Daily Rundown May 29, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: LCCC receives job training grant Lakewood announces voluntary furloughs saving city more than $250,000 Kent State proposes tuition increase for incoming freshmen UC furloughs 360 staff members: 'This in no way reflects on the quality of your work.' Some Franklin County GOP central committee members at odds over reorganization meeting Police deploy pepper spray as protests over death of George Floyd spread to Columbus Local schools in limbo as they await more details from Governor DeWine about reopening State offering $60M in grants to help child care services keep up with

Daily Rundown May 28, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: As more cuts come down the pike, Amherst Schools says outlook is good Next cohort of schools to receive Say Yes Cleveland supports announced Dolan seeks to minimize funding cuts to schools Solon leaders strive to keep staff in place Cleveland City Council, sidelined by the coronavirus crisis, takes big step toward resuming regular meetings 11 teachers lose jobs in Springfield schools after state funding falls Board of Elections in early stages of planning for November, director says Ohio Senate passes bill restricting elections changes 'This is unacceptable': Ohio's unemp

Daily Rundown May 27, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: Gahanna schools stick to remote learning for warm-weather classes ‘Everything’s on table’ as Reynoldsburg school district reacts to state cuts Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson extends coronavirus civil emergency proclamation through June 30 Changes coming to Lorain city administration Fairfield schools: Pandemic hits budget as funding will fall short in June YSU announces job cuts, layoffs as part of substantial budget reduction plan School districts begin to look at new protocols E-signature rule for ballot campaigns stayed as Ohio appeals Gov. Mike DeWine, lawmakers condem

Summit Metro Parks levy gets big support from voters in coronavirus-delayed election

The coronavirus-delayed March 17 primary election finally came to a close Tuesday night, with unofficial results that will be adjusted as mail-in ballots trickle in. Official results are expected to be released May 8. In Summit County, residents were asked to give a little more for Summit Metro Parks and on Tuesday night, the agency found that voters did so by a nearly 3-to-1 ratio. The levy was boosted by 0.54 mills to 2 mills. It amounts to $5.05 a month or $60.54 a year per $100,000 home valuation for taxpayers. Of that, the new millage would be about $1.58 per month per $100,000 home valuation, or less than $19 a year for the increase. The length of the levy would also increase from seve

Daily Rundown May 26, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: Highland school board addresses budget cuts Coronavirus: Sinclair sees robust summer enrollment, despite pandemic Cleveland State University has lost $8 million and could lose $37 million this fiscal year; announces furloughs, pay cuts Huge deficit expected as fall semester starts, says Oberlin College president County to furlough 250 workers Columbus City Schools to offer online summer school classes Taking local school control from Youngstown; pushing school choice over adequate funding Ohio businesses don’t have to lay off employees. There’s work-sharing. Gov. Mike DeW

Franklin County voters approve bond issue for Columbus State Community College upgrades

Columbus State Community College asked Franklin County voters to approve a bond issue that will raise $300 million for capital improvements to its campus. And voters said yes. Now, college leaders say the pandemic might shift their priorities for what projects will be completed first. Now that Franklin County voters have approved a bond issue that will raise $300 million for capital improvements to help Columbus State Community College overhaul its aging campus and position itself for the future, college leaders say that renovations and repairs will begin almost immediately. But because the 24-year, 0.65-mill bond issue was placed on the ballot before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Ohio, st

Daily Rundown May 22, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: Highland, hit hard by state budget cuts, projected to be in deficit spending by June; staff cut, levy on the horizon Townships Adjust Budgets, Expect Less Tax Revenue Chardon Parents Chime In on Reopening the Schools Fairview Park City School District creates Reimagine School Task Force to plan for uncertain 2020-2021 school year The Final Four: Cleveland Heights announces short list of applicants for City Council vacancy JUST IN: Wright State cuts projected budget deficit to $1.5M JUST IN: Dayton homes sales plummet 22% Elyria Council accepts two elementary school buildi

Daily Rundown May 21, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: Dayton-area community organizations deepen roots with expansions Cleveland Schools Considering Bold Plan to Confront Coronavirus Learning Loss: A ‘Mastery’ Learning Initiative That Would Scrap Grade Levels, Let Kids Learn at Own Pace Cuyahoga County Election Officials Prepare For In-person Voting In November Ballots arrive in Geauga County too late to be counted BOE approves forecast without accounting for $791,000 slash Falls BOE committee trying to find balance in levy scenarios North Olmsted finance director discusses projected city losses due to economic downturn Fami

Lakewood City School District voters overwhelmingly pass new-money levy

Residents in the presidential primary election approved Lakewood City Schools’ Issue 28, with 76 percent of the voters casting ballots in favor. Vote totals for the 3.9-mill levy and 1-mill permanent improvement levy were 7,041 for vs. 2,144 against, according to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. The new tax will cost the owner of a home valued at $100,000 an additional $144.75 a month. Issue 28 was a unique new-money levy utilizing the expiration of current district debt. Residents were previously paying $143 a month on a $100,000 home, with the new levy marking a $1.75 monthly increase. “I’m flattered, grateful and humbled by this community’s commitment

