GREEN  The Green Board of Education did double duty at its March meeting in recognizing students. This was due to this portion of the agenda not being included at the February meeting because of time constraints brought about by the special security/safety meeting. However, the board did recognize students from both months at its March 19 meeting.

Recognized as Students of the Month for February were Evan Wygle, Greenwood; Jack Foringer, Green Primary; Ben Casper, Green Intermediate; Nick Dorazio, Green Middle School; and Anne Zivick and Jake Veney, Green High School. Anne Zivck joined her sister, Maria, who selected for this honor in October. It is the first time twin sisters have been so honored, and is believed to be the only set of twins who have been selected for this recognition.

For the March Student of the Month, the following students were recognized: Eden Buchanan. Greenwood, Hayden Hart, Green Primary; Jamie Duskey, Green Intermediate; Kaitlyn Plazo, Green Middle School; and Sophie Kestner and Trent Kingan, Green High School.

For March the Bulldog Strong "Spotlight on Staff" was given to Deb Pompeo, bus driver; Amy Rach, band director; and Jenelle Dolph, special education aide. This award is sponsored by the Green Schools Foundation.

The board also approved the financial report as submitted by Treasurer Eydie Snowberger and Superintendent Jeff Miller. It then approved the Consent Calendar. Miller took the opportunity to thank the community members who attended the March safety meeting. More than 300 people were in attendance. He appreciated and valued the input and suggestions given by members of the community at that meeting related to school safety.

In other business, the board:

- Approved an agreement with the Lake County Educational Service Center for entering into a consortia with Naviance by Hobsons Software Licences, for professional development and technical support. This aides high school students for transcripts along with helping staff members with letters of recommendations for students. The cost for the program will not exceed $15,000.00 annually.

- Heard from high school Principal Cindy Brown gave a report on the 2018-19 Curriculum Guide and discussed various aspects and changes that were incorporated in the new guide. She pointed out that next year there will be 15 Advanced Placement(AP) classes available for the students. The board then approved the new guide.

- Approved a joint agreement to appoint the Business Advisory Council of the Summit County Educational Service Center to serve as the Business Advisory Council  for the Green School District. In its final action of the night, the board approved the annual agreement with the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) for the 2018-19 school year. This is used for benchmark assessment and reporting of students in grades K-8 and allows for quick feedback on testing. The cost was not to exceed $36,000.00.

The board then adjourned into Executive Session.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Building.