School Board Quick Takes: Board Approves Basketball Coach, Retirements

A quick rundown of what happened at Wednesday night's North Canton City Schools Board of Education meeting

North Canton City Schools Board of Education met inside the Media Center Wednesday night. Here are some highlights from the meeting:

  • Board member Chris Thomas made a motion to table two agenda items — an agreement between the district and EJ Therapy Services and an agreement with Theresa Kinkead, a certified occupational therapy assistant. Both items relate to services for special needs students.

Thomas said he wasn't sure why the district continues to work with the two instead of seeking assistance through the Stark County Educational Service Center. The board tabled the items; meanwhile, Superintendent Michael Gallina said he'll inquire about Thomas' question.

  • Board members discussed the  with Clearmount Elementary Principal Matthew Ile and Orchard Hill Principal Renee Manse. Clearmount and Northwood will remain elementaries, while Orchard Hill and Greentown will become intermediate schools. Ile and Manse updated the board about what the school day will look like for students at those schools.
  • Ted Hall, dean of students at the Mary L. Evans Early Childhood Center, spoke about school's successful . He was accompanied by teacher Kerrie Steepleton a handful of kindergartners who shared what they liked about the program, which helped Gibbs Elementary (in Canton City School District). The elementary received a check for $3,878 to buy new books.
  • A representative from Goodyear spoke about the Goodyear Engineering Career Day and congratulated Hoover High's girls' engineering group for its win that day. The group  for coming out on top.
  • The board approved the resignation for retirement for biology and chemistry teacher Richard Sliter and the resignation of science teacher Jessica Haines.
  • The board also approved  for Hoover High girls basketball.

The board made its way through the night's agenda (see the full agenda in the PDFs section of this update) without issues.


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