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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fairport Harbor preschoolers learn about transportation

Students at Fairport Harbor Preschool have a whole new understanding of cars, boats and planes.

Teacher Britany Woodworth challenged the youngsters to work as a team with their parents to create their own versions of popular forms of transportation.

The work is now on display at the Fiarport Harbor Public Library to promote the school, since its presence isn’t widely known, Woodworth said.

The projects include a large school bus, helicopter and abstract submarine made from a bottle. A boat even features a plastic figure of The Joker.

Students used paper, pipe cleaners and other materials to construct their vehicles.

The next lessons they will cover include colors and animals.

The school is operated by the Lake County Educational Services Center, and located in McKinley Elementary School.

Caitlin Fertal

What You Should Know about Public Schools in Ohio

Q: What is a public school?
A: Public schools are the “traditional,” publicly funded primary and secondary schools that include city, exempted village, local and joint vocational school districts. Public schools are operated under the direction of boards of education, which usually consist of 5 members elected from within the district. While Ohio’s community schools (“charter schools”) are also public schools, this article focuses on traditional public schools.

Read more at Law You Can Use: What You Should Know about Public Schools in Ohio

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Willoughby-Eastlake Schools public meeting on school levy

Willoughby-Eastlake Schools has announced a public meeting at 6 p.m. TONIGHT (Monday, April 29) at South High School to discuss the school levy on the ballot May 7. There doesn't appear to be anything on the district's website about the meeting.

We received an email about the session, which says it will be in the LGI Room at South. The email says the event will be an "information session with the Superintendent, Steve Thompson."

Call the school district at 440-946-5000 for more details.

Read more about the upcoming levies on the ballots in May and August in Caitlin Fertal's story Willoughby-Eastlake School District split on upcoming levies (April 28, 2013).


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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