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CCCTC nominates new Vice President

LISBON–Board Member Rick Salsberry was nominated Vice President of the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center during the board meeting Thursday evening while Anthony Roncone was voted into a second term as President.

Veterinary Science Technology Instructor, Jamie Stacy, presented a plaque with the names of students who accomplished a passing score on testing in both veterinary medical applications and animal science programs. A plaque will be given to the career center on an annual basis.

In other matters, the career center was awarded two grants. A School Safety Grant of $2,500 will be used to purchase new security cameras and a Short-Term Certificate Grant in the amount of $30,750 will provide training by covering tuition and testing fees for selected individuals.

In other news, the board approved increasing the rate of pay for certified and licensed substitutes from $130 to a daily rate of $145 effective Jan. 11.

Regarding Covid, Assistant Superintendent Jeremy Corbisello, advised board members the Omicron variant is rapidly spreading through the school.

“Last year at our January board meeting I reported that we had a total of 20 by January. We had 20 positives in nine days. That just goes to show you how much the omicron variant is easily contracted,” Corbisello said.

The school has been provided with test kits along with seven pallets of personal protection equipment at no cost to mitigate spread.

Lastly, Adult Education Director Dr. Kelly Darney, announced she is close to establishing a dog grooming program. Darney described the program as a trail blazing opportunity and the first of its kind compared to other trade schools in the area. Darney is also speaking with the local sheriffs department to work towards providing police training.

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