LISBON - The Lisbon school district has a new bus supervisor after agreeing last month to share the position with the Columbiana County Educational Service Center.
School Superintendent Don Thompson reported at this week's school board meeting the new transportation supervisor is Jennifer Durno, who was recently hired by the ESC as its supervisor. The board voted at its October meeting to share the position with the ESC, which was also looking for a new supervisor.
Thompson said Lisbon's share of the cost for the year will be $30,490, which represents 60 percent of Durno's salary and is based on the fact Lisbon transports more students.
Lisbon was forced to look for a new supervisor following the October resignation of transportation supervisor Robert Marra, whose position cost the district $60,000 a year including benefits, which means the sharing arrangement will save the district about $30,000 a year. The administration has been investigating ways it can share services with other school districts to save money.
In other business:
- Thompson reported the heavy rains and high winds produced by Superstorm Sandy revealed that some roof sections needed repaired. For that reason, the board voted to hire Roth Brothers of Youngstown to repair roofs as both schools for up to $17,171.
- The board issued the following coaching contracts: Jeff Padurean, assistant boy's varsity basketball coach; Megan Reynolds, junior high girls basketball coach; Sam Carpenter, fifth and sixth grade girls basketball coach; Doug Andric, head varsity baseball coach; Dave Crismon, head varsity softball coach.
- The board named the following people volunteer coaches: Mandy Flory, girls junior high basketball; and Rick Praso, girls basketball.
- The board promoted Beth Helman from substitute cafeteria worker to part-time status and granted family medical leave to teacher Patricia Stewart.
- The firm of Gardiner Trane of Solon, which oversee the school's energy efficiency program, was hired for $3,000 to determine if the changes are achieving the promised savings.
- Graduation was scheduled for 3 p.m. May 26 in the high school gymnasium, while the prom will be held from 7-11 p.m. May 3 at Avion on the Water in Canfield, followed by the after prom the next day at Swing N things in Olmstead Falls.
- The board heard from teachers Karly MacAleese, Becky McCullough and Lindsey Roush about a new teacher method being used at McKinley Elementary School. Students who participated in the demonstration were Asha Achberger, Joey Diludovico, Jaidynn Entrikin and Bobby Harris.
The next board meeting is 5 p.m. Dec. 11.