On the record: Lakeview

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday

PRESENT: Jennifer Nicholas, Donna Zuga, Larry Sherer, Troy Adair and Don Galbreath

The board:

• Heard from Superintendent Velina Jo Taylor a section of the ceiling in one high school classroom fell in. She said because it was in a room on the first floor of the two-story building, it was not caused by rain. Taylor said she will contact Brewer-Garrett of Cleveland to see if it had different scaled-down plans for improvements at the 50-year-old high school;

• Heard from Galbreath of the 942 students who attend Trumbull Career and Technical Center, 82 are from Lakeview, which is the second most behind Warren G. Harding High School at 98 students. Howland had the next with 71, Niles 68, Hubbard 62 and Newton Falls 61. Enrollment increased at TCTC from 910 last year. Galbreath said last year of the 910 students, 43 percent, or 412 students, were on free or reduced lunch;

• Heard from Zuga who has received calls from parents about how a full-day, five-day-per-week school week for all students could happen. Taylor said the state guidelines would have this based on the status of the coronavirus situation, including a vaccine and decrease in case numbers;

• Removed employee Sandy Ash from the reduction-in-force list and returned her to bus driver;

• Approved a contract with Trumbull County Educational Service Center for services at $740,489;

• Approved participation in the Seamless Summer option for summer food program provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

— Bob Coupland


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