Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Solon School board appointed an interim principal at Parkside Elementary to replace the late Martha Keeney.
An assistant principal at Solon High School has been appointed to serve as interim principal at Parkside Elementary after the death of Martha Keeney. Erica Kosiorek was appointed to that role at Monday's Solon School Board meeting. "I know she’ll do an outstanding job," said Superintendent Joe Regano, who informed the staff at Parkside on Monday that Kosiorek would be taking over. "I think it's going to be an excellent fit." Kosiorek will be at Parkside full time after winter break, and will use the time until then to prepare herself, Regano said. The school board also approved a supplemental contract for Patricia Petrie for administrative assistant duties at Parkside. Regano said Petrie has done an outstanding job helping out at Parkside …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Mike Cook is still in search of ways to rename Inwood Drive
Despite setbacks and confusion, Mike Cook plans to take his vision to the ballot. The 1989 Solon High School graduate still wants to rename Inwood Drive as Kotora Way and believes residents should vote on the issue. "I figured, what's an alternative? It could be keep going to meetings and begging people to do things, or pursue putting it on the ballot," he said. "That's where we are right now." Cook realizes the November election is a long shot, so he's planning on bringing the name change to the ballot in September 2013. That way, his mission to honor former principal E. James Kotora won't lose attention to presidential and state elections. Cook first brought his idea to Solon City Council last fall. The city, which owns the street, …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
John Heckman was sworn in Tuesday as a member of the Solon School Board. His term will run until the end of 2013.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
John Heckman will be sworn in as Solon's newest school board member during a meeting today.
John Heckman will be sworn in as Solon's newest school board member during a meeting today. The school board will meet at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at the district office. Heckman is set to take the oath of office during that time and take his seat on the five-member board. Heckman was chosen out of a pool of 11 applicants to replace Dorothy Seibert, who resigned her seat suddenly last month. He will serve until the end of 2013, when the seat will be up for open election. MORE COVERAGE:
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Solon School Board met this afternoon and appointed a new member to fill in a vacancy left by Dorothy Seibert's departure.
Accountant, Solon parent and frequent school volunteer John Heckman has been appointed to the Solon School Board. The board unanimously appointed Heckman during a special meeting on Thursday. He will replace Dorothy Seibert, the long-time board member who resigned suddenly a few weeks ago. He beat out 10 other applicants who had applied for the seat. Heckman lives in Solon with his wife Lisa and two sons, who are students in Solon Schools. He is a certified public accountant who works as a vice president of finance for Kirtland Capital Partners in Beachwood. Reached by phone, Heckman thanked the board members for thier confidence in him. "I will work tirelessly to perserve the academic excellence and financial integrity of the Solon …
At 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays we had 471 votes in our poll, and our readers picked a clear choice for appointment to the Solon School Board.
First the caveat: This poll is in no way scientific, and should not be considered that way. But Solon Patch has been asking our readers for the last few days to tell us who they would pick for the Solon School Board vacancy if they had the choice. The seat, we remind you, has been vacant since Dorothy Seibert resigned late last month. We collected 471 votes in our poll (As of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday) and our readers made a clear choice: Robert Paulson, who collected 283 of 471 votes. Paulson was the runner up in the 2011 election, coming in fourth to the three winners. He's a former mayor of Solon as well. The runners up in our poll were John Heckman (83 votes) and Bruce Rutsky (70 votes). There are 11 candidates in all. The candidate list is…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Solon School Board has scheduled a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to appoint a new board member.
The Solon School Board will pick a new board member Thursday. The board has scheduled a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. at the district office. The board will choose from 11 applicants who applied to take the vacant seat, empty since Dorothy Seibert resigned late last month. The applicants are: Solon Patch has posted the resumes of all of the applicants, so go there to learn more about them. Then take our poll and vote who you would pick if you had the choice! Solon Patch will be there to cover the meeting and will update our readers on the selection as soon as its made. Sign up for our daily e-mail newsletter and breaking news alerts to get the news as quickly as possible!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Should the Solon School Board consider the results of the 2011 election when appointing a new member to fill a vacancy? Take our poll and tell us!
The Solon School Board must consider many factors as they decide who to appoint to a vacant seat on the board. Should the will of the voters in the 2011 election be one of the factors they keep in mind? Take our poll and tell us! MORE: Read the resumes of the 11 applicants for the vacant seat Just six months ago, Solon voters went to the poll to pick three board members. The winners were Julie Glavin, Kevin Patton and Dorothy Seibert, who resigned her seat last month. Four of the 11 applicants to take over Seibert's seat ran in that election. Robert Paulson, one of the applicants, was the first runner-up. He's also the large favorite in our poll asking Solonites who they'd pick. Should the board consider those results, essentially the will…
Monday, May 14, 2012
In total, 11 candidates applied for a vacancy on the Solon School Board.
A grand total of 11 residents applied to serve on the Solon School Board. Solon Patch has already published the names and resumes of six candidates. However, the district office had received five more applications before the Friday deadline that were not included in the initial packet. Those candidates are: The previously announced candidates are: Solon Patch has posted the resumes of all of the applicants, so go there to learn more about them. Then take our poll and vote who you would pick if you had the choice!
Six residents applied to fill a vacancy on the Solon School Board. Read their resumes and then tell us who you would pick to fill the vacancy.
Six Solon residents have applied to fill one vacancy on the Solon School Board, which opened when Dorothy Seibert resigned her post. The voters won't get to pick who takes over for Seibert. The appointment will be made by the remaining four board members. The candidates are: John Heckman, Robert Paulson, Richard Perry, Bruce Rutsky, Amy Sonia Richards and Scott Schooler. If you were on the school board, who would you pick? Read our coverage, which includes the applicants' resumes, and then vote in our poll.