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On the record: Lordstown

WHAT: Board of Education Nov. 18 meeting

PRESENT: Cheryl Kistler, Niki Reid, William Catlin, Carla Click and Jackie Woodward

The board:

• Accepted the retirement resignation of kindergarten teacher Karen Nelson, effective at the end of the school year. Nelson will have 35 years with the district;

• Approved the senior class trip to New York City from May 29 to June 1;

• Approved providing training for CDL bus driver certification for newly hired bus drivers at no cost on condition the employee agrees to maintain employment with the district a minimum of two years;

• Discussed having School Point make changes and updates to the school webpage at an annual cost of $6,000;

• Heard from Treasurer Mark Ferrara that due to the closing of schools last March, electric bills are lower, with the district this fall receiving $116,000 in credit for the bills;

• Approved Justin Kuti as a bus driver on a one-year contract at $16.66 per hour. He also will serve as a substitute custodian;

• Accepted a $5,000 donation from the Radtka family for the elementary food pantry;

• Heard from elementary Principal Rich Zigarovich a student-member “Crushing COVID” committee was formed to discuss ideas to make schools better during the coronavirus pandemic;

• Heard from high school Principal James Vivo that the junior class, under guidance of teacher Rochelle Morgan, have started a shop at the high school for students and staff to get tea, hot chocolate, coffee and doughnuts.

— Bob Coupland

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