At last week's Boardman Board of Education meeting, chairs of the school district's levy committee gave board members an update on their progress. Chairwoman Vickie Davis presented the information.
She said the fliers have been completed and are being distributed at various sporting and school events. She added that a door-to-door campaign will be starting as well as community meetings.
"We met with the ministerial representatives and are planning grassroots town hall meetings at churches in Boardman," Davis reported.
She also mentioned an upcoming event that is her personal favorite.
"After the Oct. 19 football game we will have a flash mob," she told board members. "We've practiced already in the school gym and even had the volleyball team stop practice and join us."
She said the committee would also like to do a 10-minute presentation at halftime of the Spartan Bowl if she can get in touch with the people in charge.
She also mentioned that yard signs will be going up on Oct. 6. Residents can request a yard sign by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee is working hard to get information to voters on the 3.9-mill, 3-year levy for Boardman Schools that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.
In other business:
The board accepted the following resignations: Sandra DePanicis, cleaning staff; Karen Partlow, cafeteria server; Catherine Yurcho, West Boulevard teacher aide; Kathryn Carnie, high school Bugle business advisor; Andrew Wade, Glenwood Middle School girls eighth-grade basketball coach.
The board approved the following appointments: Karen Kannal, one year contract as supervisor for both the Community Education and After School Programs. The cost will be paid from the revenue collected from the Community Education and After School Programs. Also approved was: Leah Brown, Robinwood Lane mentor for Patty McCabe; Becky Endsley, Stadium Drive math, science and social studies curriculum coordinator; Susan Friedrich, West Boulevard social studies curriculum coordinator; Julie Kamenitsa, Market Street mentor for Andrea Lordi; and volunteer assistant football coach Jeffrey McLhinney.
The following donations were accepted by the board:
Stadium Drive Elementary School, $44 from American Income Life Insurance Company to be deposited in the Pupil Support Fund and used at the discretion of the principal.
Stadium Drive Elementary School, $5,400 from Dr. James Chengelis to be used for bucket fillers for the character education/anti-bullying program. Also for an oak tree and flags for the Sept. 11 ceremony.
Stadium Drive Elementary School, $300 to be used in the science lab from Dr. James Chengelis.
Robinwood Lane Elementary School, 50 bookbags filled with school supplies from Evangel Baptist Church for students who did not have a book bag.
Robinwood Lane Elementary School, $126.91 from the Target Take Charge of Education Program to be used to purchase supplies and equipment.
Market Street Elementary School, $100 from American Income Life Insurance Company to be deposited in the Pupil Support Fund and used at the discretion of the principal.
Market Street Elementary School, $200.64 from the Target Take Charge of Education Program to be deposited in the Pupil Support Fund and used at the discretion of the principal.
Boardman High School, two goal posts from Jeff Yocum of Austintown Fence Company to be used on the high school practice fields. All labor and materials were donated at a total cost of $1,450.
Boardman High School, $1,718.98 from the Target Take Charge of Education Program to be deposited in the Pupil Support Fund and used at the discretion of the principal.
Glenwood Middle School, $184.81 from the Target Take Charge of Education Program to be deposited in the Pupil Support Fund and used at the discretion of the principal.
The board gave recognition to the following students for their achievements:
Boardman Glenwood Middle School students who were awarded ribbons for their artwork at the 2012 Canfield Fair. From the sixth grade: Kaylin Burkey-3rd place and Mary Garrett-1st place; from the seventh grade: John Anzevino-1st, Mia Bruno-1st, Sarah Henderson-1st, Eric Milliron-1st, Krista Ring-2nd, and eighth grade: Gina Armeni-3rd, Elizabeth Butto-1st, Alaina Hufnagel-1st, Madison Rast-3rd, Sophia Schuler-1st, and Matthew Wallace-honorable mention.
Stadium Drive staff were recognized for donating over 50 books to Akron Children's Hospital as part of the kickoff of the Stadium Drive bucket filler program.
The Boardman High School speech team was recognized for placing in the top 10 percent of the National Forensic League Chapters for the NFL 100 Club. The team is under the direction of Eric Simone.
The following field trips have been approved by the superintendent: the high school speech team to travel to Sylvania, from Jan. 10-13, 2013 to participate in the Sylvania Northview Speech Tournament, to travel to Philadelphia, from May 24-27, 2013 to participate in the NCFL National Tournament to travel to Birmingham, Ala., from June 8-16, 2013 to participate in the NFL National Tournament; the Boardman Singers and Chorale will travel to New York City, from April 24-28, 2013 for national choir competition; and the Glenwood Middle School eighth-grade class will travel to Washington, D.C., from May 17-19, 2012.