Switzerland of Ohio School Board President Denise Riley, right, shares information with board members Sarah Smith, center, and Beverly Anderson, left, at the Nov. 28 School Board meeting.

Backpacks brim, students sing and woodpeckers fall

The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District had their monthly board meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the School Board building in Woodsfield.

Many outside partners had worked to bring about $110,000 to the Blessings in a Backpack program, which allows children in need to be discreetly provided with food over the weekend so they can come back refreshed and ready for the week to start. The program had been fully funded through the next year, said Superintendent Jeff Greenley, thanks to grant writer Diane Burkhart, who had coordinated and spearheaded that effort.

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