Local Stories about the Worthington School District

 

Our two local papers, the Worthington News and This Week in Worthington, are the primary source of district news for the 70% of residents who do not have children in the district. This page will make it easier to look at the contents of these papers. The Columbus Dispatch periodically covers our district as well, usually around levy time.

 

 

DATE

This Week in Worthington / Dispatch

Worthington News

Letters to the Editor

12/27/06 BACON READY TO SERVE 21ST DISTRICT Schools faced ballot box ups, downs in 2006
 
Brooks is valued community asset / Board appointment is critical
12/20/06      
12/13/06 SCHOOL DISTRICT PLANS TO BORROW AGAINST NEW BOND ISSUE

THANKS, WORTHINGTON, FOR THE SUPPORT

   
12/06/06   Wish list for new school board member emerges  
11/29/06      
11/22/06      
11/15/06 EVENING STREET, ESTATES WIN TOP STATE AWARDS

SIXTH-GRADERS BECOME ILL AFTER ATTENDING CAMP

District leaders face tough decisions in spending bond cash
 

Kilbourne class breaks ground with 10th 'green' house

 
11/08/06 Bond Issue wins easily

Tyack to be judge again, must resign from board

Goodman leads local incumbents back to Statehouse

Landslide victory leaves district smiling

Ohio House District 21, 22

 
11/01/06 Conrath hopeful as voters face bond issue

School district unveils 5-year fiscal forecast


Board members comply, but they're not pleased

Board likes budget; timing disappoints

Voters must decide on district's bond issue Tuesday

 
10/25/06 Stolen Keys may unlock mystery of thefts

RESIDENTS GRILL OFFICIALS ON CAPITAL NEEDS

 

   
10/18/06 Few show interest in school bond issue Officials hope session's poor turnout is good omen

News urges voters to approve 1.9-mill bond issue

Bacon has plans on jobs and taxes / Cross Country Meet Supporters Thanked /
10/11/06 Voters can learn about bond issue at two October forums
 
Evening Street's history of success earns Blue Ribbon 21st House district offers clear choices for voters/Many Contributed to Cardinal Pride Day/Sharon Trustee Backs Bacon for 21st House.
 


 

10/04/06 Gehring: 'Deferred maintenance' hurts facilities   Bacon believes schools need predictable funding
 
09/27/06 SCHLARB: BOND FUNDS WOULD REPLACE OBSOLETE TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS GET A IN ACADEMICS, C+ IN FINANCE

District: We heard voters loud, clear LATEST FINANCIAL "CRISIS" APPARENTLY WAS LATEST FINANCIAL 'GHOST' / Student council thanks those who donated to fund / Education expenditure findings surprising


 

09/20/06 Sontag: old school buses are unsafe, cost more to run

WORTHINGTON HAS 22 MERIT SEMIFINALISTS

Thomas smashes record with 17 Merit Scholars  
09/13/06 Schools again get perfect grade from state
 
Adequate Yearly Progress Schare explains why he backs bond issue
 
09/06/06     It's time to reread "To Kill a Mockingbird"
08/31/06 No longer the new superintendent, Conrath outlines agenda for schools
 

Worthington School district ends 11-year decline in enrollment
 

District personnel reminded of lasting impact they will have on students

Students pull together for Rachel Kilbourne band boosters thank community for help/TWHS bands say thanks to community
 
08/24/06 WEF awards more grants for teachers

Resolutions shows how funds to be spend

Bond Issue will help maintain assets

 

Bond Issue Officially on Ballot TWHS Teams appreciate local support
08/17/06 Board will act to put bond on fall ballot

Conrath talks about changes in new school year 

School district honored for safety efforts

DISPATCH 08/14/06: Worthington board to decide on bond issue tonight

Board settles on bond issue

Schools 'excellent' for sixth straight year

 

District officials' action wins praise / Board can't abdicate to 'oversight' groups
 
08/10/06 Conrath: Delay levy, go for bond issue

New buses, computers, repairs to cost up to $40M 

DISPATCH 08/07/06:  Worthington School District Considers Funding Options

Bond issue may cover upgrades  
08/03/06 Compromise: one technician for two school weight rooms

Board, Public, to address fall levy options

 

Two new income tax options for schools Shouldn't we cut expenses before talking of tax hikes? / Taxes will be the topic in townhall discussion

 

07/26/06 Schare: Use money to benefit kids, not coaches
 

Fees to use weight rooms at high schools may save positions
 

Board takes step toward income tax levy

District takes next step in pursuit of a tax issue  
07/19/06   Conrath, staff continue work to prune district's budget  
07/12/06 Board plans meetings to discuss fall levy Public input will help shape combo of levy, cuts Balance is needed in state government
 
