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Board of education names interim treasurer

Looks into purchasing 10 new school buses

January 26, 2017
By J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

The Boardman Board of Education Monday named a replacement for school treasurer L. Greg Slemons.

The board members approved Kimberly Yauman as interim treasurer effective Feb. 13. She will remain in the position until a full-time treasurer is employed or until June 30, 2017.

Slemons will officially step down Feb. 13, when he takes on a new position with another school district.

"I was appointed as the new CFO (chief financial officer) of Youngstown City Schools," Slemons said.

He gave his final financial report to the board Monday and said he would ensure everything is in order for Yauman to step in.

Another item approved by the board was the purchase of 10 new school buses. Superintendent Tim Saxton said the fleet is getting old.

"We need to address the fact our buses are getting older," Saxton said. "We are seeking 10 buses and will do a combination of purchasing and leasing."

He said by leasing, the district can stay in budget while obtaining more new buses. He said the buses will be ordered in time to have them for the start of the new school year at the end of summer.

On a different matter, Saxton said the district will move from days to hours for the 2017-18 school year. He said the district is under an agreement with the unions and have to finish the 2016-17 school year using days.

When the district moves to hours, it will be credited that way when using calamity time off. It will actually be calamity hours as opposed to calamity days. The change presented at the meeting was considered a first reading for the switch from days to hours. The official vote on the change will take place at the next board meeting.

Regarding the school calendar, Saxton said it will not be a big change. He said school will begin the week before Labor Day, will have traditional Christmas and spring breaks, and will end the second week of June.

The board also accepted the resignation of Jody Stepan, administrative assistant to the superintendent, who will retire March 31. The board approved Robyn Triveri to fill the position April 1, 2017, through June 30, 2019.

In other business:

Robert Beam, who was originally up for high school volunteer assistant baseball coach, was removed from the agenda;



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