Books (New textbooks, curriculum, technology and S.T.E.M. instruction)

In addition to buildings and buses, updated curriculum that includes textbooks and technology help give Ravenna students a much-needed boost. Adopting the best forward-thinking S.T.E.M. curriculum challenges our students to a new level of more opportunities.

Pass this levy and we can be proud to:

  • Give our kids a competitive edge with technology for state-mandated online testing.
  • Empower every student (grades K-12) with access to a Chromebook computer.
  • Update our math, science and social studies curricula – including textbooks and technology for modern learning.
  • All of these help students build a powerful foundation.


For the safety and comfort of the students, we need to replace the leaky roofs at Carlin and West Park Elementary schools and to replace pipes, repair boilers and update the security in our other buildings.


Our top concerns for transporting students throughout the township and city is safety and reliability. We will purchase two new school buses, repair the existing fleet, and continue our plan to proactively maintain in good condition our fleet. Safe buses that operate well is our top priority.

Vote Yes on Issue 5 on May 2, 2017!

We Support Ravenna Schools

Frank Seman: Mayor of Ravenna

Frank Hairston: Director of Marketing, Civil Rights and Customer service for PARTA

Ric Hughes: Teacher & Founder of All City Musical

Rick Coe: He Started Here

Sharon Spencer: Ward 1 Representative

Matt Harper: Ward 3 Representative

Scott Rainone: Ward 4 Representative

Fred Berry: At Large Representative

Amy Michael: At Large Representative

Bruce Ribelin: At Large Representative

Pat Artz: Ravenna Township Trustee

Gail Pittman: Ravenna Township Fiscal Officer

Vince Coia: Ravenna Township Trustee

Hank Gibson: Ravenna Township Trustee

David Dix

Dennis Honkala: Ravenna Schools Superintendent

Chris Retherford: Ravenna Schools Executive Secretary

Ben Ribelin: Ravenna Schools Director of Teaching & Learning K-5

Stephen York: Ravenna Schools Technology Director

Susan Huth: Ravenna Schools Director of Teaching & Learning 6-12

Sharon Leichlitler: Ravenna Schools Executive Secretary

Phillip Butto, IV: Ravenna Schools Treasurer

Jeff Fowler: President Coleman Foundation Board of Trustees

Michael Kulis: Vice President Coleman Foundation Board of Trustees

Nelson Burns: Secretary/Treasurer Coleman Foundation Board of Trustees

Bradford Ehrhart: Portage Development Board President

Diana Fierle: Portage Development Board Economic Development Specialist

Joanne Townend: Neighborhood Development Services Chairperson

William Elder: Neighborhood Development Services Vice Chair

Heidi Kovach: NDS Board of Directors Secretary

Rod Mishler: Neighborhood Development Services Treasurer

Jeff Mills: Neighborhood Development Services Member

Renee Booher: Neighborhood Development Services Member

Richard Miller: DDS Member

Shirley Capparell: Neighborhood Development Services Member

Pamela Nation Calhoun: Neighborhood Development Services Member

Jack Kohl: Jack Kohl Realty

Amy Adams: She Started Here

Kathleen Smith: She Started Here

Neil Mann: He Started Here

Don Nottingham: He Started Here

Dontez James: He Started Here

Ryan Kuchenbecker: Ravenna Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Sabrina Christian-Bennett, Bennett Land Title President

Amy Weidman: Print & Sign Express Vice President

Ramona Wise: Huntington Bank Secretary

Debbie Petrone: Schlabig & Associates Treasurer

Mark Frisone: Family & Community Services Board Member

Mike Stader: Allen Aircraft Products Board Member

Michelle King: Trexler Rubber Co. Board Member

Sandra Ladson: Giant Eagle Board Member

Debbie Mann: Allen Aircraft Board Member

Michael Hinton: Maplewood Career Center Board Member

Erica Sadaj: Neighborhood Developmental Services

Joe Bica: President Ravenna City Council