Dear Mentor Schools Community,
Hello, everyone. We have the (unofficial) results from the Lake County Board of Elections 2023 General Election, which included two levies on the ballot for Mentor Public Schools as well as two Board of Education seats. Please note: While the results are technically labeled “unofficial” at this time, there are no narrow margins and the Board of Elections plans to certify these results on November 27, 2023.
The results for Mentor Public Schools are:
- The two candidates elected by our community to serve four-year terms on the Mentor Exempted Village Board of Education are:
- Rose Ioppolo
- Lauren Marchaza
- Issue 3, the additional Permanent Improvement (PI) levy, failed
- Issue 4, the renewal operating levy, passed
We appreciate the many community members who took the time to vote in this election. The passing of Issue 4 is great news for the district and will allow us to continue to provide the well rounded, high quality education the children of our community need.
Providing a safe learning environment where students can learn and grow remains our top priority. Without the additional PI funds, we’ll need to evaluate our current Capital Improvement Plan to find areas to cut to lessen the burden on our General Fund moving forward. Because the district is already deficit spending, this means we’ll have to make some difficult decisions. We’ll continue to update the community about our future plans through our typical communications channels.
The new board member terms begin in January 2024 and run through December 31, 2027. Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Ioppolo and Mrs. Marchaza to the Mentor Board of Education. We’d also like to thank Mary Bryner and Tom Tuttle for their dedicated work on the Board of Education. Both decided not to run for re-election after each serving our community as board members for 16 years.