Thursday, February 7, 2013
State funding to Twinsburg is expected to increase 104 percent in 2014.
Twinsburg is one of the big winners in state funding over the next two years. The district is expected to get nearly $5.5 million in 2014 from state funding, according to preliminary numbers from the Ohio Department of Education. That is $2.8 million more than in 2013, when the district received $2.7 million, an increase of 104 percent. In 2015 the state is expected to dish out $6.8 million to the district, another 25 percent boost, resulting in another $1.3 million. These numbers are from Gov. John Kasich's budget proposal, and will likely change at least a little as the state legislature haggles out a final budget deal. Twinsburg taxpayers just approved new levy dollars to fund the schools, with 54 percent of voters supporting the new …
Monday, December 10, 2012
An informational meeting for students and parents will be Dec. 12.
A new club is forming at R.B. Chamberlin Middle School for students who want to work on their ability to present to crowds. The Public Speaking Club is geared toward seventh/eighth-grade students and how they can present themselves and prepare for the future, according to Rob Felber. An informational meeting for parents and students will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at RBC. Felber said this is a great way for students to gain confidence to improve academic grades, learn how to lobby for new equipment for teams or even finding their first job. A dedicated group of parent-volunteers has been working with RBC administration on the development and coordination of the club, but additional volunteers are always welcome. …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Sale starts at 9 a.m. at R.B. Chamberlin Middle School.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Find out what the top stories were in Twinsburg this week.
Before we start another week, take a look back at the five biggest stories from this past week: After breaking down the election results by precincts, only three of the 16 precincts failed the levy. One of the precincts was a small one in Macedonia. The FBI compiled the numbers for violent and property crime data reported by the Twinsburg Police Department last year. The highest number was 169 property crimes, according to the data. Twinsburg Patch took the data from Twinsburg and compared it with the surrounding, reporting communities. The city led in a few categories, including forcible rape with four. With crews working hard in the new Panera Bread at Town Center Plaza, the new restaurant is expected to open in early December, although …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Take a look at a breakdown of votes for and against Issue 69 by precinct.
By now everyone's probably aware that the Twinsburg Schools levy was approved on Nov. 6. The 4.9 mill levy was was approved with 6,791 votes for (54 percent) and 5,806 against (46 percent). Issue 69 passed by less than 1,000 votes. It passed by the community as a whole and in almost all precincts. According to data from the Summit County Board of Elections, only three of 16 precincts voted against the levy: Twinsburg 1-A, Twinsburg Township A and Macedonia F. You can see a breakdown of each precinct in the chart below. Even though the levy failed in Twinsburg Township A, the widest margin of victory of any precinct came from Township B. The levy was approved by a 204 vote margin. The smallest margin of victory came from Reminderville B, …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Twinsburg voters approved the 4.9 mill levy with 54 percent of the vote.
It was a tight race, but Twinsburg voters made it clear: We support our schools. Issue 69, a 4.9 mill continuing expenses levy for the Twinsburg schools, was passed with 6,791 (54 percent) votes for and 5,806 (46 percent) against. "I'm very greatful to the residents," Superintendent Kathryn Powers said Tuesday night. "Their endorsement of the levy shows their commitment to our students." The new tax will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $150.06 annually, according to the district's data. The levy will create $3.8 million each year for the district, in addition to the recent $3.2 million in cuts and changes. Combined they will fill the $7 million hole in district operating expenses. "This passage means we have the financial resources to …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The biggest issue on the ballot for voters in Twinsburg will be Issue 69, a 4.9 mill levy for the school district.
Voters in Twinsburg will decide Tuesday whether to endorse, with their tax money, a levy to support the Twinsburg City School District. The district is asking residents to support a 4.9 mill continuing operating levy. If approved it will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $150.06 annually, according to the district's data. If Issue 69 is approved, it will create $3.8 million each year for the district, in addition to the recent $3.2 million in cuts and changes. Combined they will fill the $7 million hole in district operating expenses. This continuing levy would commence in 2012 with taxes due in 2013. How do you think the levy will fare? Vote in our unscientific poll and share your thoughts in our comments section below.
Sophomore Garrett Crichlow finished eighth among Division I runners
It was a solid end to a terrific season for the Twinsburg Tigers boys cross country team. The team finished No. 10 overall at the OHSAA State Cross Country meet on Saturday. Garrett Chrichlow led the Tigers with an eighth place finish and was named All-Ohio. The team has been the fastest in school history with an average time of 16:20. Matt Andrews, Chris Reed, Ryan Scanlon, Nick Schank were all named All-Ohio Academic athletes this season.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Low enrollment in the latchkey program prompted the district to cut assistants, saving $65,000 per year.
Five assistants in the latckey program have been cut by the Twinsburg City School District, effective Oct. 29, saving the district $65,000 in salary. School officials made the decision after realizing the number of assistants was too high for program's enrollment. "After we studied the number of kids versus staff, we realized we were overstaffed," Superintendent Kathryn Powers said. The number of kids participating in latchkey has significanlty declined from one year ago, she added. These are classified positions, so the salaries aren't large, but adding it all up, it helps the district watch its bottom line, Powers said. "It evens out really what we need to make sure we're caring well for kids who stay during after-school hours," she said…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Despite high scores, Twinsburg was rated "Excellent" by the Ohio Department of Education.
The Twinsburg City School District was rated "Excellent" by the Ohio Department of Education this week. The grade was based off the district's performance over the 2011-12 school year. That rating ended the district's streak of having an "Excellent With Distinction" ranking four years straight. While it lost the "Distinction" tag, school officials still believe the district is performing well. Twinsburg met all 26 performance indicators and scored a 106.2 on the state's performance index, one of the best scores in the state. However, because the district only met the yearly growth rate and did not go above in the category, it can only be rated "Excellent." Some fear that the recent $3.2 million in cuts and changes have already affected the…