The Beachwood Board of Education's agenda for tonight's meeting includes many thank yous to donors.
Beachwood Board Of Education
Monday, May 13, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Check out the latest progress on the $35.6 million high school renovation.
Beachwood High School will enter its final renovation phase ahead of schedule, Turner Construction reported to the Board of Education this week. The latest update — outlined in the PDF above — puts the start of the final phase of construction on April 11, nearly two months ahead of schedule. Right now workers are repurposing the community meeting room and administrative offices in the area that used to be the North Gym. In the final phase, the company will renovate the cafeteria, turn the administrative offices into a marketing classroom and make the final touches on the atrium. The $35.6 million renovation will complete in August 2013, but work will not disrupt classroom time, the district notes. Last summer, the district built two new …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Board of Education to get latest information on high school renovations
The Beachwood Board of Education will hear an update on the high school construction during tonight's special meeting. The $35.6 million renovation will complete in August 2013, but work will not disrupt classroom time, the district notes. Last summer, the district built two new wings, an art studio and gym, and during the 2012-2013 school year and summer, the old wings will be torn down and a new media center, multipurpose room and main office will be built. Renovations of the pool, south gym, dining hall, auditorium, library and athletci fields will also take place this year. The renovations is funded mainly by a levy voters approved in 2010. Federal stimulus money will pay a $5.6 million share of the cost. MORE: Renovation Updates from …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Board of Education meets tonight
The Beachwood City Schools Board of Education is expected to consider a revised collective bargaining agreement with the Beachwood Educational Interpreters Union at tonight's meeting. Click through the PDF above to see the whole agenda. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Building.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
District reviewing applicants this week for new position
Beachwood City Schools will hire a part-time worker to handle day-to-day media, public relations and design. The district is reviewing applicants for a Public Relations, Media & Design Manager this week, said spokesperson Doug Levin. The position was originally approved by the Board of Education in 2011, but was never filled. Levin will supervise the manager, who is taking some of his responsibilities while he spends more times on marketing and other communications duties, he said. The position was originally approved by the Board of Education in 2011, but was never filled. Three resolutions on the original agenda — modifications to the contracts for Superintendent Rich Markwardt and Board Treasurer Michelle Mills and a resolution to re-…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Look at the agenda for tonight's meeting
The Beachwood Board of Education meets tonight at the Beachwood Board of Education Building. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. Click the PDF above to see the agenda for tonight's meeting. Editor's Note: The agenda for this meeting was revised on Jan. 28. The updated version, posted above, includes a new item - Resolution 63A - and no longer includes Resolutions 49, 50, and 51. These will likely be voted on at the next meeting.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Planning & Zoning meetings will also be paperless, saving the city nearly $7,000
Beachwood's Board of Education isn't the only entity in the city to eliminate paper documents. City officials on Thursday announced that City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission meetings would be paperless. The school board made a similar announcement this week. “Beachwood is always searching for ways to become more resourceful and sustainable,” Mayor Merle Gorden said in a statement. “Transferring to paperless meetings saves us time and money and it’s good for the environment as well. This is one more step Beachwood is taking to better serve our community.” The city expects to save $6,689, 75,000 sheets of paper and 200 hours of labor with this decision. The Fire Prevention Bureau went paperless inspections in June 2012 by using …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Agendas, supplementary materials for board meetings will be hosted online, saving district time and money, says spokesperson
The Beachwood Board of Education's meeting agendas and supplemental materials have been moved to an online hosting site. The district contracted with Board Docs for about $10,000 to host materials online for the board meetings. For residents, this means that the agendas for meetings can still be found online. For board members, this means that dozens of pages that was printed out biweekly for meetings will be at their fingertips. Two TVs also display the agenda and the votes for the members of the audience in real time during the meetings. The new system is more efficient and transparent, district spokesperson Doug Levin said, and is part of a larger effort in the district. "We're challenging ourselves and our staff in other areas where we…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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Monday, January 14, 2013
Brian Weiss will serve as Board President for the second consecutive year.
The Beachwood Board of Education elected its 2013 president and vice president at Monday’s meeting. Brian Weiss, who has served on the board since 2004, will serve as president for the second consecutive year. “As one of the newer members of the board, your guidance has been exceptional,” board member Steve Rosen told Weiss during the meeting. Superintendent Rich Markwardt called Weiss confident, altruistic and respectful. “No one has been as compassionate as Brian, as level-headed, always wanting to do the right thing,” member David Ostro said. Mitchel Luxenburg was elected vice president. Both votes were 4-0, with the elected abstaining for their own appointments. The Board also approved several other measures during its 2013 …