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8/16/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Revere BOE OKs changes in transportation staff

RICHFIELD — During a special meeting Aug. 13, the Revere Local Schools Board of Education accepted the resignation of transportation supervisor Nila Ellis.

Ellis’ resignation was effective at the end of the school year, according to the resolution.

Also at the meeting, the board moved to hire Dave Tomei as interim transportation supervisor for the coming school year with a salary of $48,000.

The board also approved the employment of Brian Rizzo as a half-time music teacher for Bath Elementary and Revere Middle schools.

In addition, the board agreed to move the date of its regular meeting because of school open house events. The next meeting will take place Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Revere High School Library, 3420 Everett Road.

President appointed at STVM

Thomas Carone
DOWNTOWN AKRON — St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (STVM) officials announced this month that Thomas Carone will serve in the new position of president at the school.

STVM’s Board of Trustees Executive Committee announced earlier this year its decision to transition to the president-principal model for administering the high school. Board Chairman Patrick Hart announced the appointment of Carone, effective July 1.

Carone will serve as president while David Rathz, who will retire after the 2013-14 school year, continues as headmaster in the academic area. Carone and Rathz are working together on the transition into the new model for STVM, school officials said.

Carone, a 1977 STVM graduate, received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Akron. He worked at MACtac in Stow for 18 years and served as vice president of operations at Spunfab in Cuyahoga Falls.

Carone and his wife, Darla, have two daughters: 2002 STVM graduate Nicole and 2006 STVM graduate Heather. They are West Akron residents and longtime members of St. Vincent Parish, school officials said.

FirstEnergy accepting grant applications from educators

AKRON — FirstEnergy Corp. is offering education grants of up to $500 for creative classroom projects planned for the 2012-13 school year.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Classroom Grants will be awarded for creative individual classroom projects in prekindergarten through 12th grade, according to FirstEnergy officials. The grants are available to educators and youth group leaders located in communities served by FirstEnergy’s 10 electric operating companies, or in communities where the company has generating plants or does business.

“Our goal is to encourage creative classroom learning in the STEM subjects; to support teacher professional development in these critical areas; and to expose both students and teachers to the career possibilities in the STEM fields of study,” said Delores Jones, manager of community initiatives. “The students who benefit from these programs could become FirstEnergy’s future engineers, scientists, accountants, information technologists and electricians.”

STEM grant applications must be submitted by Sept. 17. The application and more information about grant criteria are available at www.first energycorp.com/community/education/educational_grants.html.

Grants will be awarded based on the recommendations of the FirstEnergy Education Advisory Council, and winners will be notified by Oct. 8, according to FirstEnergy officials.

According FirstEnergy officials, more than 1,000 STEM grants have been awarded to educators and youth group leaders since 1986.

Kathleen Folkerth and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.

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