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Liberty schools set to open new clinic

LIBERTY — The district soon will be opening a QuickMed health clinic within the schools that will provide services to staff and students.

Treasurer Maureen Lloyd said the entire project was covered by a $379,998 school-based Ohio Department of Education health grant, with construction done by Brock Associates Builders Inc. of North Lima for $244,634.

School officials said at the January board meeting the project is set to be complete by early February. The clinic will be located at the former E.J. Blott School kitchen.

Lloyd said the district still will have a school nurse on staff.

Board members said Youngstown and Salem are among the area school districts that have QuickMed school clinics. Lloyd said a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be planned for the opening.

In other matters, the board accepted a donation from resident Lena Esmail for the installation of a new running track surface at the stadium to proceed with construction of the track. Esmail is owner / CEO at QuickMed Urgent Care.

The board also entered into an agreement with Cadence Care Network in Niles for social work and behavioral services through June. CCN will establish school social work, resilency-based programming and behavioral health support for students. Lloyd said the cost is $48,000, which will be covered by American Rescue Plan ESSER funds.

In other action, the board at the Jan. 12 organizational / regular meeting:

• Named David Malone as board president and Christopher Brookbank as vice president;

• Approved committee appointments: Diana DeVito as legislative liaison to Ohio School Board Association and representative to Trumbull Career and Technical Center;

Kara Morgan, student achievement liaison to OSBA; DeVito and Shawn Chrystal, policy; Brookbank and Malone, athletics / extracurricular / youth programs, insurance / finance and labor relations; DeVito and Morgan, strategic planning and policy; Morgan and Chrystal, permanent improvement; and Brookbank, DeVito and Malone, technology and data;

• Entered into an agreement with the Trumbull County Board of Elections to use the Liberty Youth and Impact Center (LYRIC) as a polling place May 2 and Nov. 7;

• Approved Terri Ciminero for Educational Management Information Services through June 30 at $34 per hour;

• Accepted the resignation of Mackenize Olesky as athletic director effective Jan. 17. She accepted another job;

• Approved Penn-Ohio Volleyball Club to use the high school gymnasium twice per week for fours hours through April 30;

• Set meetings for 5 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the high school auditorium with the next meeting Feb. 27;

• Set board member pay at $85 per meeting with maximum of 24 meetings per year.

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