MenuGeauga County ESC
Home
slideshow 1 slideshow 2 Do you need special care assistance for your child? We can help! Do you need special care assistance for your child? We can help! Do you need special care assistance for your child? We can help! Do you need special care assistance for your child? We can help! Do you need special care assistance for your child? We can help!
Previous
Next

Notice of Joint Special Governing Board Meeting

 

Geauga County Educational Service Center Governing Board

Lake County Educational Service Center Governing Board

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

In accordance with R.C. 121.22, R.C. 3313.16, and applicable laws, the Governing Board Presidents of the Geauga County Educational Service Center Governing Board (“Geauga ESC”) and Lake County Educational Service Center Governing Board (“Lake ESC”) hereby serve the instant amended written notice that a joint special meeting of the Geauga ESC and Lake ESC is hereby called for Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m., at the Auburn Career Center Technology Learning Center, which is located at 8221 Auburn Road Concord Township, Ohio 44077. The purposes of this special meeting are, in no particular order, as follows: (1) considering a settlement document by and between the Geauga ESC, Geauga Board Employees Association (“Association”), and one or more public employees; (2) considering a joint resolution pursuant to R.C. 3311.053 and applicable laws, as well as the collective bargaining agreement ratified by the Geauga ESC and Association; (3) considering the appointment, employment, promotion, and/or compensation of public employees and officials; (4) reviewing and approving negotiations with public employees concerning their compensation and other terms and conditions of their employment; and (5) considering a purchase agreement by and between the Lake ESC and a vendor. The Geauga ESC and Lake ESC may recess into executive sessions pursuant to R.C. 121.22 and applicable laws. The Geauga ESC and Lake ESC anticipate taking formal action in open session on one or more of the purposes set forth in the instant amended joint special meeting notice. There shall be no public participation at this joint special meeting.

Newbury Territory Transfer Final Resolution

 
Please click here to see the second and final resolution in ORC Section 3311.22 by the Geauga County Educational Service Center in regards to the Newbury Local Schools Territory Transfer to the West Geauga Local Schools. 

Newbury Territory Transfer Update

 
The Geauga County Board of Elections confirmed that insufficient signatures were gathered by petition to place a referendum issue on the March 2020 ballot concerning the proposed territory transfer of the Newbury Local School District to the West Geauga Local School DIstrict.  That transfer, pending further action by the Geauga County Educational Service Center Governing Board and the West Geauga Local School Board of Education, could become a reality for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Newbury Territory Transfer Proceedings

At its meeting on August 20, 2019, the ESC Governing Board unanimously adopted a resolution proposing the transfer of territory of all of Newbury Local School District to West Geauga Local School District.  This action represents an important step in the process of effectuating a transfer that is in the interests of better serving the students of Geauga County by combining resources, preserving programming, and leveraging economies of scale.  Click on the following link for a copy of the August 20 resolution (click here).  This resolution was then filed, together with an accurate map of the proposed territory to be transferred, to the Newbury LSD and West Geauga LSD Boards of Education.  The Governing Board’s action followed resolutions adopted by those Boards of Education, which requested this proposal.  Click on the following link for a copy of Newbury’s January 14, 2019 resolution (click here), and click on the following link for a copy of West Geauga’s June 24, 2019 resolution (click here).   What’s next?  Under state law, the ESC Governing Board “shall at its next regular meeting that occurs not earlier than thirty days after the adoption by the governing board of a resolution proposing such transfer, adopt a resolution making the transfer effective at any time prior to the next succeeding first day of July, unless, prior to the expiration of such thirty-day period, qualified electors residing in the area proposed to be transferred, equal in number to a majority of the qualified electors voting at the last general election, file a petition of referendum against such transfer.”  The next regular meeting of the ESC Governing Board occurring not earlier than 30 days after August 20 is scheduled for October 1.  At that meeting, unless a referendum petition is filed in the ESC Superintendent’s office within the 30-day referendum period, the Board intends to adopt the resolution making the transfer effective as of June 30, 2020.  Click on the following link for the most current draft of the proposed October 1 resolution (click here).  After the ESC Governing Board’s adoption of the October 1 resolution, the West Geauga LSD Board of Education would adopt a resolution accepting the territory, and the ESC Governing Board would file an accurate map showing the boundaries of the territory transferred with the appropriate authorities. The Geauga County ESC is committed to clarity in its intentions and transparency in its actions, as evidenced by the summary of territory transfer proceedings above and the links to important documents.  We trust that you will find the ESC responsive to questions and requests for information about the proceedings.  In carrying out the stated request of the Newbury LSD and West Geauga LSD Boards of Education, the ESC is committed to the process while recognizing the significance of the proposal to the community.

Geauga County ESC Opening Day Kick Off

 
 
On August 9th the employees of both Geauga and Lake County ESC's came together for the beginning of the year kick off.  Approxamately 250 staff gathered at the Auburn Career Center to welcome new and returning employees to the new school year.  Superintendent Jennifer Felker shared with her staff the new vision and goals for both ESC's.  Staff participated in team time and ended the day with an energenic Motivational speaker.   Presentations can be viewed below.
 
 NEW CPI DATES ADDED
 
 
 
TO REGISTER FOR A COURSE PLEASE CLICK ON THE DATE IN THE UPCOMING EVENTS SECTION TO THE RIGHT 
GCESC News

Cross-County Global Education Initiative

For Details click here

GEAUGA COUNTY ESC HAS PARTNERED WITH RENHILL GROUP

More +
Upcoming Events
clickable calendar
October 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
293012345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789
Oct
15
Nov
7

Governing Board Meeting

Thu Nov 7 2019
Nov
12

CPI Initial Course

Tue Nov 12 2019
Dec
3

Governing Board Meeting

Tue Dec 3 2019
Dec
6

CPI Refresher Course

Fri Dec 6 2019
GL Alliance Calendar
Geauga County Education Service Center
8221 Auburn Road Painesville, Ohio 44077 | Phone: (440) 350-2563 | Fax: (440) 352-6066
© 2019 Geauga County ESC. CMS and Responsive Design by eSchoolView