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4/20/2017 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Revere BOE continuing work on policy revisions

RICHFIELD — During its April 11 work session, the Revere Local Schools Board of Education (BOE) continued to work with legal counsel on revising its board policies.

Superintendent Matthew Montgomery said the board has been working on revisions with Dan Lautar, of Pepple and Waggoner, and hopes to complete the process this summer. Once the revisions are complete, the policies will go before the board for approval, most likely in August, he added.

Previously, the district contracted with NEOLA for board policy services, Montgomery said.

Also during the work session, the BOE discussed plans to accept applications for a new school resource officer (SRO). Current SRO Eric Shaffer, a Bath police officer, plans to return to the force, Montgomery said.

“He’s done a great job,” Montgomery said, noting that Shaffer was the district’s first SRO and was appointed in 2013. “I continue to be grateful for the partnership of all of the government entities that make [the SRO] a possibility for our students. It is truly a benefit and increases the overall safety of the district.”

He added the district plans to make the new appointment in May so the new officer can train with Shaffer before the end of the school year.


UA plans event to honor students who have died

DOWNTOWN AKRON — As part of The University of Akron’s (UA) Remembrance Day April 26, students have organized the Husein-Unternaher Service Event to take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The event will include a dedication to members of the UA community who have died over the past year and a service project.

This year’s event will commemorate College of Business Administration (CBA) student Duncan Unternaher, who died late last year. The event also will recognize Zak Husein, a CBA student for whom the 2016 event was named, along with other UA students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Following the dedication, more than 50,000 meals will be packaged through the nonprofit Rise Against Hunger (previously known as StopHungerNow).

Volunteers and donations are welcome. Organizers said the goal is to gather 400 volunteers and raise $14,500.

Tax-deductible contributions can be made in memory of Unternaher, Husein or another person by listing a name in the dropdown at commerce.cashnet.com/orgwander.

Alternatively, checks can be made payable to The University of Akron indicating they are for the Husein-Unternaher event and the name of the person to be remembered and mailed to Husein-Unternaher c/o The Source, 303 E. Carroll St., Akron, OH 44325-4601.

The event represents the efforts of several student organizations on campus, including Pi Sigma Epsilon, American Marketing Association, Campus Focus, Phi Delta Theta, Muslim Student Association and WZIP, the campus radio station.

For more information, visit uaremembranceday.weebly.com or contact Kristin Genetin at kmg150@zips.uakron.edu.


UA hosting symposium for diversity in financial planning industry

DOWNTOWN AKRON — To address the lack of diversity in the financial planning industry, The University of Akron (UA) will host the Financial Planning Women & Diversity Symposium — 2017 April 27 at the Quaker Station Ballroom, located at 130 E. Mill St.

“There’s a critical need to increase diversity in the financial planning profession,” said Barry Mulholland, director of the financial planning program in UA’s College of Business Administration. “Only 30 percent of financial advisers are women, while more than 80 percent of advisers are white. Obviously, these percentages are not representative of the overall population.”

Mulholland added African Americans, Hispanics and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community are greatly underrepresented in the adviser ranks.

UA officials said the symposium will identify best practices for recruiting a diverse population of college-bound students and career-changers into the financial planning profession. The event is targeted to people currently in the financial advising industry, as well as “career influencers,” those who formally and informally advise and encourage students and career-changers on career choices, said UA officials.

According to UA officials, the symposium will have two tracks. Registration for the session for career influencers will be at 7:30 a.m. and the program will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration for advisers also will be at 7:30 a.m., with the program to run from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

For details and to register, visit uakron.edu/fp-influence.


Kathleen Folkerth, Ariel Hakim and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.

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