'Continue the Excellence' by voting yes on Bay schools issue

If a hypothetical school district achieved a ranking in the top 6 in Cuyahoga County, top 9 in the NE Ohio region, and top 18 in the entire state of Ohio, all while spending less per pupil than 22 other districts and having their teacher salaries rank 14th out of all 31 districts in the county, one would – hypothetically – consider such a district a rousing success.

We are pleased to write there is great news for the tax paying residents of Bay Village this school year – each of the above measurements are neither hypothetical nor merely a goal. They are the factual achievements of the Bay Village School District and our extraordinary educators, administrators and staff in 2016.

In addition, the fiscal management of the district has been seen a level of efficiency unmatched in previous years. The last operating levy for the district was passed in 2010, with the intention of it lasting 4 years. Now, in 2016, a full two additional years of funding were gleaned for the students and residents of Bay Village, by the effective financial decisions of district administrators and school board.

In other words, in Bay Village, taxpayers not only get what they’re paying for, they get more!

Exceptional test scores, the highest ratings by objective measurements, financial expertise which draws continuing value out of every dollar entrusted to the district, and ultimately, student success which is as consistent as it is pervasive throughout every grade level – THESE are Bay Schools and this is the reason to invest in our children and Continue the Excellence.

On Nov. 8, VOTE YES on Issue 106 for the Bay Schools.

– Tom Harkness & Susan Moran

Co-chairs, Citizens for Bay Schools

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Volume 8, Issue 21, Posted 9:59 AM, 11.01.2016