BDD adjusts super’s life insurance policy


LISBON — The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities approved doubling the life insurance of Superintendent Bill Devon to a $300,000 policy.

Following the brief meeting on Wednesday, which included an even briefer executive session to discuss personnel matters, Devon said the change in his life insurance policy came after the value of his current policy was cut in half following his most recent birthday. According to the superintendent’s contract with the CCBDD, he receives a $150,000 in life insurance, Devon said. However, after his birthday the value of that policy was reduced to $75,000.

Now with the $300,000 policy, Devon explained, when it is cut in half next month he will still receive the $150,000 life insurance policy in his contract. Devon further said the new policy will not increase the cost to the board.

The board also approved a resolution to renew the master electric energy sales agreement between the board and Power4Schools, which provides them with electricity through Engle Resources LLC. It was noted going through the program helps the CCBDD receive a reduced prise for energy.

Finally the board approved a contract to have attorney Susan Keating Anderson update the policy manual. After going through the recent changes to the services rendered by the CCBDD, such as getting out of the business of directly providing day services.

In upcoming events at Robert Bycroft:

— A Special Olympics awards banquet will be held on Oct. 20, which will include the hanging of a new banner celebrating the school’s recent runners-up finish at the softball tournament in Toledo.

— A Halloween dance is planned for the students on Oct. 29.