Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Polls are open until 7:30 p.m. Check the list below for your voting location.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The Revere Local School District is asking voters to approve a 4.83 mill, 10-year emergency levy for operating expenses would increase taxes by $148 a year per $100,000 of property value. The levy vote is today, May 3. In February, voters passed a 4.56-mill renewal levy by a wide margin. For that measure, 3,062 ballots were cast out of 14,926 registered voters. Here's a list of polling locations and precincts for the Revere School District. If you don't see your polling place here, or are unsure where to vote, visit the Summit County Board of Elections website and enter your address to find your specific polling place, or call the BOE at: (330) 643-5200 Akron General Wellness Center-West (Bath A, K) 4125 Medina Rd. Ghent Christian Church…
Monday, April 25, 2011
District trying to pass tax increase for third time.
A familiar question is hanging over the Revere Local Schools community and the residents who pay property taxes. On May 3, they will decide, again, whether or not to pass a tax levy for additional funds to the school district, a 10-year, 4.83 mill emergency operating levy that would raise about $4,763,000 a year. Opponents of the tax increase have charged the district with poor financial management and want to bring new members to the school board. Superintendent Randy Boroff said a tax levy is the only way for a district to increase revenue. If the levy fails, the district will have to reduce personnel, programs and services. “It will impact every aspect of the school district,” he said. The district already has made plans to lay off 34 …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Watch for views from both sides on Revere School levy Friday.
On Wednesdays, much of our content is devoted to moms and families. In keeping with that focus, I wanted to give you a heads up on our coverage of Revere Schools 10-year, 4.83 mill emergency operating levy on the May 3 ballot. On Friday, we will publish two op-eds from members of the community who have strong opinions on the issue. Larry Chlebina, Treasurer of Citizens for Responsible School Administration will write in opposition to the levy. Dave Gifford, president of Family and Community Together for Schools will write in support of the levy. We hope you will add your voice to the discussion by using the comment section after the op-eds, or by writing a letter to the editor In the days and weeks ahead, our education writer Craig …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Two full-time postions also were cut to half time in case May 3 levy fails.
The Revere Board of Education has extended contracts for six administrators for an additional year. The contract extension was amended on Friday from a motion giving a new two-year contract to the administrators, said Treasurer David Forrest. He said the board’s decision was based on economics and the May 3 tax levy ballot initiative for the schools. The extended contracts were for Revere High School Principal Bill Adams, Assistant Superintendent Kathy Bearer, Revere High School Assistant Principal John Evans, Hillcrest Elementary School Principal Katie Kowza, Information and Technology Specialist Ryan Lekan and Athletic Director Bill Schumacher. “This was a fiscal decision, it was not related to the performance of those people,” Forrest …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Teachers could be called back if May tax levy passes. Superintendent said district is preparing for "worst-case scenario."
Revere Local Schools Board of Education reduced its work force for next school year by 34 teachers on Tuesday night. But, if a tax levy ballot initiative on May 3 passes, some teachers may be called back to the schools. The resolution to cut the teachers was voted unanimously by the board, although some expressed dissatisfaction with having to do it. “These resolutions coming up hurts us all,” board member Mario Bonacci said. “We’d always like to see other things happen.” Board member Joseph Forcina said teachers are second only to children in importance to the district. Superintendent Randy Boroff said the district is trying to meet their budget. “We have to plan for the worst-case scenario.” He said he would like to be able to call …