Leetonia takes music honors


Staff Writer

LEETONIA — The Leetonia school district has been recognized across the nation for its music education program.

School board member Dan Votaw, the student achievement liaison for the board, reported Thursday night that the district has received the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation Award of Excellence 2017. The district is one of just 527 across the nation named among the Best Communities in the nation for education.

Votaw said the program “recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum.” Designations are made for those districts that show an “exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.”

In other business, the board approved supplemental contracts to Derek Bell for junior high football coach volunteer, Joseph Flasco for boy’s varsity soccer team volunteer, Jenna Rydarowicz for senior class advisor, Jenna Rydarowicz for student council advisor and Bill Knight for head boys and girls track coach.

The board also accepted donations of $45 anonymously for middle school cheerleaders, $50 from M. Susan Frenger for the Rob Perkins Scholarship Fund and $750 from Less Contracting Inc. for equipment rental.