GREEN  The Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC) Board of Education approved the five-year forecast presented May 17 by Treasurer Chris Wright.

The forecast is the projected financial information for the years 2018 through 2022. Wright said the district is working off of a 2-mill levy that was first passed in 1983 and started collecting in 1984.

"The superintendent and I are very careful with our carry over balances," he said. "It affords us the opportunity to weather some of the uncertainties that are out there for the district."

Wright said this forecast is an update from the October forecast, and it shows an improvement as far as cash balance.

Other news:

- Hunter Bonk, PLCC senior engineering student from Green High School, presented his Placement capstone project to the board. Bonk has been employed at Quality Mold since June 2017 and plans to attend the University of Akron for mechanical engineering in the fall.

Superintendent Benjamin Moore said he could not explain how impressed he was of the way Bonk presented himself and the work he is doing.

"This is the face of the modern-day career center student," Moore said. "This is what we do here."

Bonk said he was very nervous coming to PLCC, but he would advise anyone interested in the programs offered to give it a try and see how they like it and he hopes they enjoy it as much as he has.

- Monetary donations were approved by the board that included $150, Dave Hofer, Adult Education Welding Services; $65, Samuel DiMeo, Culinary Services; and $50, Cub Scout Pack 3215, principal 018 activity fund.

- The board approved the retirement of Nancy Woods, school counselor, effective June 30.

- Other approved personnel items included an adult education staff contract for Barbara Dawson, practical nursing coordinator, $70,520.00 salary, 215 days, effective July 1 through June 30, 2019 and 100 percent benefits. Kathleen Policy will be added to the substitute list. Stipends were approved for Veronica Baca Bernel, $500; Bridget Comes, $500; Dale Dunlevy, $500; Michael Kaschak, $500; and Maria Schlenk, $500.

- The board approved a field trip for SkillsUSA National Conference/Competition in Louisville, Ky., from June 25 to 30.

- The board approved adoption of the following textbooks a variety of textbooks for next school year. Also approved were bids for the adult education cosmetology lab and authorized the superintendent to approve change orders not to exceed 10 percent.

- Board Member Mark Tallman reported that the Scholarship Committee approved awarding board scholarships to three very deserving students. Tallman encouraged board members to consider donating one of their board meeting checks to the board scholarship fund so that it may continue in the future.

The next board meeting will be held at 6 p.m., June 21 at Portage Lakes Career Center.