011
We asked Brecksville residents at the Community Center what they thought of the upcoming school levy.
A few Brecksville residents at the Community Center recently voiced their opinions on the upcoming school levy. What do you think about the levy? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The majority of Tuesday’s meeting dealt with financial issues in the district.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education took the final step to put a 6.9-mill renewal levy on the August ballot Tuesday night. The levy, which would create no new taxes for residents, would be changed to a continuing levy if passed, which means that it would not reappear on the ballot for renewal in the future. It would, instead, continue to generate revenue for the district without the voters needing to reapprove it. Before the board approved sending the information for the levy to the Board of Elections in time to put it on the August ballot, Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer Karen Obratil addressed the concern that changing the levy from a renewal to a continuing one would take away the voters’ voices when it comes to …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Supporters turn out despite rain and chilly temperatures.
Brecksville and Broadview Heights voters will vote on a 5.3-mill, five-year operating levy on the May 3 ballot.
Monday, April 11, 2011
The week may be quiet, but the weekend is filled with events.
The Brecksville United Methodist Church is hosting a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Find more details on the church’s website. The Cuyahoga Valley Career Center will host a job seeker’s workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday called the Job Fair Boot Camp. Bill Novak, career development supervisor, said the workshop will teach adults how to navigate a job fair successfully, from how to prepare to what to expect. The center will take registrations until April 15, Novak said. The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools Issues Committee will be holding a rally on Brecksville’s Public Square on Saturday, according to the committee’s website. For or against the levy, it may be good to note that the square could be crowded that…
Friday, April 8, 2011
Catch up on this week’s news.
We know you’re busy. Don’t worry – if you missed a story or two this week on Brecksville Patch, you can catch up on the latest news in less than a minute with our Week in Review. Check out the video for the short versions or click the links below to read the original stories.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
This weekly feature from Brecksville Patch will give you a different way at looking at events and locations around the city.
On Wednesday night, community members had the chance to learn more about the 5.3-mill levy on the May ballot for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District and ask questions of district administrators, the Schools Issues Committee and the Board of Education.
Wednesday’s meeting gave the public the chance to ask questions about spending and other issues in the district.
Superintendent Scot Prebles painted a dire picture of the school district’s finances last night at the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School. Individuals from the community, Board of Education members and district administrators gathered Wednesday evening for the Schools Issues Committee’s Town Hall meeting on the levy. The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District has a 5.3-mill levy on the May 3 ballot; the Schools Issues Committee is the volunteer-based organization created to support the levy campaign. Wednesday’s meeting was designed to share information with the public and to express the “urgent need” for the levy, Board President George J. Balasko told the audience. He noted that a lot of thought went into the …
Monday, March 28, 2011
With a levy election on the way, the community needs to let their opinions be heard.
I didn’t think my second “Editor’s Notes” column would be so closely related to the first, but these things can’t be predicted. The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District has a five-year, 5.3-mill levy on the May 3 ballot, an issue that should be important to everyone in the community, regardless of whether you have children in the schools. The levy helps raise money for the district and pay for its basic expenses. Schools in Ohio only get a portion of their money from the state and federal governments. The levy would also raise the taxes of anyone living in the two communities. But levies also give the community a voice, a way to check the Board of Education and the district’s administration, to say whether the community …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday night's meeting offered information on how community members can get involved.
Superintendent Scot Prebles wants the community to know that he thinks the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District will be more than able to maintain the quality of its programs with the budget cuts the Board of Education recently approved. “I feel good right now about the state of the school district,” Prebles said during a levy campaign meeting for the district Thursday night. His fear? That if more cuts are necessary, he won’t be able to say the same thing. The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education voted last month to put a five-year, 5.3-mill levy on the May 3 ballot. A 5.8-mill levy attempt in November failed. Thursday’s meeting was to drum up support for the cause and gather volunteers to do some of the work …