Chardon Local Schools News Article

Board Affirms Current Configuration

(l to r) CHS social studies teacher Dwight Goss; Tiny Toppers preschool teacher Kristen Sironen; Tiny Toppers Kindergarten teacher Amy Ridgeway; Title Tutor Beth Crawford; Chardon Middle School principal Tim Velotta; Munson Elementary teacher Holly Suszynski at the podium presenting at board meeting
faculty presenters at the Feb. 22, 2022 board meeting included (l to r) CHS social studies teacher Dwight Goss; Chardon Early Learning Center preschool teacher Kristen Sironen; CELC Kindergarten teacher Amy Ridgeway; Title Tutor Beth Crawford; Chardon Middle School principal Tim Velotta; Munson Elementary teacher Holly Suszynski [photos extracted from G-TV video recording]

February 25, 2022 — In recent weeks there has been community discussion concerning the status of the district’s current building/grade level configuration. At its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, the Board of Education voted to affirm the current grade level configuration of our schools.

During the meeting, members of our staff presented a report to the Board on the impact of the current grade level structure on our students and staff, including information on student achievement and opportunities for students under the current structure.

The following link connects to a video excerpt with this staff presentation:  
VIDEO EXCERPT. This excerpt is sourced from the full meeting video recording produced by G-TV.

Previously, additional information was presented by the district  — at the October 2021 regular board meeting — concerning enrollment and cost savings from the reconfiguration model.  You may review that document at the following link:  
35-PAGE ANALYSIS REPORT

Superintendent Michael Hanlon stated: "It is important to note that our district grade level configuration remains a work in progress, and we will continue to evaluate and make adjustments to maximize our district’s mission of high achievement for all students, where learning is our most important work."

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District Media Contact:

Kelly Misch
Communications Director
Chardon Local Schools
[email protected]

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