Howland Bandwagon (Newspaper) - October 27, 1976, Howland, Ohio HOWLAND 1976 Hooper Award Winner THE VOICE OF HOWLAND No. 31 46 Pages OCTOBER 27. 1976 f ed As Class TWENTY CENTS A COPY On 7.9 mill school levy Homeowners express views By JENNIFER HORCH the November 2 election fast and an issue on the ballot which will affect every Rowland 7.9 mill ad- operating levy asked by the the Bandwagon found it pertinent to question homeowners as to their thoughts about the large layout of money bang asked of thorn A random survey of homeowners was conducted last It was felt that the haphazard stopping at homes would provide the greatest chance to hear all the various views citizens have about the The survey was conducted after October the date that the for Howland Schools levy campaign committee had passed out a school fact sheet to Howland in the hopes that that sheet had been read and seriously considered fay Most residents had received the school fact sheet but some had To accommodate those who have not seen the fact it is printed in its en- at the end of this The survey does not purport to be anything close to a poll which might predict the future of the 7.9 Rather it was an attempt to discover the feelings of property those who will be most financially affected fay the on the expenditure requested of It was an attempt to discover their concerns should the levy and concerns should it not Those it was are many and They included worry over the rising cost of including costs of and just They also included concerns about the quality of education that Howland children that their children's children will in a world in which competition for limited jobs grows keener and As to whether or not the levy will that question is up in the air until November 2. As to some reasons why it should or it should not here are the homeowners of am for it- I have four children in Howland schools and I want them to get the best possible said Mrs. Thomas Habel of 8967 Singing have heard that the kindergartens are way she In response to the question of whether the schools should continue new programs added since of those are learning disabilities remedial career girls Mrs. Habel said to girls it is only fair that the girls feel like they're worth just as much as the boys in I think it is tune f or something like this As to career education of the 7.9 asked will go for Rowland's participation next year in the Gordon D. James Career Center in Mrs. Habel couple of years I didn't like the idea of career Now I feel that everyone is not suited to a college We need some sort of training for the students who don't go to should face the facts and put money into Mrs. Habel An opposite view was heard at the home of Mrs. Sally 2300 have adequate education in the Mrs. Swegan said as to new don't need all the should have to tighten their belts the same as I We pay enough taxes as it is. My taxes have gone up by I won't vote for a school levy the state income tax is abolished and property taxes go A property owner in the North Road district who didn't want her name divulged felt the same overdoing it on ex- When I went to we learned the three Re- writing and The schools are overdoing things that are not really This homeowner expressed the same complaint heard from others who wsll vote against the are eating us they are hitting the middle class In response to the statement that the Howland school district is in the red by over so far this this resident schools should operate like a company If they go in the should have to fold This resident concluded by are willing to pay renewals to keep the schools But as taxes keep going up to more Than what we that's when we have to say But another Mr. Denms Gartland of 8508 Carnage Hill fears for the quality of education in Howiand if the levy does not definitely want the levy to The grade schools need the most up-to-date equipment for the teaching of the three If we don't give teachers the tools to work we won't have Gartland have a good bet it is going Gartland you want to run an organization to get the best education it is going to cost you A resident of the Howland Glen district who didn't want her name mentioned felt the same need the she would hate to see the curriculum we have built up be also feel that we need vocational even though my children in the Howiand probably won't get any use out of it But all kids aren't college bound and they need career Merlin and Betsy of 753 ay just cancel each other out when go to the Both agree with the need of bettering the quality of education in Howland but Merlin does not an additional operating is the right way to brag it would have voted for the bat we're not getting from the state income tax what we should be I thirk it's up to our school leaders to go to Columbus and get what we should be taxes the way they he be better off to all take the taxes we pay ana send our children to private are fed up with Prices are oui of and taxes are everything Mrs. Marlow thought she would probably for UK need a new high school and better facilities for she if we can get more maybe we can get Another Mr. John Hocking of 3441 Carnage Hill feels that the requested is uo high but will probably not vote against it We have to keep paying for Hocking have never voted against a school but this one is as abnormal My own reaction is that it's such a high percentage of our total tax Even though Kocking thought he would probably vote for the be wonders whether the levy will go are two strikes against property tax revolt and the size of the There's been a in the past years of much smaller levies Mrs. Lois 1319 Wilson Road will for the levy because children need the best education they can get It is the only Page Howland has foreign visitor only a long way from and sometimes misses that home when things here seem rather Bat usually she's content here because are alot of things to She's Karin a senior at Howland High and she came all the way from her home outside of Sweden for the to a year in the United Currently living with Leland and Shirley wood and Dad now to of 884 North Road and and a sophomore at Kent Karin's foreign exchange experience in the United States is sponsored through a program called Through a program similar to the American Field As to her impressions of her stay in Howland so nice but it's different from how we Kann One difference is the school Sj you can choose your Kann whereas in there is not so much choice in the In according to after nine years of compulsory a student chooses a or in other a major course of study according to intended Because of courses related to intended careers are studied earlier by Swedish and fewer courses unrelated to careers are Study in the compared with college