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Board of Ed honored by Superintendent

January 25, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

The Boardman Board of Education met on Monday in regular session. Near the end of the meeting, Superintendent Tim Saxton paid tribute to the board members and all they do.

"Working with this board has been a pleasure," he said. "When I first took the job of superintendent, I moved from [a principal of a high school with] one supervisor, to a job where there are five supervisors. Its different."

He said answering to five individuals is challenging and the Boardman Board of Education is diverse. He gave the example of the mix of former Boardman grads and non-Boardman grads, but in the end they are all there for the Boardman students.

Saxton brought up the tribute because January is National Board of Education recognition month.

"What people don't see is the large amount of work a board member does behind the scene," Saxton said. "The entire community owes this board a big thank you."

Board President Jeffrey Barone said being on the board give a person a different perspective on the district and the dedication of the staff and teachers.

"Before I got on the board, I underestimated the love for the kids," he said. "When the right educators are in place, they with fight tooth and nail for the kids."

On a different matter, the board approved the kindergarten handout and handbook for 2018-19. Saxton said the handout is simply a quick summary of what is in the handbook.

"It is helpful to give both the handout and handbook to parents when they register their child for kindergarten," Saxton said.

He also mentioned it would be good to get kids registered on time to help with determining class sizes.

In other business the board accepted the following donations:

Anonymous donations of $1,256.67, $100, and $80.36 were received for the Food Service Department to go into an account for future use to pay off lunch charges.

A donation to Glenwood Junior High School in the amount of $1,590.00 from Robert Senn Studio, to be deposited into the Pupil Support Fund and to be used for the 2017-2018 underclass photos.



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