Monday, April 15, 2013
The newspaper recently announced its support for Issue 12.
On April 11 the Sun News wrote an editorial in support of Issue 12, the measure for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools operating levy on the May 7 ballot. The paper pointed out that the district has cut $6 million in staffing and programs already and will need to cut another $6.1 million in the next four years. "That’s what would happen should funding already in place be removed, and that would place in peril a district whose reputation alone has attracted many to these communities," according to the editorial. The 7.4-mill renewal levy would bring in $4.8 million per year and would not raise taxes. Do you agree with the Sun News' endorsement? Will it influence how you vote? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Brecksville-Broadview Heights Superintendent Scot Prebles and Treasurer Richard Berdine discuss the May 7 levy in a short video.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Board takes first steps for put issue before voters
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The levy has been in place since 1988.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education took the first step toward putting a renewal levy on the May ballot on Monday. According to a press release from the district, the board voted to approve the first of two required resolutions to put the levy on the May 7 ballot during its meeting on Monday. The 7.4-mill levy was first passed in 1988 and brings in about $4.8 million each year. Renewal levies do not raise taxes. In the current resolution, the levy would appear on the ballot as a continuing levy. That means that it would become permanent if passed by voters. Currently, the levy comes up for renewal every five years. District treasurer/chief financial officer Rick Berdine said the levy makes up about 11 percent of the …
Monday, January 17, 2011
The beginning of the week will be busy in Brecksville.
Today is the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service's website, Congress has designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day of service. The second set of auditions for the Brecksville Theater on the Square’s production of “A Nightmare of Crime” take place tonight. Students in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District have two days off this week. Schools are closed today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and students also have Friday off while teachers work on reports for the grading period. The district’s Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium. The board is expected to continue discussions of …