Loveland School Board to meet Tuesday, June 14

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (June 13, 2022) – The Loveland City School District (LCSD) has sent out a reminder notice of  a special board meeting to be held Tuesday, June 14, 2022 as was prevviously announced during their March 22, 2022 meeting. 

Dr. Kathryn Lorenz, President, Board of Education, Loveland City School District (FILE)

The reminder notice from LCSD was released from the office of Interim Treasurer for Loveland Schools Robert Giuffre Saturday, June 11. 

Here is the text of the notification

from Robert Giuffre: 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING NOTIFICATION

The Loveland Board of Education announced at its March 22, 2022, Regular Session that it would have a Special Meeting on June 14, 2022, at 6:00 PM in the Loveland Middle/Intermediate School Media Center to reschedule its Regular Session of June 26th, 2022, due to scheduling conflicts.  The agenda for this rescheduled regular meeting is available on BoardDocs like other regular meetings.

Please follow the following link to the agenda.

https://go.boarddocs.com/oh/love/Board.nsf/Public

Remember just last Monday, June 6, 2022, Loveland Schools held a “Launch Night” or the Strategic Vision. Following the launch night public presentation of the Strategic Vision, a special Board of Education meeting was held. On the previous Friday, June 4, Superintendent Mike Broadwater provided an update in the Loveland City Schools Newsletter sent out that day. In his “Superintendent’s Message” Broadwater provided some insight into the Strategic Vision launch and what would follow.

Here is the excerpt from his Friday, June 4, message where he addresses the information about the Board of Education meetings and future planning for Loveland Schools: 

Mike Broadwater, Superintendent, Loveland City School District (Provided)

Following Launch Night, our Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting at 6 pm to review the Strategic Vision.

During the Special Board of Education Meeting, the Board will hear from our Treasurer about present and future District finances, revenues, and resources. Federal ESSER pandemic relief funds and significant cuts after the March 2020 levy failure have allowed the district to delay requesting additional funding. The district’s most recent five-year forecast projects the district will move into deficit spending beginning in Fiscal Year 2023. You can review the five-year forecast by following this link.

The timeline for placing a levy on the ballot in November requires the Board to take action over the summer. If any action is taken, we will be sure to update our community. Over the past several months we have had many community members involved in our Strategic Vision process, and we look forward to more great conversations about the future of Loveland City Schools.

Have a safe, happy summer, and please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Mike Broadwater, 

Superintendent 

Loveland City Schools 

To be clear, no one has made any comment indicating plans by the Loveland City School District to file for any operating levy or any ballot item for the upcoming November elections. Superintendent Mike Broadwater has been clear in any and all statements their focus remains directly on doing what is best for the students of Loveland Schools and the community as a whole. He has never wavered from that position, nor has he, or members of the BOE wavered from their praise for those who participated in the Strategic Planning process. 

That said, here are important dates to remember as the Loveland School Community moves into the final stages of the process with the BOE meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2022. 

  • July 29 – By Statute, this is the deadline to file any operating levy.
  • August 10 – Deadline to file any ballot item with the Board of Elections.