study is all paid for by the Swedish government When in Karin is used to travelling 30 a trip of about 20 by train from her home outside Gothenburg to Another difference Kann has found is the do not have hamburgers so much as Karin although there are a number of Donald's restaurants have alot of Karin In fishing is a big industry in a town along the Swedish seacoast All in food is good there and it is good The times of meals are also the large meal At trustee meeting Hold action on park MISS KARIN holding action characterizes the status of a new Howland park planned for land ween Mosquito Creek and the west end of the Hall it was learned at a meeting of the Howland trustees last Trustee Bruce Mateer stated during the regular meeting that the trustees will await word from the Howiand school board before taking any actions regarding the Trumbull County Planning Com- mission chairman Edward whose department is aiding the township in application for federal funds for development of the will have to wait for the school board to make a We can do nothing until Land for the presently owned by the school was to have been rented for a nominal according to an earlier to the trustees in order that they could apply for a federal grant from the Economic and Development Agency for development of the The school board and the trustees were to have each named members of a joint recreation board to administer the Yet a mix-up earlier in the month has put a holding action on the large EDA grant application until the board and the planning commission can figure out the best plan for obtaining The mix-up occurred after planning commission in a special school baord meeting several weeks told the board according to federal school boards were not eligible to for the EDA and that the land would have to be transferred to tne trustees were the grant to come The school board during that to relinquish the Since that according to federal guidelines have the planning commission having been told that school boards were eligible to Work on the application cording to is one of deciding who shall the project or the application for the is a question of the eligibility of Kutevac of how they are written up and now we can justify our According to the EDA political subdivisions such as boards of trustees have a slightly better chance of obtaining the grants do school In other park Kutevac stated that a grant for park development has already been received from the U.S. Department of Housing and and that another grant is expected soon from the Bureau of Outdoor With this according tc including channeling of storin water and stabilization of along the Mosquito Creek area can Kutevac expected to witn Dr Powers sometime week to discuss sponsorship the EDA grant Page being served around two in the and a type meal being served at five in the which is owned by the government in is another One facet of television that might be appreciated by Page all in the Howland Education Polling locations set for Nov. 2 election of the Trumbull County Board of Elections wish to remind voters to try and make it to the polls Nov. 2 before peak hours in order to avoid waiting in long Peak hours are any time after The be open Nov. 2 between in and Officials also suggested that voters locate their precincts before election The Board of Elections may be called for assistance in locating precincts but calls should be made prior to election Polling locations for the various Howland precincts are as listed Rowland 2577 Schenley Rowland 2922 Fairview Howland Community 1SS Cortland Howland Mines Elementary 850 Howland School 863 North Road Howland Fire 3403 Ridge Rd. Howland 163 Rd. Howland H M i n Elementary 850 Howland Community 193 Rd. Howland Sacrament Church 2988 Reeves Howland 3403 Ridge Rd. Howland George's 4251 Rowland Hospital 8747 Squires Lane Howland Sacrament Church 2S88 Reeves Rd. Howland Lutheran 851 Cortland Howland Howland Glen 800 Bridle Lane Howland Blessed Sacrament Church HalL 2988 Reeves Rd. Howland Road School Room 853 North Rd. Howland Elementary 850 Holland Community 188 Cortland Rd. More than meets the eve in eye school bus here and a school bos They're a little irritating to get stuck behind in traffic when you're trying to get somewhere in a but what the At least you don't come upon many of them all at the auto traveller may only see one or two on the road at a but that should not be Twice a day in Howland once in the morning and once in the fully 40 school buses rev up their engines and start out on their routes which transport school children to and from Statistics regarding the Howland school district's busing program were recently from school Page By JENNIFER HORCH anyone who has been out and around in Howland it is ob- vious where the action has the and board members have had busy schedules in rounds of PTO's of School students and concerned citizens have put forth a tremendous effort including speaking letter poster and other campaign activities in behalf of the 7.9 mill school operating levy which win appear on the Nov. 2 In the the quiet of education has Students have attended classes and struggled through their homework while dedicated teachers have been on their feet most of the hopefully with new methods of imparting their knowledge to their pupils And the extracurricular activities which make school so much more the football planning for dances and a score of club also been in full This Oct 25 through Oct. has been designated by school administrators as Howland Education Basically it has included the opportunity for parents to visit classrooms throughout the Howland local school district and to see the educational process at is said Superintendent Dr. Thomas that parents see school when it is actually in when teachers are teaching and when students are Howiand Education Week was meant to provide that It was also put forth in honor of the educational system in Howland and of those whose efforts make the Howland school district a superior students and classified em- In recognition of Howiand Education the wagon visited the schools last week and saw numerous activities ongoing with the end purposes of and ment m Election roundup inside A complete two-page election roundup on Trumbull County appears in on Pages and 8-7. Readers are urged to cheek these two pages to enlighten themselves on the We then urge each eligible voter to go to the polls on November 2 and cast their votes for the candidates of their choices DRAMA CLUB at the high though not one of the three Rs of provides expanded horizons with knowledge of the theatre and all arts associated with It. in- Here Schabert plies a little dab to Mike More tures on Howland Education are on pages 26 and 28.