The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD) Board of Education met for its regular session meeting on April 17. The highlight of the meeting was the discussion of the rumored closure of Beallsville High School (see front page article). However, several other orders of business were completed during the meeting.
A highlight of the meeting was a $10,000 donation from EdgeMarc Energy Holdings, LLC. The company gave $5,000 to the athletic fund for pay-to-play fees and $5,000 for text books. Along with the check, the company donated three banners made by the M.A.C.O. Workshop.
“EdgeMarc Energy’s Community Outreach program does focus extensively on youth educational enrichment. Our Community Outreach program will grow with our business, so that we can continue offering support to the families/communities in the years to come,” said company representative Tina Jones. SOLSD Superintendent John Hall said of the company's donation, “They thought it was also important to make a donation on the academic side.”
Also making a donation was Johnson Construction. The company gave a check in the amount of $500 to the Beallsville High School athletic fund.
Another important order of business was adding days to this year's school calendar. During this year's harsh winter, a total of 13 days of school were missed due to inclement weather. With the normal five calamity days, four extra granted by the state on March 26, and a day made-up with a blizzard pack, three days were left to make-up. After a board vote, the extra days will be completed by adding June 2, June 3 and June 4 to this year's school calendar.