Friday, July 25, 2014

New Levy, New Elementary Principal at Newbury
July 3, 2014 by Josh Echt | 1 Comment

Voters in the Newbury Schools district failed to pass another levy during the May 6 primary election a few months ago.But school board members and…

Voters in the Newbury Schools district failed to pass another levy during the May 6 primary election a few months ago. But school board members and Superintendent Dick Wagner said they are not giving up. At last Wednesday’s board meeting, the board voted unanimously to place the same issue on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. In May, voters said no to a five-year, 8-mill additional emergency operating levy by an 871-808 vote, or a roughly 52- to 48-percent margin, according to final unofficial results of the Geauga County Board of Elections. Had it passed, it would have cost property...

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  1. MEM says:

    Newbury is such a small district. Levy after levy has failed. West Geauga has approached Newbury about a possible merge. Why not merge? Newbury is in financial trouble. Cuts among cuts have been made. Now I am hearing that sixth graders are moving up to the high school? That is way too young!!! Combining 7th and 8th graders is too young as it is with the high school. The answer to this is always the same: the district is having financial trouble. This is the only township in the county that stands alone. It would only make sense to combine with West Geauga who had already approached Newbury.

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