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LEETONIA — The Leetonia School Board is seeking to transfer the remaining money in the Debt Transfer Fund to permanent improvement.

The board approved the transfer of $27,985.93 remaining in the debt fund for the construction of the K-12 campus for permanent improvement. The council paid bail for the campus in December.

Schools Treasurer Jennifer Coldsnow explained that the county auditor’s office budget committee only authorizes the transfer of money to the permanent improvement fund. She said the commission would consider the council’s request at its next meeting before the money could be moved.

In other business, the board approved additional contracts for John Protopapa as head college football coach for 2022-23 and Kaitlyn Culp as junior basketball cheerleading advisor and Amy Gibson and Christa Stark in as yearbook co-advisers for the 2021-2022 school year; and hired Jennifer Hartman as a home tutor for the remainder of the current school year.

Additionally, the board accepted a bid of $107,508 from Myers Equipment for a new 2022 school bus; allowed the band to travel to Disney World to perform from February 15–20, 2023; and endorsed Joseph Marks as Trustee of the Leetonia Community Public Library Board for a term from January 2022 to December 2028.

Also at the meeting, the board approved the establishment of the John Rydarowicz Scholarship Fund and accepted donations of $200 from Columbiana Foods/Calcutta Giant Eagle to the high school’s main fund, $1,666 from Leetonia Athletic Boosters to the additional boys’ basketball/high school cheerleading funds. , $1,000 from Michele Gillis to the Jackie Batcha Memorial Fund, $80 from Richard Sweitzer to the Perkins-Tortora Fellowship, $25 from Dennis and Carolyn Falzetta to the Perkins-Tortora Fellowship, $500 from Walter Rohrer to the Judy Rohrer Memorial Fellowship , $200 from Hogan’s Bakery to the high school principal’s fund, $100 from JP and Connie Frenger to the nurses’ supplement fund, $1,185 from various individuals and community organizations to the elementary school student activity fund at the memory of Sue Manzi and $475 from various people in the community to nurse the supplementary fund in memory of Mary Ann Hosack.

Special meetings for bargaining sessions with employees are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on February 25, 6 p.m. on March 4 and at an undetermined time on March 5.

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