On Monday, May 15, the Nordonia Hills Board of Education voted to place a 6.98 mill levy on the Nov. 6 ballot. This levy will generate approximately $7 million in revenue each year for the district.
The levy will address upgrades in safety and security, make needed capital improvements to district facilities, and allow the district to maintain and enhance educational programs.
Safety and security is of the utmost importance. Additional security measures will include enhanced physical security of the facilities and increased staffing to address mental health concerns of students. Safety will continue to be a top priority of the district.
The district’s buildings were last renovated in 2001. Our school buildings are in need of major repairs and antiquated systems need to be updated. In the next five years, the district anticipates the need to address boiler replacements and roof and parking lot repairs.
In the past year, all three of the district’s elementary schools have earned either national or state recognitions of excellence. Nordonia seniors have earned $8.4 million in college scholarships and grants, have earned over 2,100 college credits through the College Credit Plus program, Advanced Placement classes and Dual-Enrollment classes, and performed over 19,000 hours of community service. Our student athletes maintain a GPA of 3.6.
The district must continue to enhance educational programs to prepare our students for both college and careers.
Finally, I would like to thank all the elected officials who attended our special school board meeting on April 30. The Nordonia School District is unique in that it is made up of five separate municipalities: Macedonia, Northfield Village, Northfield Center, Sagamore Hills and Boston Heights. It was a pleasure to discuss with everyone the direction and plans of our district.
Chad Lahrmer, School Board President