EAST LIVERPOOL - A mother concerned that her child does not have sufficient time to eat each day attempted to address the city school board Monday night, to no avail.
Marissa Galeoti signed the participation card as required to address the board, but as she attempted to explain that her fifth-grade student and other students and parents have expressed concern about not having enough time to eat at breakfast and lunch, she was interrupted by board member Richard Wolf.
He advised Galeoti that, until she had spoken with the superintendent and given him a chance to act on her concern, she cannot address the board.
Galeoti said she had left three messages with the school district over a two-week period and it wasn't until Friday that she received a return call.
"It wasn't resolved to my satisfaction," Galeoti said, adding, "Couldn't the principal have told me (she had to speak with the superintendent) before I wasted my time coming here tonight?"
Superintendent James Herring advised Galeoti to wait until after the meeting so he could speak with her.
During his good news report, Herring commended those who participated in last week's dedication of the Patterson Field improvement project, including the band, choir, cheerleaders and football players, saying he was pleased by their support.
Among personnel action taken by the board was accepting the resignation of Judy Cope as head custodian at LaCroft Elementary. Cope, who has worked for the district 19 years, has been approved for disability retirement.
In other matters, Wolf said he was upset with the lack of action concerning the softball field at Thompson Park which the girls softball team doesn't use because it is not regulation. The school district helped fund the renovations at the field, which was built with a grass infield.
Wolf said there was supposed to be a meeting with the city over the issue which has not been held.
The board authorized the treasurer to renew vision coverage for district employees through Medical Mutual of Ohio at $3.09 per month for single coverage and $7.75 per month for family coverage, which is no increase from the previous year.