Career Center board renews contracts

LISBON – The board at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center renewed the contracts of some employees at its meeting on Tuesday.

All the contracts were renewals and without changes, according to Superintendent Chuck Adkins.

A five-year contract was granted to Jeremy Corbisello, director and assistant superintendent. Three-year contracts were given to Kelly Darney, adult education director; Sue Allison, student services administrator/guidance; Kevin Clark, adult education student services coordinator; Angela Dattilio, ABLE coordinator; Curtis Kaiser, principal special education; Jonathan Ludwig, principal discipline; and David Starcher, building and grounds supervisor. A two-year contract was awarded to Mike Boyle, diversified industrial training coordinator.

Additionally, the board approved a calendar for next school year, taking into consideration as much as possible the calendars of all the schools where students come from.

Currently in the registration period for next year, Corbisello reported the school is ahead of numbers by about 10 from last year this time. An information night has been set for 5 to 7 p.m. March 27 for those sophomores in county schools interested in attending the Career Center, including those who have and those who have not signed up yet. The evening is a chance for students and their parents to learn more about all the programs available, learn about the curriculum, tour the labs and ask questions.

In other matters:

– The board approved a change order reducing the cost of recent renovations by $12,036 for the Conti Corporation. The new contract is for $427,484, which was less than the $439,520 originally allotted for the project. The reduction was due to it costing less to remove fans while adding fire walls and dampers for the science lab renovation project.

– The board approved disposal of some unneeded equipment including a Hobart Deli Slicer and a cash register. The list also included a 1986 Chevrolet Blazer and a 1995 Ford Truck. Treasurer Katherine Bosco pointed out the vehicles do not run, but the parts that can still be used will be removed and then what remains will be sold for scrap.

– The board also donated a 1996 Dodge Viper back to the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, which donated it to Columbiana County Career Center in 2011. Adkins said the vehicle never did run and it was difficult for the auto shop to find parts to work on it. Additionally, Chrysler reportedly wants all the donated Vipers returned so they can be destroyed.

– The next board meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 15.