The North Canton City Schools Board of Education approved a list of schools deemed impractical for transportation services for the 2016-17 school year during the Sept. 21 regular meeting.

Schools on the list included Central Christian, Chapel Hill Christian, Holy Cross Kindergarten, Massillon Christian, Our Lady of the Elms, Scope Academy, St. John Lutheran, Louis School, St. Peter, SS Phillip and James and St. Vincent-St. Mary.

Director of Business Todd Henne said approving the list is a standard procedure. He said the list is based on distance and travel time and usually includes schools that are approximately 30 miles outside of the district.


- Heard an update on the district’s strategic planning from Superintendent Jeff Wendorf. The community, parent and staff surveys have been completed along with a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis. Wendorf said the district will publish all of the results in the near future. 

- Approved an agreement with Walsh University from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, 2017 for support services to students for individual counseling, group counseling and or psychoeducation at no cost to the board.

- Approved an agreement with the Stark County Board of Development Disabilities for the 2016-2017 school year for $17 an hour.

- Authorized the North Canton Playhouse capital project expansion plan. The architectural renderings and plan details will be acted on at a later date. The North Canton Playhouse will be paying for the expansion through monies raised by a capital campaign.

- Approved an agreement with the Canton Memorial Civic Center for the Hoover High School graduation ceremony on June 4, 2107 in the amount of $3,400.

- Accepted two donations: A Midea WHS-109W1 compact single reversible door upright freezer to be used in the clinic at Clearmount Elementary School from the Clearmount PTO and a bus door panel for the Hoover band bus from Custom Bus and Truck Panels.

- Approved sending the five-year forecast to the Ohio Department of Education. Treasurer Todd Tolson said the district will be operating in the black for the next two school years with a projected deficit for the following three years.

- Went into executive session to discuss potential legal litigation with no action taken.

UP NEXT: The next regular meeting will be 6:00 p.m., Oct. 19 in the media room at Hoover High School.