Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education honors students during Tuesday meeting
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education heard from two City of Cleveland Heights Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest winners at Tuesday's meeting. Garrison Lash and Terrance Law, both sophomores at The Renaissance School of Humanities & International Studies at Cleveland Heights High School, wrote about an incident when their baseball team visited a small town in rural Ohio for a tournament game. The teens each wrote about incidents of racism that they witnessed during the trip and how they dealt with those situations. All 24 essay winners from CH-UH Schools - which included a second-grade class at Canterbury Elementary - are listed on the district website.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board will meet tonight
Tuesday, February 5
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools Board of Education will hear the five-year financial forecast at tonight's meeting. Ohio Governor John Kasich announced his plan for school funding last week, which included more funding and more autonomy for school principals. Click the PDF above to see the full agenda and watch Cleveland Heights Patch for more information after the meeting. The Board meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the Board of Education Building.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Cleveland Heights City Council approved a tax abatement for The Orlean Company at this week's meeting, an agreement that moves forward an $11.4 million residential and retail building on a Lee Road vacant lot.
The Meadowbrook-Lee development agreement was unanimously approved by Cleveland Heights City Council this week, the Sun News reports. The 11-year, 80 percent tax abatement for The Orlean Company's proposed $11.4 million residential and commercial building at Meadowbrook and Lee roads was unanimously approved by the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board last month. This development will generate about $70,000 annually for the schools over 11 years. Without the abatement the development would generate around $300,000 annually — but a school board member noted that, with nothing on the empty lot, it generates no money. Cleveland Heights Planning and Development Director Richard Wong also said at a school board meeting that it …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
School Board members granted the City of Cleveland Heights and developer The Orlean Company an 11-year, 80 percent abatement that includes a compensation agreement.
Updated at 10 a.m. Tuesday The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board unanimously approved an 11-year, 80 percent tax abatement for the City of Cleveland Heights and developer The Orlean Company for the proposed residential and commercial building on the Meadowbrook and Lee property at its regular meeting Monday night. Cleveland Heights City Council members, the city's planning and development director, the law director, the acting city manager, Orlean Company president David Orlean and other officials attended the meeting and answered questions from school board members. Superintendent Doug Heuer and Chief Financial Officer Scott Gainer recommended that the board approve the resolution for a tax abatement for the Meadowbrook …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Cleveland Heights City Council and developer The Orlean Company are asking the CH-UH School Board to approve an 11-year, 80 percent tax abatement for a proposed development in the vacant space at Lee and Meadowbrook.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board is expected to consider a tax abatement for the proposed Meadowbrook and Lee development at its meeting Monday, Nov. 5. Cleveland Heights City Council and developer The Orlean Company are requesting an 11-year, 80 percent tax abatement for modern apartments and retail or commercial space. The more than $11.4 million project would bring in about $300,000 annually in property taxes abatement-free. If the school board approves the abatement, that number would go down to an average of $70,000 per year. Orlean Company president David Orlean said he hopes to start the project in the spring of 2013. "We’re just really hoping that the abatement is approved because we need it in order to make …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board discussed what the charge of the lay facilities committee should be at its regular meeting Tuesday in anticipation for the committee's first meeting today, Oct. 3.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board announced the members of the lay facilities committee and established guidelines for group at the board's regular meeting Tuesday night. School board members debated what the charge of the committee should be, which board members would serve as liaisons, how often members would meet and what their deadline should be, among other topics. The 25-member committee (two members will rotate), comprised of city officials from district communities, teachers, parents, PTA representatives and more, has its first meeting at 7 p.m. today in the newly renovated Legacy New Tech space. Though the charge and requests could be clarified or revised before this evening, this is some of what the school …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The CH-UH School Board must now decide if it wants to spend $1 million toward Plan C, the facilities master plan, to lock in the rate of funding that this year created $22.8 million. And it must also decide how to move forward with Plan C.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board has much to discuss at its Aug. 21 special meeting dedicated to the facilities master plan. What timeline are members working with? What has the community suggested? Where should the district's administration move from here? One item they plan to discuss, while a bit more concrete, is not simple. Superintendent Douglas Heuer announced at the regular meeting Aug. 7 that the Ohio School Facilities Commission has accepted Plan C, the facilities master plan approved by the board 3-2 at its July 3 meeting. The board also voted 4-1 to submit that plan to the OSFC. The OSFC, which administers the state’s comprehensive K-12 public school construction program, also committed the state to …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The lease proposal indicates that the school district would lease Millikin to the City of Cleveland Heights, which would sublease to Mosdos Ohr Hatorah. Now that Mosdos and CH-UH have approved the document, they must get the city on board.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board unanimously approved a lease proposal for the former Millikin School at its regular meeting Aug. 7 at the Board of Education building. The non-binding agreement is meant to spell out some of the details of a possible lease before an actual lease is drafted to make sure all interested parties are on the same page. The proposal suggests that the district lease the school property to the City of Cleveland Heights and sublease it to Mosdos Ohr Hatorah, the Orthodox Jewish school that has shown interest in the building at 1700 Crest Road. Now that CH-UH has approved the idea, one of the next steps is to get the city on board. The proposal indicates that Mosdos would need to make $1.5 million…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The proposal outlines some details of a possible lease agreement before the final document is drafted.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board will consider a lease proposal for the former Millikin School at its regular meeting tonight, Aug. 7, at the Board of Education building. The non-binding agreement is meant to spell out some of the details of a possible lease before an actual lease is drafted to make sure all interested parties are on the same page. The proposal suggests that the district lease the school property to the City of Cleveland Heights and sublease it to Mosdos Ohr Hatorah, the Orthodox Jewish School that has shown interest in the building at 1700 Crest Road. The proposal also indicates that Mosdos would need to make $1.5 million in permanent improvements to the building within the first 18 months of the …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Board members voted no on second reading on a resolution that would have put a $130.6 million bond issue on the November ballot.
Published at 9:50 p.m. June 17, updated at 9:09 a.m. June 18 The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School Board voted unanimously tonight to reject a resolution that would have put a $130.6 million bond issue on the November ballot. The bond issue, if approved by voters, would have paid for a portion of the controversial facilities master plan, otherwise known as Plan C, a $206.2 million project that calls for renovating, updating and reconfiguring school buildings and closing three elementary schools. The 36-year bond would have meant an estimated 5.9 mill levy, and cost homeowners about $15 more in property taxes per month for every $100,000 of property valuation. The move came after the board had initially approved the measure …