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The Conneaut School Board, by 7-1-1 tally at its Wednesday, April 12,voting meeting passed a motion to seek the dismissal of a Professional Employee and to inform that employee of the scheduling of a board hearing to consider the dismissal.
The action came following an executive session of the school board members, its lawyer, and superintendent.
The hearing is also subject to any rights the employee may have to elect grievance arbitration in following Public School Code which means the employee may decide not to have a hearing before the board and go to arbitration.
No details of the situation were discussed in public - the motion passed confirming action taken by the Schools Superintendent at a point previously.
As would be typical in such cases, details of the Superintendent’s action would not be discussed even in the executive session as the school board, if a hearing is held before them, must act as jury.
Voting to schedule the hearing were Don Ellis, Jr., Jamie Hornstein, Kathy Klink, Cheryl Krachkowski, Dot Luckock, Tim McQuiston, and David Schaef. John Burnham voted no. Board president Jody Sperry was absent from the meeting with Luckock conducting the meeting.
Read more in this weeks issue.
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- MATTER OF BALANCE CLASSES
EASTER BASKET WINNER -Winner of the large Easter Basket given away by the Linesville Public Library was Jaime Barnes. Many entered the drawing, the drawing just one of many activities at the library. See page 12 for more happenings at the library.
Whoever said students sit still, don’t move, don’t wiggle, would face an avalanche of voices to the contrary should they visit Conneaut Valley Elementary School these days.
Having run across a video on the web of a different mind set of how a school in Alaska addressed student needs, CVE guidance Counselor Danielle Varner, working with CVE principal Adam Jardina - an idea that the teaching staff has now embraced - has students standing up at desks that have been made higher by adding, we will call them lifts, by adding swing bars at foot level under the desk tops, allowing students to sit on big rubber balls, instead of chairs, and moving desks around to accommodate the new setup, students have improved their behaviors [less discipline issues] and more attention being paid to studies.
Varner and Jardina told members of the Conneaut School Board when the directors met in work session Wednesday evening, the rigid requirement of the past of just sitting at desks is a thing of the past.
Allowing the student to have the freedom to stand at desks, to swing their feet on the swinging foot bars, to sit on the exercise type rubber balls, is actually a plus for students and does not disrupt the classes or learning, Varner said..
Read more in this weeks issue.
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NEW OWNER - Rich Purdy is the new owner of the former Linda Oliver State Farm office, 407, E. Erie St., Linesville. The Rich Purdy State Farm office is open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday. Purdy spent 8 years in the Army and also worked at Auto Zone for 14 years with Purdy saying his goal is to help people. He intends to support community events. He is married, has two children, and resides in the Greenville area. He is a graduate of Thiel College, Greenville. Have an insurance question - auto, home, life - stop by and talk with Purdy.