Routine business for Lisbon BOE

LISBON — It’s summertime and there are no classes, so there was not much for the school board to do at its monthly meeting this week.

A light agenda, with the school principals given the meeting off, resulted in the July board meeting lasting less than 20 minutes, which is likely a record for this current group of members.

The board did take the following action:

— Renewed its contract with North Star Critical Care to provide ambulance services for the district during the home football games this season. Superintendent Joseph Siefke said North Star continues to provide the service for free.

— Renewed student fees at the same rates as last year. High school students pay a variety of fees, while students in K-8 pay a flat $25 fee.

— Agreed to purchase new commercial dishwashers for the cafeterias at the middle/high school and elementary school. The cost is $21,988 per dishwasher, which are being purchased from Ward Restaurant Equipment of White Oak, Pa.

— Accepted the resignation of fifth grade math teacher Jason Thompson, who has taken a job with the United Local school district, which is where he lives with his family. “We wish him the best,” Siefke said.

— Hired John Martin as marching band assistant director. Martin was a student of new band director Robert Bach, and he is currently a third-year music major at Kent State University.

Siefke reported the Back to School Bash will be held at the Cedar Street park from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 10. “It’s always well attended,” he said of the event. School begins Aug. 19.

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