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On the record – Hubbard

WHAT: Board of education meetings April 25 and May 17

PRESENT: Amanda O’Neil, Donald Newell, Anna Martin, Josh Barr and William Cummings

The board:

• Accepted the retirement / resignations of Diane Glodek, fifth- and sixth-grade science teacher and cook Eileen Pringle, both effective June 1;

• Approved the senior class field trip to Cedar Point on May 20 with transportation provided by Anderson Tour Bus Company and the eighth-grade class field trip to Kennywood on May 26 with transportation provided by the school district;

• Approved adjustments to the 2022-23 school calendar with Dec. 21 as a school work day for teachers and no school for students. Students also will not have school April 6, 2023;

• Approved Juneteenth, June 19 as a paid holiday for employees. The district will be closed;

• Hired Kaley Wilson as an intervention specialist, Annie DeLuco as a first-grade teacher, Taryn Rothbauer, high school English language arts; and Hayley Rabich, part-time art teacher, for the 2022-23 school year;

• Approved a $3,000 diving block sponsorship from the Hubbard Athletic Department to the Hubbard Kraken swimming program;

• Approved a service contract with Clutch Solutions to purchase Chromebooks through use of American Rescue Plan funds following the solicitation of sealed bids from suppliers and selection of the lowest responsible bidder;

• Approved the summer Success By Six program with teachers Mary Ann Smiley and Patti Fagundes and teacher assistants Heidi DePasquale and Becky Reuff. The program prepares students for kindergarten academically, socially and emotionally;

• Approved accepting bids received by the Ohio Schools Council on behalf of the district for the cooperative purchase of up to four school bus chassis and bodies;

• Agreed not to provide career and technical education in grades seven and eight that students can receive in high school.

— Bob Coupland

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