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Lisbon plans year end fun

LISBON — As the school year winds down, the Lisbon Exempted Village School District is looking to make the last moments before summer break fun and memorable for its students after over a year of canceled events and ruined plans.

The district has been hard at work this month planning events from popsicles and park trips for McKinley Elementary students and once-in-a-lifetime milestones for high school seniors.

David Anderson High School principal Keith Edenfield gave the board of education an outline of the last week of school for high school seniors during their Thursday meeting.

Compared to last year, the last four days of school for seniors seems somewhat normal. Seniors will be able to partake in Baccalaureate at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Lisbon followed later in the week by senior breakfast at Dutch Haus after commencement practice on Thursday and Senior Day on Friday. Everything will wrap up at graduation at 3 p.m. May 30 at the War Memorial Stadium.

Edenfield mentioned that school was able to give students several events that they weren’t able to last year, like prom and the honors banquets. He said that being able to make those events happen gave a sense of normalcy to students after an unprecedented school year.

For McKinley students, principal Daniel Kemats said there will be daily events for the last ten days of school.

“We had sidelined a lot of things, so we feel like we’re in a position to get the kids out on a good note,” Kemats said. He said they are putting an emphasis on their fifth-graders to make up for a year of let-downs for last year’s class.

In other business, the board approved the hiring of Stephen Hlaudy as the chemistry and physics teacher at David Anderson. Hlaudy is replacing long-time teacher Jodi McCullough.

The board also approved:

— A NEOLA pandemic measure to provide flexibility for 2021 graduating seniors.

— The one-year limited certified contracts for David Crimson, physical education and health, and James Watt, biology and Stem. Watt and Crimson are both retired teachers who will be returning to David Anderson for a period of time.

— The resignation of high school math teacher Jordan Wrask.

— The food service management proposal submitted by Nutrition, Inc. and the execution of the third year of the pre-existing contract.

— The quotes from TriMark of Pittsburgh for upgrades to the kitchens at McKinley and David Anderson including the equipment needed at a price of $86,297.

— The summer maintenance projects of a McKinley roofing project to be done by Eclipse Commercial Roofing at the price of $14,900 and a painting project to be done by Youngstown Painting and Decorating, LLC at the price of $24,900.

— The donations of $500 from the Lisbon Eagles for the baseball team and $400 from the Columbiana County Basketball Coaches Association to be used for scholarships for Senior Day.

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