Daily Rundown May 20, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: Tri-C announces plans to deal with financial impact of coronavirus pandemic Summit County primary turnout plunges to 21% as results are certified from coronavirus-delayed election Granville Superintendent: Parents should plan for change for next school year State superintendents figuring out best way to reopen schools in Ohio Olmsted Falls City Schools superintendent discusses state’s $700,000 cut to district Mayfield Heights residents officially approve Issue 9 income tax increase Planning group wants Akron and Canton considered part of Greater Cleveland Northwest Local

United Way of Lake County's Celebrity Server fundraiser nets a record amount, despite 'cance

An unofficial Plan C for United Way of Lake County ended up turning out quite well, all things considered. After postponing and then canceling one of its traditional events due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the nonprofit decided to hold the fundraiser online, yielding record-setting results once again. The organization’s 17th Annual Celebrity Server “nonevent” recently raised $66,246. According to UWLC, the original event was expected to raise an estimated $50,000. However, the sum from 2020 saw an increase of 60 percent over the then-record $40,000 totaled last year. “When it became clear that our postponed event date was not going to happen, our Campaign Chair Vanessa Tey Iosue, presi

Daily Rundown May 19, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: United Way of Lake County's Celebrity Server fundraiser nets a record amount, despite 'cancellation' Medina City School District takes $1.5 million hit in state education budget cuts Shaker City Schools looking at roughly $1 million in state budget cuts due to coronavirus crisis Brunswick City Schools treasurer paints grim financial picture post-coronavirus Strongsville, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, North Royalton schools each hit with state funding cuts exceeding $1 million Solon council approves $2.8 million in budget cuts due to coronavirus Louisville schools plannin

Daily Rundown May 18, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: Parma City School District surveying parents about remote learning and next school year Stimulus funding won’t even out state cuts for most Summit school districts Miamisburg schools to hire Indiana educator as new superintendent Lorain County school systems respond to state budget cuts Toledo Public Schools looking at all options to return in the fall Maumee city employees face 5 percent pay reduction; two employees to be laid off Who's running Cincinnati's health department? Some fear a power struggle during pandemic. River View starts layoffs, state funding cuts cause

Boards set date for community input on Newbury facilities

The date is set for residents to have their voices heard on the fate of the Newbury Local School facilities, and township trustees and county commissioners are invited. In separate board meetings Monday night, West Geauga and Newbury boards of education announced that May 20 is the tentative date for the community meeting, of which planning has been in the works since the boards’ joint meeting in February. Maggie Zock, president of the Newbury Board of Education, said the meeting will start at either 6 or 7 p.m. through Zoom, depending on the schedule for the Newbury Township Trustees meeting. She said if the meetings fall on the same day, she wants to make sure Newbury residents are able to

Daily Rundown May 15, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: Boards set date for community input on Newbury facilities Sinclair students prepare for in-demand jobs despite pandemic Falls BOE to consider more cuts to stretch levy cycle Parma City School District surveying parents about remote-learning and 2020-2021 school year Dayton Mayor says budget cuts will be big if federal government doesn’t step up Graham Local Schools chooses new superintendent Ohio University planning to reopen this fall Ohio Sec. of State: Action needed now to prep for November election with possible coronavirus resurgence 'Historic in scale and sweep': Oh

LCCC renewal levy passes

Voters have approved Lorain County Community College’s proposed 2.3-mil renewal levy. The levy was approved by a vote of 27,650 to 18,809, according to unofficial final results April 28 from the Lorain County Elections Board. The levy is a general operating levy for LCCC was last updated in 2010 and expires in December 2020, according to the college. The Lorain County Auditor’s Office said the levy will cost $66.27 annually per $100,000 home valuation. Tracy Green, vice president of strategic and institutional development at LCCC, said a group effort was made to spread awareness about the college and its affects on the community. “This levy plays a role in not only LCCC strong and the streng

Daily Rundown May 14, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: Amherst Schools to attend county learning collaborative LCCC to honor largest graduating class in college history in non-traditional way Coronavirus: Libraries to ‘quarantine’ returned material for 4 days Cuyahoga County Public Library unveils plan to reopen Fairview Park City Schools dealing with budget cuts, eyeing new-money levy in the fall State cuts CH-UH school funding by another $1.4 million; EdChoice vouchers factored in again Independence Local Schools’ behavior team eases remote learning transition Walsh expecting students on campus this fall Ohio Elections: The

RESEARCH: How COVID-19 Changed News, Streaming and Social Media Habits

Data should drive your organization's decisions, especially as you consider media purchases in the ongoing era of COVID-19. This installment of #AskBurges provides research from Nielsen, iHeartMedia, and more regarding changes in the streaming, news consumption, and social media behaviors of different segments of the United States since the pandemic hit the country. Does your organization want to have a larger discussion about media buying? We can help. #AskBurges by emailing info@burgesandburges.com.

Daily Rundown May 13, 2020

Get the latest relevant news with the Burges & Burges Daily Rundown. Click on the titles below to read the full articles: Lake trustees clarify levy language Avon City Council re-appropriates $1.3 million due to coronarvirus effects Quarter of Lucas County's provisional ballots deemed invalid Fremont schools brace for deep cuts in state funding More than 300 Butler County ballots delivered late won't count in Ohio primary Boone County Schools promotes high school principal to superintendent role Youngstown Diocese hires assistant superintendent Coronavirus: Ohio budget report shows bad news on nearly all fronts Top Ohio officials trimming spending to help deal with coronavirus revenue crunch

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