The Boardman Board of Education approved a list of acceptable devices for students to bring to school under the Bring Your Own Device program. While most handheld devices were on the list, there was one yet to be added.
Board member Kimberly Poma read the list and noticed that smart phones were not on it.
"Are they not acceptable devices?" she asked.
Superintendent Frank Lazzeri said they were acceptable devices and should be added. He recommended the board approve the policy as stated and said he would add smart phones to the list to be approved at the December Board meeting.
Under donations, a $1,000 WalMart grant from Keith Roberson of Music Express LLC was accepted.
"The grant will be used to purchase character education CDs and DVDs," said Richard Santilli, district treasurer.
Also accepted was a $900 donation from Philip Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick Company Ltd., for the Market Street School pupil support fund to be used to send eight students to Camp Fitch in September; three framed NASCAR photos valued at $195 and donated by Robert Senn Studio for the West Boulevard School tailgate raffle; and $249.63 from Target's Take Charge of Education program to be deposited in the West Boulevard pupil support fund.
In other business:
The board accepted resignations, leaves of absences, transfers and appointments. Lazzeri said, "Although there were last minute resignations and hires, our basketball coaching staff is filled out. Things seem to be going well."
The board approve the AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company as part of the 457 Plan list for the district.
The board recognized the accomplishments of West Boulevard third-grade students that took part in the Mahoning County Juvenile Court Poster Contest recently. Recognized were Lainey Beichner (honorable mention); Jordan Bell (third place); Ryne Loftus (honorable mention); and Alexandria Vouvalis (honorable mention).