On the record

Howland

WHAT: Township trustee meeting March 22

PRESENT: Jim Lapolla and Matt Vansuch

ABSENT: Rick Clark

Trustees:

l Purchased a 2017 Ford Expedition from Klaben Ford Lincoln of Warren at $40,954;

l Approved creating two part-time lead teller positions at the post office at $11 per hour with no benefits effective April 1. Lori Fiorino and Patricia Davis were appointed to the positions;

l Approved a contract with Alexander Pest Control for five mosquito sprayings at $14,500 with dates set May 22 and 23, June 19 and 20, July 17 and 18, Aug.14 and 15, and Sept. 11 and 12;

l Announced ”Shred It” Day will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at the parking lot by the gazebo for the public to bring paper items for shredding;

l Announced free garage sale days in the township June 8 to 10.

— Bob Coupland

WHAT: Board of Education meeting March 27 and special meeting Feb. 17

PRESENT: Ken Jones, Susan Brucoli, Scott Lehman and Barbara Wright

ABSENT: Matt Darrin

The board:

l Approved a five-year contract extension for Superintendent Kevin Spicher through July 2022 with an increase in his salary from $100,000 to $112,500 in the 2017-18 school year;

l Approved three-year contract extensions effective Aug. 1, 2017, to July 2020 for Activities Director Andrea Ferenac, Transportation / Operations Director Jeff McVicker, Supervisor of Curriculum / Instruction and Federal Programs Erin Pierce, assistant high school principal Michael Pollifrone, Facilities / Maintenance Supervisor Keith Spicher, H.C. Mines principal Jennifer Stephenson and Howland High School principal Sandy Williams. Jones said there was no change in their salaries;

l Extended the work days of the H.C. Mines principal from 208 to 212 days per year because of increased students at the school with the recent consolidation of grade levels and buildings;

l Approved the 2017-18 school calendar, with first day for students Sept. 5, 2017, and last day May 31, 2018. Graduation is May 30, 2018, at Packard Music Hall;

∫ Hired Michelle Vlosich as fiscal specialist in the treasurer’s office to fill a recent retirement;

∫ Will hold a ”Yes Fest” May 8 at Howland High School with activities and local organizations that do good in the community. Jones said the event is similar to ”Say No to Drugs” with a focus on doing positive activities and helping in the community;

l Approved post-prom activities, which include a trip to an indoor recreational center in Medina with students traveling by bus;

l Named Susan Harris as varsity boys bowling coach;

l Established a hiking club with volunteer adviser Heather Bayus. The club will take part in hiking at different locations.

— Bob Coupland

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