On the record – Brookfield, Mathews


WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Kelly Carrier, Ronda Bonekovic, Ron Brennan, George Economides and Tim Filipovich

The Board:

• Heard from Treasurer Craig Yaniglos the school district is set to officially be released from fiscal emergency at 3:30 p.m. April 13. State auditor’s officials will come to the district for the ceremony. The fiscal oversight commission also will be disbanned. The district has been in fiscal emegency for five years, one of the longest in the state, officials have said;

• Supported the effort to have the Ravenna Arsenal be a national missile defense project location;

• Approved a three-year contract with the Auditor of State Local Governmemt Services for performing GAAP conversion at annual cost of $4,000;

• Approved the senior class trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky May 18 with 37 students and three chaperones taking part and leaving by charter buses. Total cost of the trip is $100 per student with some fundraising money used to help defray the costs;

• Approved the following commmittee liaisons: Bonekovic and Brennan to athletic council; Brennan and Economides to building, grounds and transportation; Carrier and Filipovich to personnel, finance and negotiations; Filipovich and Economidss to academic committee; and Bonekovic as representative to the Trumbull Career and Technical Center board.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Tarin Brown, Michele Garman, Rex Rager, Tom Gifford and Jim Pegg

The Board:

• Heard from parents concerned about students having problems learning in some math classes at the high school and junior high. School officials will check into the concerns;

• Approved a College Credit-Plus dual enrollment agreement with Youngstown State University for one year effective July 1 for high school students to receive college credit in classes taken in high school;

• Approved S&K Painting Inc. to paint the high school gymnasium at $8,890;

• Approved an outdoor education agreement with Camp Fitch YMCA for a sixth-grade overnight field trip April 16 to 18;

• Approved senior class trip to Clarion, Pa. on May 15;

• Approved an annual renewal agreement with School Messenger West Interactive Services for one year effective July 1 at $1,483 for automated phone and text messaging notification services;

• Approved one-year agreement with SDI Inovations Company for purchase of school planners/ datebooks for high school students for the 2018-19 school year at $994;

• Approved the transfer of Debra Cupp to the vacant Baker Elementary library secretary position effective Monday at $12.39 per hour for 193 days per year;

• Named Jim Buckner as head varisty track coach at $3,242.

— Bob Coupland