South Range school board approves positive financial forecast

CANFIELD — The South Range school board this week approved a five-year financial forecast update that shows a positive cash balance through the end.

Submitted by district Treasurer Mario Nero, the forecast shows positive cash balance of just over $4 million in the first one, but drops to $751,605 in the final one. The forecast also predicts the district will enter a deficit spending in the second year at just under $211,000 and growing to nearly $1.5 million in the final one.

In other business, the board approved a 1.95 percent pay increase for personnel not represented by a union, except superintendent Bethany Carlson and Nero. The raise is the same as those in the teachers and classified unions’ contracts.

The board also accepted the resignation of Eileen Hyland as an instructional aide, hired Heidi Guilliams as middle school ESSER tutor and agreed to continue the Raider Before and After Care Program for 2022-2023 with associated costs paid by parents enrolling eligible children

Additionally the board approved a lease agreement for the South Range Soccer Club to use the district’s south fields. The agreement is the same as the one with the Little Raiders program, in which the organization will maintain and stripe the field and cannot install any permanent structures.

The board also approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2022-2023 school year: Allegretto- Assistant Football Coach, Clyde Beaver III- Girls Varsity Track, Tyler Bradley- Co-MS Football Coach, Ericka Burkey- Academic Challenge, Ericka Burkey- Senior Class, David A. Buzzacco -Co- MS Football Coach, Allison Carrocci – Assistant HS Cheerleading, Charles Colucci – Volunteer Wrestling Coach, Matthew Combs – Freshman Football, Brian Crumbacher – Volunteer Football Coach, Alex Dickey – MS Assistant Football, Bart Dockry – Volunteer Football Coach, Alexis DeMain – Assistant Girls Soccer Coach, Frank Dispenza – Assistant Band Director, Niki Dispenza – Majorettes/Flagline, Keith Drewnoski – Volunteer Football Coach, Donee Feren – Athletic Director, Jeffrey Fishel- Girls Varsity Basketball, Sarah Fishel- Ticket Manager 7-12, Sarah Fishel- National Honor Society, Anthony Foster – Volunteer Football Coach, Cade Frank – Volunteer Speech & Debate, Nicole Fryfogle – Speech & Debate, Mark Giesy- Web Page Manager, Frank Giordano – Assistant Wrestling Coach, Maria Joseph- Yearbook Advisor, Terry Kenney – Assistant Varsity Cross Country, William Klucinec – Boys Varsity Basketball, Roger Lewis – Middle School Band, Roger Lewis – High School Band, Gianna Maranucci Rohan -Junior Class Advisor, David Markulin – Varsity Wrestling Coach, Brock Miller- Assistant Athletic Director 7-12, Brock Miller – 7th Grade Girls Basketball, Christopher Patrone – Assistant MS Football, Brenda Petit- Middle School Student Council, Brenda Petit- Middle School Yearbook Advisor, David Rach – Assistant Football Coach, Jacklyn Racketa – Power of the Pen, Jacklyn Racheta – English Festival, John Richardson – Volunteer Wrestling Coach, James Richley – Assistant Band Director, Angela Rosen- Key Club Advisor, Anne Marie Naples -Assistant Speech and Debate, Donald Newell Jr. – Assistant Wrestling Coach, Donald Newell Sr. – Volunteer Wrestling Coach, Nicole Rothbauer – Volunteer Speech and Debate, Kristen Scott- High School Student Council, Amy Shane – High School Cheerleading, Laurel Sobota – Assistant High School Drama Coach, Michael Sobota – Drama Coach, Michael Sobota – Middle School Drama Coach, Michael Sobota – Facilities Coordinator, Deborah Staffeld – Power of the Pen, Joseph Staffeld – Assistant Boys Soccer Coach, John Tomaino – Assistant Wrestling Coach, *Chad Turchetta – Volunteer Wrestling Coach, Lisa Toy- English Festival, Lisa Toy- Future Teachers of America Advisor and John Veneskey- High School Vocal.

Carlson reminded everybody graduation is at 6 p.m. May 28 and the last day for students is June 2.

Carlson also reported the district continues to seek substitutes for instructional aides, teachers and bus drivers. She said the district will help train anyone who wishes to become certified to drive a bus and “all positions are great for stay-at-home parents who wish to only work while their children are in school.”

The June board meeting has been changed to 3:30 p.m. June 29.



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