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Copley-Fairlawn district to issue tax anticipation notes

4/25/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Pam Lifke

The Copley-Fairlawn City Schools Board of Education has approved issuing up to $3 million in tax anticipation notes against its permanent improvement levy.

Proceeds will be used for roof repair and replacement, new school buses and textbooks, said Treasurer John Wheadon at the April 16 meeting.

The permanent improvement levy is expected to yield more than $15 million during the next 10 years, according to information presented at the board meeting. The tax anticipation notes will allow the district to pay for needed improvements and replacement buses and textbooks before the taxes are collected, Wheadon said. The notes will be repaid as the tax collections are received.

In other news, Arrowhead Primary School Principal Andrew La Badie submitted his resignation. La Badie, who is moving to Washington state, leaves “big shoes to fill,” said Superintendent Brian Poe.

Board President Kenneth Calderone said the board accepted La Badie’s resignation with regret.

“The kids love you and the parents do, too. You will be sorely missed,” Calderone said.

In addition, the board approved accepting the resignations of Copley-Fairlawn Middle School fifth-grade teacher Nicole Gibb and Copley High School vocational business Teacher Diana Kelley. Both resignations are effective at the end of the school year.

The board awarded continuing contracts for full-time certified personnel, including Kelly Beten, Brian Falhamer, Angela Kavak, Juliann Lafferty, Jodi Mirman, Jenean Morganti and Jacob Sexton. Part-time certified employees awarded continuing contracts included Melinda Black, Belinda Check, Karen deNeuf-Smith, Clark Pope, Shannon Rote, Ping Fen Sung, Paula Thompson and Domenica Wiborg.

Students of the Month for March were honored at the meeting. They included:

√ Arrowhead Primary School: fourth-grader Nathaniel Ezzie, the son of Bryan and Judy Ezzie;

√ Fort Island Primary School: fourth-grader Madison Eroshevich, the daughter of Richard and Tawnia Eroshevich;

√ Herberich Primary School: fourth-grader Emma Leohr, the daughter of Jody and Steve Leohr;

√ Copley-Fairlawn Middle School: sixth-grader Dominic Restivo, the son of Todd and Sarah Restivo; and

√ Copley High School: senior Amy Smith, the daughter of Deborah Smith.

The Athlete of the Month for March was senior swimmer Cooper Comstock, the son of Laura and Rich Comstock.

In other business, the board:

  • declared the week of May 6 as Copley-Fairlawn City School District Staff Appreciation Week;
  • approved an overnight field trip to Pennsylvania State University for Copley High School students participating in the American Regions Mathematics League competition May 31 through June 2;
  • approved payment in lieu of transportation;
  • approved the resignation of high school secretary Laura Campbell, effective Sept. 27;
  • hired Emma Round as lifeguard, effective April 17; and
  • approved Christopher Sapronetti as high school assistant track coach.

The next meeting will be May 21 at 7 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room at Copley High School, 3797 Ridgewood Road.

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