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Green BOE OKs routine business at November meeting

11/22/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Joyce Rainey Long

The Green Local Schools Board of Education handled routine business matters at the Nov. 14 meeting.

The board approved the advancement of funds for local taxes for the year. Treasurer Eydie Snowberger said the advance is for cash flow purposes.

Also during the meeting, the board agreed it will not transport students to 13 area parochial or private schools, including Canton Country Day School, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, Faith Islamic Academy, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Old Trail School, Our Lady of the Elms Elementary School, Redeemer Lutheran Christian School, St. Paul School, Sts. Philip and James School, St. Matthew School, St. Sebastian Parish School, Walsh Jesuit High School and National Inventors Hall of Fame School.

According to Wendall Jackson, director of operations, students who live in the district and are transported to other schools must meet specific criteria to qualify for busing. Those students are to be paid a rate determined by the Ohio Department of Education.

Parents of students attending other schools can contact the district to see if busing is available for their child, Jackson said, and district officials determine if the student meets the specific busing criteria. This is a routine matter, which is handled several times a year, Jackson said.

In another matter, Superintendent Mike Nutter and Snowberger attended the Ohio School Boards Association Conference in Columbus, held Nov. 11-14. Board President Bob Campbell, board Vice President Steven Foster and board members Connie Leonard and Mark Herdlick also attended the conference. The conference provides training and resources to school superintendents, treasurers and board members, said Foster.

“After the conference, I have even more of an appreciation for the hard work and responsibilities Eydie [Snowberger] and Mike [Nutter] have,” Foster said.

Foster and all of the board members thanked local veterans for their service, and Campbell, who is also a veteran, thanked families of veterans.

In other business, the board:

• approved six supplemental contracts;

• approved four classified personnel for employment; and

• recognized the following students of the month:

√ Ava Evans at Greenwood Early Learning Center;

√ Owen Hoaglin at Green Primary School;

√ Spencer Hirnikl at Green Intermediate School;

√ Matt Davis at Green Middle School; and

√ Jean Pannikottu and Adam Haines at Green High School.

The board then adjourned for an executive session to discuss personnel issues.

The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd.

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