UTICA — On Monday the North Fork Local Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to place an emergency tax levy on the May 3 ballot. If approved by voters in the school district, the money generated by the 6.75 mills will provide $1.36 million for the general operating expenses of the district.
Regarding finances, treasurer Jack McDonald announced the district has been awarded a grant from The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation to purchase one ice machine for each elementary school.
The board approved routine fiscal actions, and renewed membership in the Ohio School Boards Association.
In other action, the board approved the contract for Superintendent Scott Hartley, hired Tim Garee as a wrestling volunteer assistant, accepted the certified and classified substitute lists, and approved Mary Krehlik as a volunteer. It also approved a trip for the Utica High School Jazz Band to perform aboard a cruise ship in March, at no cost to the board.
Bernie Snow was elected board president for 2011, and Ben Bandy was chosen to serve as vice president. David Hayden is the legislative liaison and Robert Kreuger will serve as the student achievement liaison.