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Students will thank bus drivers on their last day

By John Published: November 23, 2010
Nordonia Hills Elementary School principal Dr. Karen Muffley sees children on to the bus after school on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, in Northfield, Ohio. The districts levy was defeated forcing them to revert to state minimums for bussing beginning Nov. 30. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)

Nordonia High School's student council expects 100 students to gather to thank 14 bus drivers with a show of support and cookies on their last day of work today at 2 p.m.

The 14 drivers have been laid off because of the levy failure earlier this month. To make ends meet, the district is cutting its busing services to state minimum requirements, which means no more high school busing and transportation only for younger kids who live outside a two-mile radius of their schools. The district is keeping 29 drivers on the job.

Speaking of the levy,  here's this announcement from the district about a meeting next week to discuss why voters turned it down:

A Call to Listen

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 7pm

Meeting location:  Northfield Elementary, 9374 Olde Eight Road, Northfield, OH  44067

With the recent failure of Issue 2, the Nordonia Hills City Schools is facing a financial crisis.  The levy failure is resulting in cuts that will impact everyone in our community.  Effective November 30, 2010 bussing will be reduced to state minimums for the entire school district.  The Board of Education chose NOT to place a levy on the February 2011 ballot.  The District is looking for input and feedback from the community to better understand why the community did not support the school issue.


We would like to invite the community to a listening session on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 7:00pm.  The meeting will take place at Northfield Elementary in the gym.









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