Beaver school board sets lunch prices

CALCUTTA — While most of Monday’s Beaver Local school board meeting was spent talking about resuming in-person classes when the new school year begins Aug. 24, the board also took care of routine matters.

The board approved the lunch prices for the upcoming year, which reflect a mandated 10 cent increase so the district can remain eligible for federal reimbursement. The prices are: $3.10 for grades 5-12 and $2.95 for K-4.

The annual contract with Johnson Controls to continue servicing the school complex’s HVAC system was renewed for $19,583.

The board also issued the following supplemental coaching contracts for the upcoming fall sports season:


–Derrick Stickles, Ken Chupa, Dave Allen, Nick Sesonsky, Aaron West and Jess Krulik, varsity assistants.

–Mike Curran and Terry Bowyer, freshman.

–Mark Cashdollar, Ted Kinsey, Justin Flowers and Zach Weyand, middle school.


–Megan Butler, varsity assistant; Jordan Chupa, JV coach; Heaven Wolski, freshman coach; and Amanda Weyand and Kasey Landsberger, middle school.


–Joseph Zirillo, boys head coach; Chris Wright and Cody Culp, boys assistant coaches.

–Liz Conner, girls head coach; Hannah Cochran and Alyssa Culp, assistant coaches.

Cross Country

–Jessica Darrah, head coach.

Boys Golf

–Al Pierson, head coach.


–Matthew Kidd, head coach.


–Michelle Blair, head coach; Chandler Hoppel, assistant coach; and Tammy Saphore, middle school coach.

The board also granted a leave of absence for the school year for Robbie Hunt.

Superintendent Eric Lowe announced the Second Harvest Food Bank will hold another distribution at the school complex parking lot at 11 a.m. Friday. This will be the third food distribution at the school in as many months, and he said each have been heavily attended. This is in addition to the weekly meal packages distributed to families by the school district.

Lowe also said while they were considering holding an in-person graduation ceremony at the football field for the Class of 2020, that will no longer be possible because of the continuing prohibition against large gatherings. He was pleased with their virtual graduation they had instead, which provided officials with the unique opportunity to personally interact with graduates and their parents, which is not always possible during traditional ceremonies.

Speaking of the football field, Lowe said Forever Lawn is expected to begin installing the new field turf surface this week.



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