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The Suburbanite
  • Teachers from France introduced at Green Board meeting

  • Michael Poznanski and Hubert Liogier Dit D'Ardhuy had their first experience at an American school board meeting. The two French social studies teachers were introduced at the March Green Board of Education meeting.

     

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  • Michael Poznanski and Hubert Liogier Dit D'Ardhuy had their first experience at an American school board meeting. The two French social studies teachers were introduced at the March Green Board of Education meeting.
    Poznanski and D’Ardhuy are among the Franco-American Teachers-In-Training Institute sponsored by the University of Akron. The program is designed to provide enrichment to both the teachers and mentors, along with giving American students the opportunity to see history from a different perspective. Twenty-four French teachers in various subjects were assigned to schools in Summit County. In addition to Poznanski and D’Ardhuy, Green Local had two teachers in the science area.
    Both expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to teach in America. They praised their students and discussed the differences between education in France and America. They thanked their host families and all the people their kindness and consideration. Their final day in the classroom was March 19. They will return to France March 24 after two months in the United States.
    Superintendent Mike Nutter recognized the students of the month from the various buildings. These included Ethan Cambier, Lexxie Smith, Casey Mullett, Matt Stang  and Becky Ciocca and Kurt Gamby.
    Nutter announced the 2010-2011 school calendar. Students will start Aug. 30 and conclude June 7. Christmas break will run Dec. 20 and conclude Jan. 3. Spring break will be the week of March 27. Nutter said the calendar coincides with the nine-week scheduling process and the school will take advantage of two waiver days to staff training.
    Nutter said consideration of a two-hour delayed start time for winter weather is underway. The state has reduced the number of calamity days from five to three. This has not been used in Summit County though southern Ohio counties do use it in bad weather. No decision has been made at the county level.
    Treasurer Eydie Snowberger said House Bill 400 would eliminate personal income tax over the next 10 years. While it sounds good on the surface, she said, there are no provisions to replace the lost income by the state. Green would lose 31.6 percent of its revenue at the end of 10 years.
    This would force Green and all schools to shift more of the tax burden back onto the local citizens.
    The board recognized Kelsey Aller who had a birthday party and asked her friends to donate money they would have given to her in presents to help the people of Haiti. Their contributions were matched and more than $300 was sent to Haiti.
    Board member Dr. Victor Pinheiro praised the performance of the boys and girls basketball teams, along with the boys and girl bowlers for their great seasons.
    Connie Leonard thanked COMDOC and Green Schools Foundation for their support of a senior program.
    Lynn Wiggins praised the bowling teams, along with wind ensemble for their superior rating and the dance team for being state champs.
    Page 2 of 2 - Stephen Foster thanked parents, administrators and teachers for their support of field trips, various band concerts and other events throughout the school year.
    Bob Campbell mentioned the accomplishments of bowler Marissa Summers and track member Amanda Pinheiro.
    Campbell and Nutter praised the recent Green Expo.
    The next board meeting is April 8, 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office Building.