Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Holly Lane Elementary School teachers grieve for their fallen peers in Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings
Grief and gratitude were the emotions of the day for teachers and staff at Holly Lane Elementary School on Monday. Many wore green and white to show support for the people of Newtown, Conn., after Friday's mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Did you wear green and white for Newtown? Share your photos here. Click the "Upload photos and videos" button. They hurt for their colleagues in Newtown, and the six teachers and school staff who died. "I looked at (their pictures) and they looked like us," said teacher Kristi Fortuna, fighting tears. "Like them, we do everything we can to make our students' days amazing. And they sacrificed their lives for their students." For principal Mimi Verdone, comfort came as the students arrived. "I …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Officials will also eliminate or reduce positions and do away with high school busing to deal with millions in state budget cuts.
To handle the proposed $4.9 million in state cuts over the next two years, school officials were forced to implement some deep reductions during Monday’s regular meeting, and it’s only the beginning. The Westlake Board of Education will also consider a levy in 2012, but determining the millage will take months as school officials will need to review and analyze next year’s local and state budget data, said Superintendent Dan Keenan. But he noted that even if a levy is passed it may not bring back the 17 lost teaching positions as the district will try and maintain a respective 85-15 split between personnel and operating expenditures. Board members voted to eliminate or reduce 40 positions Monday night: 17 teaching (six of which were open …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Here's a quick look at the top stories from across the region today.
Read more about the stories featured in today's Patchcast: Senate Bill 5 Rally Draws Hundreds in Strongsville Senate Bill 5 Stand Up For Ohio Rally Draws Hundreds in Akron Brecksville City Council Approves Contract With Police Union Bites Nearby: Loco Leprechaun Is Part Pub, Part Cantina
Representatives from Westlake joined hundreds of other union members fear loss of bargaining rights.
Protesters said they were fighting for education, rights and their living at a rally against Senate Bill 5 in Strongsville yesterday. Representatives from Westlake, Avon, Avon Lake, Lakewood and North Olmsted joined hundreds of others to protest legislation that, among other things, would ban strikes, get rid of automatic pay raises, change the process for contract disputes and eliminate collective bargaining for health care, sick leave or pensions. The protest was one of 13 across the state organized by Stand Up for Good Jobs and Strong Communities. Some local rally attendees stopped to say why they turned out to protest the bill, which narrowly passed in the Ohio Senate and is now in the House of Representatives. Wynne Antonio - retired …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Check out our roundup of the top stories from across Northeast Ohio today.
Here's a quick list of the top stories across the region today: Unions to Rally Against Senate Bill 5 Tuesday Tips from Bath Restaurant will Benefit Japan Disaster Victims New Commemorative Pathway Gives Residents Chance To Be Part Of History Students at Garfield Throw Pies in Their Teachers' Faces