Board member Satiani’s attempt to change the language of the City’s Diversion Program

The City of UA has a Diversion Program for juveniles.  If they have a traffic ticket or have a minor criminal offense, the City has a Diversion Program.  Students can attend classes and perform Community service in order to not have the ticket or offense on their records.  The students must meet with the Probation officer periodically.

UA Schools has allowed the Probation officer a room at lunch time on Fridays so the students can meet with him.  It frees up their time.  The schools have allowed this for 13 years.  Board member Satiani wrote to the City Attorney, Darren Shulman, to have the language of the Memorandum changed.

When is it appropriate for a School Board member to dictate the title of a City employee or the language of a City Program?  In addition, Satiani admits that another UA resident is guiding her through her push to change the City’s program.

Please read the attached string of emails to learn more: Board Member Satiani & City Attorney Shulman Emails

Here is the Memorandum of Understanding for Creating a Collaborative Partnership


Three City Council Members weigh in on June School Board meeting

Three City Council Members, Michaela Burriss, Ukeme Jeter, and Kathy Adams made strong accusations about School Board members after the June 13th Board meeting.

You can read their emails and the response of the Board here:

School Board emails by Burriss, Jeter & Adams

Here is the link to the June Board Meeting: 

There is a brief discussion of the Bathroom history at mark 1:10:51 and then the Board discussion begins at 1:51:33.

To learn about what is expected at Board meetings, please see the expected School Board Norms and Protocols at this link:  Norms and Protocols


Kids are back at school August 16th

Welcome back to school!  Please remember to drive carefully as UA kids head back to school Wednesday August 16th.


Bathroom Resolution gives all students a choice

The Board had a lengthy discussion about the Restroom Resolution during the June 9, 2023 Board Meeting.  Kathy Jenney gives a brief description/history at the 1:10:51 minute.

The Board discussion of the Bathroom Resolution begins at 1:51:33.  It is worth listening to the views of all the Board members. It was an unusual discussion as one Board member did not follow Board protocol or norms.  Board member Drees did a good job explaining Board protocol at 2:00:11, but her microphone is not working properly.  We are trying to get a written statement.

In the end, the new Resolution passed 4-1. Board Resolution

It is a win for students. All students in the elementary schools have a choice of which bathrooms to use.  The District will not make all of Windermere bathrooms Gender Neutral. The District will not be spending money or time going to court to change Ohio Building Code.  This vote allows the new Superintendent to focus on Academics.