GREEN The July Green Local Schools Board of Education (BOE) meeting didn't last long as the board went through a limited agenda. The main item discussed in the general meeting was the district's Consent Calendar.
With regards to personnel, Green Intermediate physical education teacher Ken Larson was praised for his years of service as he retired, effective June 30. His outstanding years of service were cited by Superintendent Jeff Miller and board member Katie Stoynoff.
In other action, the board approved the hiring of Green Primary Principle Carrie Marochino as the new director of curriculum and instruction, to replace Dan Lowmiller. Marachino, a Green resident, was a teacher in Green for 16 years and principal for three. Taking Marochino's position will be Green Middle School Assistant Principal Krista Ross. Replacing Ross at the middle school will be Dawn Stitt, was was the assistant principal at Green Intermediate School.
The board also welcomed new teachers Jill Terranova and Amanda Quinn. Terranova, a Green resident, will teach sixth grade ELA at Green Intermediate. Quinn was hired as special education aide at Greenwood Early Learning Center.
During the board commendations, each member stressed the need to get out and vote in the upcoming Aug. 7 Safety Levy. It is a 1-mill tax levy that will run for five years. The decision to place the this levy on the ballot came as a result of a community meeting in the spring after the board heard parent concerns. The levy will raise $777,653. The levy would fund four additional school resource officers (SRO), one in each school; and a mental health initiative, to include mental health professionals and two elementary age CARE Teams; lockdown kits in every classroom; and software and hardware upgrades to include but not limited to alarms, sensors and cameras.