On the record: LaBrae

WHAT: Board of Education organizational / regular meeting Monday

PRESENT: Russell Sewell, Diane Duncan, Tim Gibson, Gary Morton and Karen Ancell

The board:

• Named Sewell president and Gibson vice president;

• Approved the following committees: Morton, athletics; Gibson, representative to Trumbull Career and Technical Center; Sewell and Duncan, finance; Gibson and Sewell, buildings and grounds; Sewell, classified staff; Gibson, certified staff; Duncan, delegate to Ohio School Board; and Ancell, representative to Ohio School Board Association;

• Hired Kay Suzelis as LaBrae Intermediate School principal on a three-year contract effective Aug. 1 at $80,485. She will replace Milajean Harkabus, who is retiring in July;

• Passed a motion opposing the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship (voucher) program with concerns the district’s state funding will be unjustly decreased by the amount of vouchers students will use to attend private / parochial schools;

• Set meetings 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month at school complex band room except Nov. 16.

— Bob Coupland