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On the record: Trumbull County

WHAT: Trumbull Career and Technical Center board meeting Thursday

The board:

• Presented Ohio School Boards Association Business Honor Roll awards to local businesses who have supported and helped TCTC. Presentations were made to Ohio Living Lake Vista, Shepherd of the Valley, REM Electronics and VEC Inc.;

• Heard from TCTC Director Paula Baco that enrollment will be between 950 and 1,100 students for 2022-23 due to a large junior class and freshmen attending the new STEM program;

• Heard from Michele Garman of Mathews Board of Education about medication disposal bags being provided by the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention;

• Hired Stephanie Berarduci as a cosmetology instructor at $55,314 and Bethany Linert as veterinary science instructor at $48,986, both on one-year contracts;

• Approved Max DeSalvo as a student worker for landscape and design program at $9.30 per hour at 25 hours per week starting June 5;

• Re-employed Tiffany Streeter as adult education department director at $80,000 and Matthew Olson as adult education department industrial training coordinator at $50,000;

• Employed Melissa LeMasters as adult education department practical nursing director on a one-year contract at $60,000 and Kimbelry Burns as a licensed practical nursing instructor at $28 per hour; and Angela Wandle as motorcycle instructor / technician at $27 per hour for the 2022-23 year;

• Heard from Treasurer Cody Holesko the center is expected to receive nearly $200,000 in delinquent taxes. A total of $1.5 million was transferred from the general fund to the permanent improvement fund for various projects, including new kitchen remodeling for the culinary arts program starting in June;

• Heard from Streeter, who applied for the short-term certificate grant program through the Ohio Department of Higher Education where adult students can receive up to $2,000 toward certificate training for programs up to 90 hours.

— Bob Coupland

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