McDonald schools seek levy, hire superintendent


The McDonald Board of Education asked the Trumbull County auditor Monday to certify the millage for a five-year emergency levy of 13.5 mills, which is expected to generate $715,000 a year.

Also, the board hired Ronald “Barry” Morrison of Pymatuning Lake, Pa. as new part-time superintendent of schools under a one-year contract from Aug. 1 to July 31,2011. He will be paid a rate of $345 a day and will work 80 days in the normal 180 day school year.

The board acted on the emergency levy as it prepares to place the issue on the Nov. 2 ballot, to help the district recover as quickly as possible from a $2.01 million deficit discovered in fiscal year 2010. The district was placed in state fiscal emergency in October 2009.

Read more in Tuesday’s Vindicator and

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