CANFIELD – Schools in the South Range will increase outdoor safety measures with state grant funding.
Superintendent of Schools Bethany Carlson reported at the school board meeting this week that the district received $146,189 in funding through the K-12 Safe Schools Grant Program. The funds will be used to fix exterior issues such as fences, door locks and key fobs updates and other security measures identified during emergency response meetings with local police and local authorities. firefighters.
Carlson said the money was allocated in last fall’s budget, but the funds weren’t available at the time. She said the funds are now available and the district has received 75% of the requested money.
Carlson also noted that the district has a part-time school resource officer, in addition to the full-time one, who is on site four to five hours a day.
In other matters, the board approved memorandums of understanding with the South Range Classified Education Association (SRCEA) for a transition leader maintenance position and the South Range Education Association (SREA) setting out how contracts for part-time employees are treated.
The board also approved Sarah Stepan as a teacher’s aide, Kelsey Schuster (Popa) as a daily substitute, Eric Bodine to perform bus body repairs for the 2022-2023 school year, Matthew Furdich as a level bus driver 2 and Paula Lipke as superintendent secretary. /EMIS Coordinator.
The board also awarded additional coaching and advising contracts to David Buzzacco for the post of Head of College Football; Alexander Dickey, Zane Kreidler and Christopher Patrone for the college football assistant; Martin Hutchinson for volunteer football; David Rach for the Boy Wizards track; Lisa Dado for the middle school girl track; Diane Krumpak for the college assistant track; Meagan Frank for golf; Garrett Frank, volunteer golf assistant; Jeffrey DeRose for college softball; Drew Feren for softball assistant; Kimberly Hvizdos for Elementary Music Director; Lauren Pavlansky for the college volleyball header; Sarah Fischel for college assistant; Drew Feren for college assistant.
Additionally, the board approved the High School Robotics Club for the 2022-2023 school year, with Erin Burns, Jeffrey Burns, and Nikki Cardinal as unpaid volunteer advisors and Stephen Rohan as financial advisor.
The board also approved for the 2022-2023 school year transportation workers Carla Yankowski as mechanic, Edward Schaefer and Stephen Kapus for maintenance, Paul Cubick as consultant and/or OBI, and Tammy Witmer for OBI; volunteer advisors Samantha McMahon for the Popcorn and More fund account and Michelle Gaia for the program and the SRInk fund account.
Also at the meeting, the board accepted the resignations of Jamie Fromel as Cafeteria Helper, Jennifer Lane as Secretary Superintendent/EMIS Coordinator and Merian Coler as Bus Driver.
The board also approved the title transfer of Bus 27 to Edward Schafer Jr. and granted permission to operate social media accounts for women’s soccer head coach Kelsey Benyo for Instagram and the director of the food management Kaitlyn Pierce for Instagram.