SR board votes to continue programs

BEAVER TWP. —  The South Range school board this week agreed to continue several programs that help protect students and increase revenue.

The board approved a fee of $36,500 from Beaver Township Police Department for a School Resource Officer and contracted with Youth Intensive Services as a school-wide mental health intervention service. The board also agreed to continue drug and alcohol testing of students in non-academic activities.

 Additionally the board agreed to continue the “Raider Before and After School Child Care Program” for the 2019-2020 school year. The program will be directed, coordinated and supervised by designated Mahoning Valley Regional Council of Governments (MVRCOG) employees during the specified hours in the Raider Before and After Care Handbook. Jennifer Frank will serve as the director of the program and the associated costs to operate the program will be paid for by parents enrolling their eligible children in it.  

The board also agreed to continue the transportation/activity fee for the next school year.

In other business, the board approved the following teachers, aides and nurse for the United Way Success by Six summer school program: Susie Koulianos, Alyson Zwingler and Gerri Less as teachers; Karla Baer, Stephanie Coleman, Sue Durr, Andrea Seidler and Michelle Colettis as aides; and Kim Peterson as nurse. The board also approved Meri Coler, Ken Ahlquist and Carla Yankowski as transportation maintenance workers for the summer and Eric Bodine to perform bus body repairs as needed.

Also at the meeting the board granted supplemental contracts for the next school year to Joanne Kane for newspaper advisor, Katie Toy for high school cheerleading advisor and Nathan Toy for assistant football coach and approved Dean Frederick as an unpaid volunteer assistant football coach.

The board also accepted the resignation of Jill White as a part-time classified aide effective May 31.

Additionally the board approved the South Range High School Senior Band and Choir members trip to New York City from March 27-28, 2020 to tour New York City. The trip will be fully chaperoned and transportation provided by a licensed motor coach company.

The board will hold a special board meeting at 7 a.m. Monday in the board offices to consider the appointment of a public employee and at 7 a.m. June 28 in the board offices to approve Fiscal Year 2019 final appropriations and Fiscal Year 2020 temporary appropriations.

The next regular board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 15 in the school auditorium.