Thursday, June 24, 2004

TV forums held on levy requests


In the schools

By Karen Andrew
The Enquirer

FOREST PARK - Waycross Community Media will present two election forums today for levy issues in the Aug. 3 special election.

Both forums will be carried live on Waycross Government Access Channel 23 in Forest Park, Greenhills, Springfield Township and Wyoming.

A forum for Issue 3, a renewal of an existing levy for the Mount Healthy School District, will begin at 7 p.m.

A forum for Issue 5, a proposed 8.9-mill tax increase for the Winton Woods School District, will be held 7:30 p.m.

Viewers will have the opportunity to call in or e-mail questions to the panel.

Rules concerning public participation can be found at www.waycross.org, in the government-access section under eletions. Milford delegate Boys State governor

MILFORD - Frank Little of Milford High School was elected governor of the American Legion Buckeye Boys State, which took place last week at Bowling Green State University.

Little is active in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Milford and will be promoted to the rank of cadet colonel next year. As Boys State governor, his primary goals were to raise teachers' salaries, crack down on crime and establish a cap on punitive damages for medical procedures.

Sponsored by the American Legion, Buckeye Boys State is a nine-day, hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio government.

Founded in 1936, it is the largest Boys State program in the nation with an attendance of 1,400 young men annually.

Montessori academy rising in Deerfield

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP - Ground has been broken for a 51,000-square-foot, $5.3 million Montessori Academy of Cincinnati building on 7.5 acres in Governor's Pointe Business Park on Duke Boulevard.

Scheduled to be completed in December, it includes separate wings for preschool/kindergarten students, as well as elementary and middle-grade students, a 400-seat gymnasium with a full-size basketball court, multipurpose rooms, computer and science laboratories and a library.

The Montessori Academy will be moving from its current location on Old Irwin-Simpson Road.

Information: Call Ken or Pat Elder, 398-7773.

Monroe board extends Elam's contract

MONROE - The Monroe Local Schools Board of Education has extended the contract of Superintendent Arnol Elam by two years.

His contract now runs through July 31, 2007.

His pay was not increased.

Three Rivers raises prices of meals

NORTH BEND - The price of breakfast will increase a nickel, while lunch prices are going up a dime this fall in the Three Rivers Schools.

Lunches at the elementary schools will be $1.90.

The price at the middle and high schools will be $2.10 and adults will pay $2.50 per meal.

Breakfast at the elementary school was set at 85 cents.

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