Board sets up scholarship program

The superintendent explained the need for a district improvement survey.
HOWLAND -- The board of education will kick off its scholarship program Nov. 1.
During the board's session Monday, member Andrew Bednar said businesses, community groups and individuals can donate a minimum 500 for a scholarship that can be named for them or in memory of an individual.
Bednar, chairman of the board's community collaborative committee, explained that donations also can be made to the Howland Scholarship Foundation.
This money will be used by the district's scholarship committee to set up scholarships for graduating seniors.
This is the first year for the scholarship program.
Those who want to donate can call (330) 841-1223.
Superintendent John Rubesich reiterated that the district will be surveying the community early next year to determine what, if any, improvements it wants made to the district facilities.
The board has discussed construction of a new high school and additions to North Road and Mines elementary schools, where modular classrooms are being used.
Rubesich explained the board isn't forcing itself on the public to pass a bond issue but is determining if the community believes there is a need for improved facilities.
In other business, the board:
Amended the supplemental contract of Alesha Argeras, assistant girls varsity basketball coach, to eighth-grade girls basketball coach.
Issued supplemental contract to high school teachers Anne Davis and Stacy Hook to coach the Destination Imagination team. The program is designed to teach a team approach to problem solving.
Issued one-year limited contracts to Mike Nicastro as basketball coordinator; Brian Flick, assistant boys varsity basketball coach; and Kim Clark, basketball coordinator. They do not teach in the district but were given the contracts because no district teachers wanted the jobs.
Transferred Debora DeCiancio from central office secretary to building secretary at North Road elementary.

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