SCHOOLS Interviews slated for new chief
Athletic boosters presented a donation to the board for a new scoreboard.
CORTLAND -- The interview process to select a new Lakeview schools superintendent will begin in a few days.
The board of education announced during its meeting Monday that 28 people have applied for the position to replace Superintendent Matt Chojnacki, who will retire at the end of this school year after eight years at the helm.
The board will meet in special session at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board offices to interview superintendent candidates.
Larry Swiger, board vice president, said board members met with Dr. Anthony D'Ambrosio, county schools superintendent, on March 29 to discuss the superintendent search process.
In other business
During Monday's meeting, the levy committee addressed the board and the public about its plans during the final weeks to promote a 3.5-mill, five-year additional operating levy on the May 3 ballot.
Committee members Kathy Moody and Mary Williams will be sending letters to parents of the pupils reminding them of the importance of voting "yes" May 3. They also will be sending stickers and fliers home with pupils a few days before and on the day of the levy vote. Lawn signs also are available to show support.
To obtain a lawn sign, call Mary Williams at (330) 638-7124. Funding for the campaign has been financed through donations.
The final levy meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 20 in the high school cafeteria.
In other action, the board accepted a donation of $20,550 from Doug Murphy, treasurer of the athletic boosters club. The money will be used for a multipurpose scoreboard for volleyball and basketball and will hang in the gymnasium. The funds came from four corporate donors and booster fund-raisers.
The athletic department will pay tribute to Jim Chadwick for his many years of dedication to the school by displaying his name on the new scoreboard. Chadwick, who died last summer, coached basketball and baseball in the schools.