GREEN  A special meeting was held for the Portage Lakes Career Center’s Board of Education on Jan. 3 to tend to business needed to organize for the start of the new year.

David Andrews of Coventry Schools was elected as President. Members of the board for the school year are: Andrews, President (Coventry); Bob Campbell, (Green); David Cohen (Green); Mary Lou Dodson (Springfield); Dave Hofer (Springfield); Cindy McDonald (Manchester); Mark Tallman (Manchester); Robert Wohlgamuth (Coventry)

The Coventry Board of Education also voted Vicki Tavenier as its other representative on the PLCC board.

The meeting schedule was approved for the year. All meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are held at the school's lecture room. Meeting dates are: Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

During the meeting, the board also approved a support staff contract for John Kridler, custodian/maintenance, Salary Group III, Step 4, 260 days with benefits, effective Jan. 2.

The next board meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Feb. 15 at Portage Lakes Career Center.