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The Suburbanite
  • Lake School Board renews fiscal services contract with Rea & Associates

  • Board approved renewal of three-year contract agreement with Rea & Associates Inc. to assist in its GAAP Conversion for fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014 at a fixed cost of $10,500 for each of the three years with no additional charges. The board has worked with Rea & Associates Inc. since 2003.

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  • March 19 meeting
    KEY ACTION  
    Board approved renewal of three-year contract agreement with Rea & Associates Inc. to assist in its GAAP Conversion for fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014 at a fixed cost of $10,500 for each of the three years with no additional charges. The board has worked with Rea & Associates Inc. since 2003.
    OTHER ACTION
    Board member John Arnold and Hartville Lion's Club member Sue Reynolds presented this month's outstanding students, teachers, employee and volunteer awards. The recipients are as follows: third graders Alexandra Phillips and Blake Urdiales, fifth graders Abbie Neo and Steven Schaadt, eighth graders Amanda Pyles and Spencer Mason and 12th graders Janelle Wendorf and Joshua Lingenhoel. The teacher of the month is Elisa Case of Lake High School who teaches ninth grade English, Holocaust literature and advanced placement European history. Denise Caruso, secretary at Uniontown Elementary was recognized as the employee of the month while Becky Stallman was recognized as volunteer of the month for her dedication at Hartville Elementary.
    Agreed to table two agenda items by request of member Derrick Bailey until further information is obtained. The items are related to a natural gas contract as well as the school’s participation in the School Energy Conservation Financing Program. The agenda items were not discussed at the meeting.
    Approved the second reading of a possible policy to be added as an alternative to the foreign language graduation requirement. Should the policy be passed, a Contemporary World Issues class would be added as an option for students to complete the foreign language requirement. Board member John Troyer voted against.
    Agreed to submit a wavier to be exempt from the Body Mass Index Screening Program as part of the national Healthy Kids Act which would require the district to submit B.M.I statistics for district students. Superintendent Jeff Wendorf said, “We are not ready to do this yet. At this point, we do not want to share the B.M.I information outside of our families and community.”
    Approved the Lake Youth Football Stadium Proposal for improvements including the installation of a recycled asphalt track and a refurbished natural turf on the field. The Lake Youth Football organization will provide all the necessary funding for the improvements.
    Recognized donations of items needed for eye care exams at the elementary schools from the Hartville and Uniontown Lion's Club valued at $732.
    Approved student fees for the 2012-2013 school year.
    Granted permission for balloonists to take off and land on Lake Local School property for the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival Balloon Classic to be held July 20-22.
    FOR YOUR INFO
    Lake High School will present its second annual art show with art from students grades K-12 at 9 a.m. on April 18 in the hallway through door #5. The show will be followed by the high school musical “Into the Woods” at 12:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall. For reservations, call 330-877-9383.
    Page 2 of 2 - POPS (Parents of Preschoolers) Hullaballo and the YMCA Healthy Kids Day will be held at the Lake Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21.
    Due to changes in the distribution of mail, the board will no longer send notification of meetings through the U.S. Postal Service as the delivery of local mail is expected to take longer than 48 hours. Mail will be distributed through Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. Postings of school board meetings will be available online and through email.
    UP NEXT
    Meets at 7:30 p.m., April 19 at the Large Group Instruction Room.