Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Members elected Tom Mays board president and Carol Winter board vice president.
Westlake city school board members elected Tom Mays as president and Carol Winter as vice president for the second time Monday night by a unanimous vote. Mays, Winter and newcomer Tony Falcone were sowrn in at the first Board of Education meeting of the year before members nominated and elected the president and vice president. The school board also re-appointed Tom Mays as the Ohio School Boards Association liaison. Tony Falcone was newly appointed to the cirriculum committee, and Nate Cross was appointed for another year. Cross was also appointed to the tax incentive review council.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Teacher contracts and school construction projects will be top priorities next year.
Recently elected school board members Tony Falcone, Tom Mays and Carol Winter agree that the district construction projects and teacher contract negotiations will be at the top of their agendas in 2012. “We need to see that come through on time and on budget,” Winter said. “I’m glad I get the chance to see those projects through the to end.” Both teachers’ union contracts expire at the end of 2012, which means board members are already discussing negotiations. “We’ve always been pushing the envelope with what our teachers have negotiated with us,” Winter said. “It’s been really nice that we were among the first communities to have teacher contribute 10 percent to their healthcare. We’ll keep moving in that direction because we want to make…
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Trio strongly beat out competition with 20 percent of the votes or more each.
Incumbents Thomas Mays and Carol Winter will be joined by newcomer Anthony Falcone on the Westlake Board of Education next year, according to final unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Winter, school board vice president, came out on top at the end of the night with 23 percent of the vote, followed closely by Mays, school board president, with 22 percent and then Falcone with 20 percent. Falcone, underwriting director at RLI Corp., is a Westlake High School graduate with three children in the Westlake schools. He, Mays and Winter supported each other, often using the slogan M-W-F, during the election. Michelle Albert, Robert Bodi, Laurie Gettings and Geoffrey Rapp took between 7 and 11 percent of the 24,946 votes…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Check back for updated numbers from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
Voters chose three candidates to serve four-year terms on the Westlake Board of Education. This list was last updated at 12:06 p.m. with unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Candidates stated their positions at Thursday night's forum hosted by West Life.
Nearly 100 residents, parents and school board candidate supporters came out to the Westlake High School Performing Arts Center Thursday night to learn more about each of the seven candidates' platforms. Hosted by West Life, the moderated forum gave candidates a chance to explain their positions on everything from teacher contracts to school building maintenance. School Board incumbents Carol Winter and Tom Mays discussed their position on the latest school bond issue and the second phase of building improvements. For more election news and candidate profiles, visit the Election Central 2011 page.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Board members and district administrators look to negotiate with teachers' union to lower or freeze salaries in attempt to balance budget.
Treasurer Mark Pepera was met with stiff resistance from board members Nate Cross and Tim Sullivan as he sought to approve the operational end of the district’s 2011-12 budget. Cross and Sullivan voted against the appropriations at Monday night's Board of Education meeting, while board members Tom Mays, Andrea Rocco and Carol Winter voted for it. The respective 3-2 split is nothing new when it comes to financial matters that go before the board, and Superintendent Dan Keenan took exception to much of Cross’s and Sullivan’s reasoning as it dealt with more of the personnel end of the budget. “What makes it difficult here is (the idea) 'We’re going to hold you for ransom and vote no until you accept my concept or idea,'” Keenan said of …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
As part of our election coverage, Westlake Patch will provide profiles of each of the candidates for school board.
Editor's Note: As part of Westlake Patch's local election coverage, we will provide profiles of each of the candidates running for office. These profiles will offer biographical and issue-oriented details about each of the candidates to help you, the voters, make more-informed decisions at the ballot box. Stay tuned for more coverage of the election. Name: Carol L. Winter Date of Birth: Nov. 4, 1960 Occupation: Graduate assistant at Kent State University, formerly a teacher and assistant principal for 16 years Education: Bachelor of Science Education from Central Michigan University (1984), Master of Arts Education from Eastern Michigan University (1991) Family: Husband Kevin Ball, son Marty, a 2006 Westlake High School graduate, and …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Get all the information you need about the school board race here and on our Westlake Elections Facebook page.
Westlake voters will have the chance to have a big impact on the city schools in the Nov. 8 school board election. In the coming weeks, you'll find detailed information about the seven candidates running for three seats on the school board both here and on our Westlake Election 2011 Facebook page. We want to know which issues facing the city schools you're most interested in. With big upcoming construction projects and state funding cuts, there will be some challenges over the coming years. So send us any questions you have for the candidates and we'll do our best to get them answered. Election Central will be the place to find everything you need to know before you vote. We’ll update the election links section with new stories during the …