CANFIELD SCHOOLS District to buy Shields Road site

Although the land is being acquired, there are no immediate plans to build a school.
CANFIELD -- The board of education will borrow $355,000 to buy a 241/2-acre site, resurface the all-weather track and tennis courts at the high school and repair the middle school roof.
The largely agricultural site on Shields Road near state Route 46, which is adjacent to the Canfield Baseball Club fields, is being bought from the Fiehler family, which has a residence there.
Although the Fiehler property is a potential site for a new school if needed in the future, there are no immediate plans to build one, said Superintendent Douglas Hiscox.
"The property is available. It is an ideal location to take care of the increased population areas of our school district," he said.
The board awarded a $52,500 resurfacing contract for the track Wednesday to Site Technology Inc. of Cleveland.
Other matters: In other business, the board:
UHired Dena Peison as a high school tutor of learning disabled students at $16.17 an hour for eight hours a day; Kimberly Burke, as a remedial math and reading tutor at C.H. Campbell Elementary School at $13.67 per hour for seven hours a day; and Valerie Davis as a study club adviser at $20 per hour for three hours a week.
UApproved Sarah Jirausch, Carl Christian Stoltz and Mascha Fuhrmann, all of Germany, as foreign exchange students who will attend Canfield High School in the coming school year.
UHeard Pat Machel, sixth-grade teacher at Village Middle School, discuss her experiences as one of 200 American teachers on a recent Fulbright Scholar trip to Japan, where the curriculum is nationally standardized and pupils attend school 240 days a year, compared with about 185 days here.
UAccepted a $1,500 donation from the Italian Scholarship League of Youngstown for supplies and materials for Italian language instruction and the Italian Club at the high school.
UHeard Hiscox announce that the first day of school for faculty and staff will be Aug. 27, and pupils will report for classes Sept. 4.
UHonored Assistant Superintendent Dante Zambrini for outstanding leadership in the school district's bicentennial observance last year.
UWatched Hiscox unfurl an Ohio Department of Education banner proclaiming the district, for the first time, as an effective school district meeting 26 of the state's 27 attendance and proficiency test performance criteria. Only 28 of the state's 611 school districts have achieved this status, South Range being the only other one in the Mahoning Valley.
UHeard Hiscox announce that the administration will conduct a community forum on school issues from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Canfield Presbyterian Church, and a candidates' forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the high school, with three school board seats on the November ballot.

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