Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education regular meeting highlights 9-3-2019



  • District events
  • AP scholars
  • LGBTQ support
  • Metal detector purchase
  • Resolution on state takeovers


President Jodi Sourini, Vice President James Posch, Dan Heintz, Malia Lewis and Beverly Wright were present. Superintendent Elizabeth Kirby and Treasurer Scott Gainer were also present. The meeting began at 7 p.m. and ended at 7:51 p.m.

Awards and recognitions were postponed until the October meeting so students could attend.

District events

The district will host its fall Heights Family Academy on September 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school. All schools have been holding open houses over the past week. Board members set up a schedule to attend as many as possible.

AP scholars

Dan Heintz said that the high school has 36 AP (Advanced Placement) scholars and offers 20 AP courses.

LGBTQ support

To support LGBTQ students, the schools are offering resources such as clubs and access to social workers.

Metal detector purchase

The district received a grant for a metal detector purchase. A new detector will be in use for the high school football game on Friday, Sept. 6.

Five-year forecast

The board approved the five-year-forecast for fiscal years 2020 through 2024.

Resolution on state takeovers

Dan Heintz presented a resolution concerning Ohio House Bill 70. It passed unanimously. The resolution states “that the Board of Education of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District calls for the complete and immediate repeal of HB 70 and the enactment of HB 154, which restores local control and focuses on the improvement of student outcomes. The full resolution can be viewed on the CH-UH district website:

Upcoming meetings include a work session on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the board of education building that focuses on family engagement. On Monday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the high school cafeteria, a special joint meeting that focuses on communication will be held with the city councils of Cleveland Heights and University Heights and the Heights Libraries Board of Trustees.

LWV Observer: Carol Spackey.

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