Message from Superintendent Tom Bratten
Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming 2020-2021 School Year for the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District will be available online beginning March 17, 2020
Parents/Guardians may begin the enrollment process online by visiting the District website http://smfschools.org/parents/enrollment. Once your enrollment information is complete, follow the next steps online to schedule your enrollment appointment and be prepared to provide the proper documents listed. Kindergarten families will be receiving dates for Kindergarten Information Night at their scheduled enrollment appointment.
Please note - Kindergarten Parents - Students must be five years old on or before August 1, 2020.
If you have questions regarding the enrollment process, please contact the Board of Education Office at (330) 689-5445. We look forward to seeing you soon!
May 19, 2020: SMFCSD Board Press Release: Stow-Munroe Falls Schools Rehire Three Teachers French, Japanese Language Programs Restored at High School; Elementary Teacher Retained
Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools News Release
May 19, 2020
For Immediate Release
Jason Whitacre, Board President email@example.com
Stow-Munroe Falls Schools Rehire Three Teachers
French, Japanese Language Programs Restored at High School; Elementary Teacher Retained
STOW, OHIO, May 19, 2020 – Three of six teachers recently laid off because of budgetary constraints will be rehired, the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education announced after a May 18, 2020 special meeting.
“This doesn’t make us whole and we’ll certainly still miss the teachers we had to let go, but this is good news,” said Board President Jason Whitacre.
The administration worked for months to find savings and found much of the necessary shortfall in supply cuts and through attrition and retirements, Whitacre said. Finally, as a “complete last resort,” the six teacher positions – three business positions and two foreign language teaching positions at the high school and an elementary school teacher position - were eliminated in a unanimous Board vote on Monday, May 11, 2020. The board did abolish a one-year pilot program at the high school at its special meeting as part of the continuing conversation.
“That said, through ongoing due diligence, internal reviews, and community feedback, as the cuts left the high school with only a Spanish program and as we agree that a school of our size and nature should have more than one foreign language program, the board believed it was appropriate to continue its dialogue on these issues” Whitacre said.
But the language programs had initially been cut in part because of low student demand. “This is a reset,” Whitacre said. “It’s another chance. Now student demand must match the opportunity.”
“There’s still significant uncertainty about next year,” Whitacre said. “The economy, what will happen with the pandemic – much is unknown. What we do know, though, is that we’re very happy we’re able to bring back three of our teachers.”
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