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1/17/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Calderone elected president of Copley-Fairlawn City Schools BOE

COPLEY — Kenneth Calderone will lead the Copley-Fairlawn City Schools Board of Education (BOE) for 2013.

Calderone was elected president of the board at the Jan. 10 organizational meeting, according to Treasurer John Wheadon. Board member Sue Emich was elected vice president.

In other organizational matters, the board appointed members Julie Schafer and Emich as district representatives to the Ohio School Boards Association annual meeting and appointed liaisons, including Emich, buildings and grounds; Richard Levin, academics/student achievement; Schafer, legislative; Calderone, technology; and out-going president Jessica Vargo, community relations.

The board will continue to meet at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, with the exception of the June meeting, which will be June 25, according to information provided by Wheadon.

The board also approved authorizing the treasurer to advertise for bids for: roof replacement and renovations at the elementary schools and middle school, door and window replacement at the elementary schools and middle school, and cafeteria tables for the middle school. The projects will be paid for with permanent improvement funds, Wheadon said.

In other business, the board:

• accepted a donation of $555 from PPG Industries Foundation for public educational support at Herberich Primary School in 2012;

• granted unpaid parental leave to Karen Cole Jan. 22 through June 6; and

• hired substitute certified and classified personnel.

The next regular Copley-Fairlawn Board of Education meeting will take place Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room at Copley High School, 3797 Ridgewood Road.


Norton BOE selects officers

NORTON — The Norton City Schools’ Board of Education (BOE) will be led by President Cindy Webel and Vice President Jennifer Bennett in 2013.

The two were selected at the board’s organizational meeting Jan. 14, according to Superintendent David Dunn.

Members also appointed Pat Santelli as delegate for the Ohio School Boards Association’s (OSBA) conference and Webel as the alternate. Bennett will be the OSBA legislative liaison and Santelli is the OSBA student achievement liaison.

Dunn said the committee assignments will be made in the coming weeks by Webel.

The BOE also kept its monthly meeting schedule, with regular meetings set for the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (or fourth Monday in the case of federal holidays or school closings) and Committee-of-the-Whole meetings the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m.

The Norton BOE will next meet for a regular meeting Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Norton Middle School, 3390 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road.


Revere BOE elects officers

BATH — During its organizational meeting Jan. 8, the Revere Local Schools Board of Education (BOE) voted to keep Claudia Hower president and George Seifert vice president.

This will be the second year Hower and Seifert are leading the board.

Also during the meeting, the board designated Diana Sabitsch as the Ohio School Boards Association’s (OSBA) legislative liaison and Seifert as the OSBA student achievement liaison.

The board’s committee members also were named, with no changes from last year. Dana Appel and Thomas Kelley are on the Finance and Audit Committee and Seifert and Sabitsch serve on Facilities and Grounds. Hower will be the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center representative, with Kelley also serving in that capacity.

The board also kept its regular meeting schedule of the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Revere High School Library, 3420 Everett Road. The exception is the August meeting, which will take place on the fourth Tuesday.

Also during a special meeting that took place following the meeting, the board approved renewing the position bond in the amount of $75,000 per covered employee for a three-year period with the OSBA’s sponsored bond program. Coordinator of Business Services Kevin Matowitz will be covered under the bond at a cost of $491.

The board met for its first regular meeting of the year Jan. 15. A meeting report will be in next week’s West Side Leader.


Kathleen Folkerth and Pam Lifke contributed to these reports.

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