07/05/06 SPAC: Pay coaches more, don't add teams

Community Pitches in to build new playground

  The Combination of State/Local Taxes hurt economy / Liberty is accustomed to Large Class Sizes / Gifted AP program helps students succeed.
06/28/06 Firm researches public opinion for schools   27 Children too many in classroom / Schare is challenged to offer spending cuts
06/21/06 Board leans to fall ballot, $3-million in budget cuts Board works to bring down costs, Mulls November 7 Ballot Higher Taxes are Root Cause of Ohio's Economic Malaise / Sending AP Seniors to College would Hike Costs.
06/14/06 Board Doesn't Want to Cut any Fall Sports   Cuts Should be Spread, Don't Limit Opportunities / Tax Foundation Study Fundamentally Flawed
06/08/06     More Government Spending always favored / Ottolenghi finds flaws in three other letters / An explanation in teacher salaries / Why not send AP seniors to college
05/31/06     District Doesn't Suffer from too little revenue / Seniors can't afford additional taxes / State and Local taxes have choke hold on Ohio
05/24/06 Conrath, board grapple with plans for levy
 
School board contemplates plan for cuts, ballot issues Spending side needs close examination / Education should be seen as an investment
 
05/17/06 Sold! City owns annex and 752 building
 
City's purchase of buildings: 'A historic moment' So how would you balance the budget? / Opposition was just more sophisticated
 
05/10/06 Tyack: Schools haven't made levy decision Board nixes August Ballot, Sharpens Axe

City looks to buy historic buildings from school district

Students will be responsible for full Metro School tuition

 

Clear message was sent: 'no' actually means 'no' / In Worthington Schools, it's business as usual / Boyd Comment indicates he's part of the problem
 

05/03/06

School Levy Soundly Defeated Combined School Levy Goes Down Hard  

04/26/06

Voters to decide on 6.25 mill levy

Chamber Board Supports Levy

Board may not foot bill for Metro School

 

Chamber Supports Levy as Decision Time Nears for Voters

Board again balks at Metro High Schools Opportunity

Saul Seigel; Worthington Community for Schools thinks kids would suffer if the levy doesn't pass

Educate Worthington thinks levy rejection would force leaders to change spending
 

04/19/06

Teacher Raises Vary Wildly with Steps. Voters Must Sort Through Numbers

News Urges Voters to Pass

Levy indicates Property Tax Reliance Unchanged.

Excessive Spending is real issue / Cynkar's figures don't support his statement / Schools Need Repair and Maintenance Funds / School Board isn't doing what it was elected to do / District has shown financial responsibility / Comparison shows why seniors can't back tax / No votes should force district to change ways

04/12/06

  Group takes 'looking-forward' tack to school funding School District has earned levy support / Our district is really good as passing levies / A no vote will help seniors

04/05/06

Kilbourne Middle Named "School to Watch" Levy Request as low as possible EducateWorthington Responds to Critics / Smaller Class Size Benefits Students / Can you put a price on Value of Schools

03/22/06

Smaller Number of Students doesn't slow spending

Levy Campaign heats up

Educate Worthington Seeks to Inform Voters.

 

Levy Supporters: Group to stress value of strong schools

 

 

03/15/06

Educators say computers, buses, repairs needed

Levy won't cover permanent-improvement wish list

Critical Juncture / Rebalance Legislature

03/08/06

Schools glad to accept share of auditors surplus

 

 

03/01/06

Board OK's Sale of Park Road Property

Board takes Villages offer for District  Land

 

02/23/06

Colonial Hills Turns 50

Far North Coalition and the Park Road Property

Board Member Explains His Vote/Income Tax Option Needed to be explored

02/16/06

May Levy will be 6.25 Mills

Board Settles on Combined Request

Large Union Contracts Drive School Spending

02/09/06

Residents Weigh in as Levy Deadline Nears

Leaders Present Optimistic Future

 

 

Conrath spends first weeks building relationships

 

 

 

Schools may have new buyer for Park Road Land

 

 

02/02/06

Levy Meeting Set for Monday

Income Tax Still on Table

Funding Pits Generations Against Each Other / Others

01/26/06

School Board Continues to Question Volunteer Policy

Residents: We can't afford any more taxes

 

 

Seniors Protest Rising School Taxes

Treasurer Recommends Property Tax Over Income Tax

 

 

Sutter Park - A special preschool for all children

 

 

01/19/06

Schare takes seat on Board

Treasurer: 5.25 mill levy would offset deficit

 

 

 

With Dominion Out, District seeks new buyer for land

 

01/12/06

School Levy Options on Table for May

Board: Lots of input on levy needed

 

 

 

Developer Backs Out of District Land Deal

 

01/05/06

 

Levy Requests are Focal Point as 2006 begins