To Our Kirtland Schools Families,
2018 is shaping up to be a busy year with a spring levy issue, adoption of a strategic plan and three new Board of Education members.
Based on the most recent five-year forecast and the trend toward deficit spending, the Kirtland Board of Education voted at its Jan. 22 meeting to place a 5.9-mill 10 year operating levy on the May ballot. Despite aggressive efforts to curb spending, the district is on track to post a $2 million budget deficit in the 2020-2021 school year. The issue will allow the district to maintain opportunities for students without compromising educational programming.
The school district is working with the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County on a long-range strategic plan. The process involves a variety of stakeholders formulating mission and vision statements, establishing policies, and creating goals for the school district.
School and community teams will develop action plans to address the goals identified by the original stakeholders. The result will be a strategic plan presented to the Board of Education this spring.
Finally, we welcome new Board of Education members Jonathan Withrow, Kathryn Talty and Shannon Green, as we recognize the contributions of outgoing members Ron Stepanovic, Kat Torok and Joe Solnosky.
You can keep up to date on the latest information of your school district on our website at www.kirtlandschools.org.