GREEN  At its last meeting of the year, the Green Board of Education heard a presentation on the new Green Rotary Club from member Kristen Lewis.

The club was formed in March and meets at 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Akron General Medical Center's lifestyle building in Green.

Lewis talked about the goals of the organization and its plans for the future. Her reason for addressing the board was to lay out a plan for a more permanent Safety City facility at the campuses of Greenwood and Green elementaries to teach children various aspects of safety year round in cooperation with the school district. This would incorporate the city of Green, Green Local Schools and the Summit Country Sheriff's Office.

The membership of the Rotary has a wide range of talent to offer and its members have already been active in Green Good Neighbors and the Blessings in a Backpack program run by the schools. Nothing concrete has been decided, but in addition to Safety City, there is also consideration being given to include a Smart Town to look at ways technology can improve the community.

Anyone interested is encouraged to attend a meeting at the Akron General facility.

In other business:

- There was no student and staff recognition this month.

- The board approved the Treasurer Eydie Snowberger's financial report and the payment of all bills as presented. She also explained the procedure for advance payment on tax funds which the board then approved. The board also accepted a donation for $1,000 from Traveling Classrooms for the Green Middle School field trip to Washington, D.C., in the fall.

- The board passed the Consent Calendar, much of which was taken up by various policies which are in the process of being approved to fall in line with the state requirements. Superintendent Jeff Miller took the opportunity to congratulate Green Intermediate Math teacher Jill Lehman on her upcoming retirement at the end of the school year after more than 30 years in the classroom.

- The meeting was adjourned without executive session.

The next board meeting will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Central Administrative Building. The first part of the meeting will be an organizational meeting, followed at 6:30 by the regular board meeting.