Cardington considers school calendar

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

CARDINGTON — The school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year was given a hearing when the Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education met Monday, Feb. 10.

Because Labor Day is later than usual, Sept. 7, school will begin Sept. 8 on the proposed calendar. The calendar lists the holidays to be observed with no school and June 3, 2021 as the last day for students. Graduation will take place June 6, 2021.

According to the state there must be 30 days between the calendar hearing and a vote on it so that date will be determined later because the next board meeting falls short of the 30 day requirement.

Giving his report was district treasurer Jon Mason who said “We have gone through five years of the 3/4 per cent school district income tax and stepped into the sixth year. He said it is distributed every quarter and has stayed strong. This income tax generates about $1 million, he said.

Superintendent Brian Petrie said that this shows the strength of the local economy.

Petrie told the board the River Valley School District had contacted him about assuming the Summer Lunch program that the Cardington district has provided for several years. He will bring more information to the next meeting.

In other business, the board:

• Approved a donation of $2500 from the Athletic Boosters to the Athletic Department toward the purchase of indoor batting cages

• Approved a donation of eight computer carts to the Middle/high school and elementary libraries from the Cardington-Lincoln Public Library with an estimated value of $1,600.

• Petrie recognized the artwork displayed in the board of education meeting room compliments of the eighth grade students, being a form of Meditation drawing.

• He also gave an update on the Proving Ground work with Harvard, a study being done in Ohio and New York on improving school attendance and he gave an update on the Ed Choice Legislation at Columbus.

• Accepted the supplemental contract resignation of Bill Brooks, junior high school boys basketball effective Jan. 15, and classified contract of Lori Frost, assistant cook at the middle school with her last day worked being Jan. 17.

• Eleven title grants were approved and Todd Jolliff was approved as a tutor for home instruction retro to Jan. 6, 2020.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel