Thursday, April 25, 2013
Lay Facilities Committee nearing finalization of a facilities master plan recommendation for Board of Education with a $232 million price tag
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District Lay Facilities Committee is eying a $232.7 million master facilities plan recommendation to the Board of Education. The committee's plan will likely call for a 6.34-mill bond issue to be passed in the November 2013 elections that would generate $135 million for Phase 1 of the project. The district could apply for a $15 million loan for the remainder of the cost of the first phase. The committee, created by the CH-UH School Board at the recommendation of FutureHeights and Reaching Heights, is tasked with examining the facilities master plan and determining what aspects of the plan the community would support. A draft of the plan will be presented for a vote at the committee's April 30…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Committee will recommend that Gearity host elementary schools in University Heights under Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools restructure plan
Closing Wiley Middle School would save Cleveland Heights-University Heights an estimated $17 million on facilities restructure costs, the Lay Facilities Committee learned Wednesday. The cost of the scenarios the committee requested is estimated to be between $255 and $279 million dollars, according to information presented at Wednesday’s Lay Facilities Committee meeting. These estimates include all the improvements the committee would like to see, though the final version will likely be scaled down and cheaper. The committee, created by the CH-UH School Board at the recommendation of FutureHeights and Reaching Heights, is tasked with examining the facilities master plan and determining what aspects of the plan the community would support. …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Take a look at the most recent school spending data. If you're viewing this on your mobile device, switch to desktop version.
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools spends $18,461 on each of its students per year. Compare this to nearby districts: Shaker Heights spends $16,756 per student, Beachwood spends $19,645 and Euclid spends $13,485. To compare this to other nearby districts, use the search box above, and click here for more on where the money comes from. The information in the searchable database above can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website. The expenditures are for the 2010-2011 school year, the most recent numbers available. These numbers could have changed since then, so this is just for comparison. Of the districts that reported expenditures in 2010-2011, the lowest spending per pupil was the Columbus Humanities, Arts …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Ron Register will serve as president.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School Board elected its officers at Tuesday’s meeting. Ron Register, who is in the final year of his third term, was elected Board President. He thanked the board for their support. “We think this is going to be a challenging year for us and I’m happy you’re confident in me,” he told the board members. Nancy Peppler was elected vice president and Eric Coble was elected president pro-tempore. Both are serving their second terms and they expire in 2015.
Monday, December 17, 2012
District schedules extra drills after Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools will conduct a second round of lockdown drills this week, the district said. This district performed these drills once earlier this fall, said spokesperson Angee Shaker. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook School safety is a hot topic of discussion following a horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Ct. NewsNet5 reported Monday that several Northeast Ohio districts, including CH-UH, have taken school safety a step further with enhanced, digitized floor plans that can help police response to incidents such as an intruder in a building. Monday, the district reported, it had held staff meetings to review lockdown precedures and will be reviewing many of its policies, …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Superintendent sends message to community
Superintendent Doug Heuer wrote a message to parents, students and community members in response to Friday's mass shooting at a Newtown, Ct. elementary school. "Like everyone in this community and across the country, we are deeply saddened by the horrific news from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut," he wrote. "Since some parents have asked, please know that the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District is prepared for emergencies, and we continue to enhance our plans as more information and recommendations to create safe and secure schools become available." He also linked to an article about talking to kids about these kinds of events. Click here to see Heuer's full message.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A portion of the proceeds pays for art initiatives and programs at the school.
Students normally have to travel to art museums or galleries in order to see the work of professional and amateur artists on display. Not so at Canterbury Elementary School in Cleveland Heights. Canterbury Gallery opened in November of this year, and it displays the work of local artists for a month. Students get to see a variety of mediums from pottery to jewelry, and the community is invited to buy the work in the case. Proceeds benefit both the school and the artists — 30 percent is donated to the school's PTA to pay for art programs like field trips, and 70 percent goes back to the artist. "Canterbury Gallery is designed as a year-round fundraiser," said Sue Cherchiglia, an English Language Arts support teacher at Canterbury who runs …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The overall district rating remains unchanged from the 2010-2011 school year, according to preliminary results. The individual school ratings were also released today, and one school received an "excellent" rating.
The Ohio Department of Education gave the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District a “Continuous Improvement” rating on its 2011-2012 report card, according to preliminary data released today. The district received the same ranking last year and in the 2009-2010 school year. Out of 26 indicators — measures like how many students scored proficient on a certain state test or attendance rate — 8 were met, compared with 11 in 2009-2010 and 10 in 2010-2011. The performance index, which measures how well students performed on state tests overall, remained virtually unchanged, moving from 87.3 percent last year to 87.7 this year out of 120 total possible points. Preliminary individual school ratings were also released today, and …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Students in the high school's R.E.A.L. Early College small school can earn up to two years of college credit starting this year.
This article was originally published at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Students in one of Cleveland Heights High's small schools can now earn college credit from John Carroll University. The program, officially approved the school board at its Sept. 4 meeting, will allow students in the R.E.A.L. Early College small school to earn up to two years of college credit and starts this academic year. Students can enroll in their junior or senior years, and they will also take electives at Heights High "to ensure they still receive a high school experience," the district wrote in a press release about the program. They can also still participate in clubs and activities. Forty-nine students are enrolled. “This partnership with JCU will expose Early College …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Whether your child is entering first grade or you're a student in your final year of high school, share your first day photos with us.
This Thursday, Aug., 30 is the first day of school for thousands of kids in Cleveland Heights and University Heights, and we'd love for you to share that first-day joy and excitement on Cleveland Heights Patch. Make your child feel extra special by posting those first-day photos right here. Or if you're a senior in high school, commemorate that final year by posting a photo. No matter what age or grade, we want to see your pics. It's easy, and we're here to help. First, sign up to be a registered user on our site (if you haven't done that already). It's a free and quick process. If you've already signed up, click "sign in." After that, just come back to this article, click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button, add your photos and/or …