COVENTRY TWP.  Fiscal oversight continues in the Coventry Local Schools as the district continues to work to get out of fiscal emergency.

During the Nov. 27 commission meeting, Superintendent Lisa Blough and Treasurer Matthew Muccio thanked the community for approving the renewal levy. Blough said passage of the levy was a critical step to getting out of fiscal emergency.

The district has to also present a positive five-year-forecast and correct several accounting methods. Blough said work is being done to correct these as many of them are just a policy that needs to be put in place.

During the Nov. 27 meeting, the commission also:

- Heard from commission member Holly Miller, who questioned a contract with Cornerstone Church, which is having services in Coventry Elementary School. She said the contract covers the Sunday services, but wondered if there would be a separate agreement if the church uses the school on a different day. Blough said there would be separate paperwork done for days outside of Sunday if the church needs the space. Miller also stressed to make sure the snow removal contract is kept separate and the schools aren’t being billed for when the lot is being cleared for a Sunday service since the same company is contracted with the schools and the church.

- Heard from Blough about the Choose to Love program, which will bring an inspirational speaker to Coventry High School to discuss cultural differences. She said the focus is to help students understand how to better interact with those with disabilities. The program is being funded through a variety of grants.

- Approved personnel items, contracts and purchase orders.

- Approved the superintendent’s contract for Blough.

- Went into executive session to discuss ongoing contract negotiations. 

The next regular meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Lakeview building.