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Track champion and tax levy appear at Canfield School Board meeting

July 30, 2009
By Laura Courtwright
Canfield High School track and field champion Dustin Brode and his parents attended the July Canfield Board of Education meeting to accept a resolution from the board members. As First Team All AAC and state champion in shot put and fifth place in discus, Brode was commended for his accomplishments.

“He is a fine student and very dedicated,” said Superintendent Dante Zambrini about Brode. “Maybe there will be a championship for him next year in the other one (referring to discus).”

Another resolution was adopted for the allowance of the board to submit to electors the replacement of the 1-mill permanent improvement tax levy. The levy, which now stands at 1 mill is still short 1 mill to maintain the facilities, Zambrini said. He explained that a campaign will be launched to educate the public why it is important and needed.

Permanent improvement money has been used in the past for buses, roof repairs and new lights which were a safety issue and an energy savings, according to district business manager Rich Archer.

The campaign will have a listing of what the previous money has been used for and intentions for use of the new money, but “safety is an important factor,” said Zambrini. He did say that these funds cannot be used for salary, personnel, and healthcare but only for repairs and expenditures to fix and maintain the facilities.

In other business:

• Food service contracts for the coming year were awarded to Dean Dairy for milk, Belleria and Papa Johns for pizza, Nichols Bakery for bread and Austintown Dairy for ice cream.

• Personnel issues included the hiring of Kathryn Bernard, CHS art teacher, and Ashley Barron, grade seven language arts teacher. Also a few transfers from .5 to 1.0 included CHS social studies teacher Greg Kerr, CHS Italian and careers teacher JoAnna Bosnjak and kindergarten teacher Susan Smallwood. A middle school tutor, Sharon Queen also will be moving to the high school as an intervention specialist. Other transfers include Laurie Howley from third grade Hilltop to second grade CH Campbell; Jenny Beil from second grade CH Campbell to third grade Hilltop and Mary Schwartz from eighth grade to fifth grade teacher.

• Board President Adrianne Sturm was appointed delegate and board member Anthony Peluso as an alternate for the Ohio School Boards Association annual business meeting to be held Nov. 9 in Columbus. The meeting is the annual capital conference with more than 10,000 in attendance to discuss anything to do with the operations of a school.

• The student/parent handbooks were approved. Zambrini informed those in attendance that each school has a copy and any additional federal regulations that come down and any changes will be posted on the school’s Web site.

• Field trips were approved for the CHS varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders to attend the Ohio State University's Cheerleading Camp in Columbus and the CHS choirs to travel to Walt Disney World in Orland, Fla., next June to particpate in a choral workshop as well as a performance.

• Donations for the month include: Gregg Bogen and Jill Berquist-Bogen for the middle school guidance department, Nils/Janet Johnson Foundation for a CHS Scholarship, Kelly Farragher-Paras for the Kate Farragher Memorial Trust Fund, MultiMedia Farms and Canfield PTO for the Hilltop Principal’s Fund, Canfield PTO for Canfield Village Middle School summer school, seventh-grade field trip and fifth-grade Camp Fitch trip, and the following all to the David Ogilvie Memorial Scholarship Fund: Genevieve and Walton Shively, Thomas and Debra Frost, Richard and Barbara Abel, Charles and Solveig, and David and Sharon Thompson with Inger Glinn, Donald and Shirley Peterson, Mary Lou, Chip and Kim, Matt and Jen Rahde and Kelley Solomon, Bill, Karen Lyn and Jordan Fisher, assisted living residents of Shepherd of the Valley, Nancy Salata, Jaclyn Ogilvie, Daniel and Denise Gorski, Norman and JoAnn Johnson and Mark and Elizabeth Thomas.

Article Photos

CHS shot put champion for Dustin Brode gets accolades from the Canfield School board members, from left, Superintendent Dante Zambrini, President Adrianne Sturm, Brian Kesner, Brode, Vice President Barry Tancer, Tony Peluso and Renee Gessner.



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