BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Boardman Local Schools Board of Education met Saturday for their quarterly meeting.
Because it was the first meeting of the year, Superintendent Tim Saxton asked school leaders to bring in their goals for the year.
Saxton said the administrators and teachers are excited because it’s a special year for the district.
Boardman got rid of the middle school and created a 5th and 6th grade intermediate school on Market Street called Boardman Center Intermediate School, along with a 7th and 8th grade junior high school called Glenwood Middle School.
“It’s been 30-something years since we’ve done something like this, so there’s a lot of excitement. We probably have over 50 percent of our 5th through 8th grade teachers in a new classroom. So there’s just a lot of energy and excitement,” Saxton said.
Instead of breaking into separate middle schools and meeting for the first time during their freshman year of high school, the students are able to come together as a whole class in 5th grade. Saxton said it will help create a more unified district.
Boardman Center Intermediate School had a makeover to get ready for the school year. All of the changes didn’t cost tax payers a dime, donations covered the project.
The Boardman Township Board of Trustees also met for a quick meeting in the school district building on Saturday.
The group agreed to purchase three new Ford police cars for just over $100,000. The Trustees wanted to get the order in for the cars as soon as possible before they go up in value.