Lakewood OH

Author Archives: Kevin Kelley

Bond refinancing to save school district $2 million

Mark Pepera, the district’s treasurer, said he took advantage of historically low interest rates and the district’s AA+ credit rating from Standard & Poor’s to refund the district’s Build America Bonds. Along with saving interest costs, the move also eliminates any reliance on the federal government for subsidies.

District wants public’s input regarding school facilities

Officials with and supporters of the Westlake City Schools are seeking the community’s input on the next step in revitalizing the district’s facilities at the elementary school level.

Educators developed new student tests, speaker says

Ohio’s New Learning Standards – the Buckeye State’s official term for the Common Core plus additional standards – will help today’s students become good critical thinkers who have the ability to support their ideas. That’s the message Char Shryock, leader of the Ohio Educator Leader Cadre, gave to parents and community members Nov. 12 at the auditorium of Fairview High School.

Salary increases proposed for mayor, council members

If the proposals are approved, the salary increases would not take effect until January 2016, after the current terms of the mayor and council members expire.