C-L addresses COVID-19 issues

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

CARDINGTON — Meeting via Zoom, members of the Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education heard Superintendent Brian Petrie describe the district’s status on the COVID-19 virus.

Responding to a question posed by John Edwards, parent of two Cardington-Lincoln High school students, Petrie said, “Our top priority is the welfare of our students and we understand that an important component of the school experience for the students is involvement in both academic and extracurricular activities.

“Our staff and coaches have worked diligently at following the protocols set forth by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Ohio Department of Health in order to create a safe environment for our students. Our athletic director is in regular contact with other schools to determine the safety of participating in contests with our partner schools. We use local, immediate health data to determine the feasibility of participating in individual contests as opposed to canceling seasons in their entirety.”

In other business:

• The school’s FFA program and its advisor, Erin Wollett, recognized for their Parliamentary Procedure Novice and advancement qualifying them for state competition.

• Treasurer Jon Mason presented the treasurer’s report followed by the board’s approval of the new fund, Pirate News Network and approval of the ODE Bus purchase grant in the amount of $46,438.

• Petrie said there is a holiday food distribution on Monday, Dec. 21, at the high school from 3:30 to 6 p.m. for youths ages 1-18. Food can be picked up at the side door of the high school.

This program is prepared by the Food Services Department and is a result of the USDA Food Grant program, the same that funds the summer meals program.

• Approved the negotiated agreement between the Cardington-Lincoln board of education and the Cardington-Lincoln Faculty Association. Effective from the date of the ratification to June 30, 2021.

• Board member Quinn Maceyko, also a member of Friends of Cardington, explained that because the annual Christmas in Cardngton was cancelled a special program is being carried out and he thanked the Cardington FFA members for helping to light up the Community Park.

He said Lori Levings and her fourth grade students placed decorative lights at the elementary school and FFA students placed lights at the high school. He thanked several individuals who made wreaths, etc.

Maceyko said he had attended a village Economic Development meeting.

• Named president pro tem is Pat Clark and treasurer pro tem is Jon Mason.

• The board will meet on Jan. 11 at a venue to be determined.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel