Pioneer BOE discusses year-end activities


SHELBY — The Pioneer Career and Technology Center Board of Education met on Monday, May 15, to discuss its year-end activities. At its awards assembly, over $2 million in scholarships were awarded to the students.

Approval of employment for next school year, replacing outgoing retirees, was discussed and approved. The board also approved the job description for an in-school detention aide to teach students when in detention.

An agreement with the Northeast Ohio Network for Education Technology Program of the Metropolitan Regional Service Council was approved, as was an agreement with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and Adult Education. Anyone who has six months left of their term will have the option of earning certification in welding and a high school diploma through the program.

Treasurer Linda Schumacher reported all property taxes have been collected. An ARP Grant of $16,000 was received under the Homeless Grant, which will be used to remodel the center’s “Ready Room.” It will have a shower, washer and dryer, and a restroom added, and it will also house the “sharing closet.” The room will be used for any student who needs it.

Schumacher also reported the five-year forecast is on target as of May. The hearing on the Rover Pipeline has been delayed, so no amount is known at this time, she added.

Donations from Jim Weist (Michael Byrne Manufacturing, Mansfield) for $500, Ruth Klenke (Henderson, Nevada) for $2,000, Dr. Thu LePhan (Shelby) for x-ray film cassettes and x-ray film totaling $171, Casey McKinney (Stone Creek Dental, Ashland) for dental supplies worth $200, and Dawn Wright-Smith (Blackbaud Giving Fund in Charleston, South Carolina) for $45 were also accepted.

Pioneer meets on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Board Room.

Submitted by Janet Kehres.

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