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Benjamin Logan receives Excellent with Distinction (Audio included)

Benjamin Logan Superintendent Lori Lytle presented the board of education with an academic improvement banner Monday.

The district recently obtained the rating of Excellent with Distinction. This is the first time the district has received that honor. Lytle thanked staff and parents for all they that have done to improve the students' academics.

The board of education also approved a bid worth $51,956 to Lee's Roofing and Spouting for wall repairs at the high school. Three of the walls around the school's gym need repaired. This is because of a design flaw when the building was built. The flashing was installed incorrectly and weep holes were not spaced right. The repairs would put metal sides three-quarters of the way down the three walls. Doing this would help keep water from damaging the walls any further. The metal sides will be a close match in color to the building's bricks.

Lytle discusses the honor and repairs.

The board of education also accepted continuing contracts for four staff members. Contracts were issued to Jamison Hughes and Spencer Reames as certified staff and Cynthia Corwin and James Furlong as classified staff.

The FCCLA received a $1,000 Act Out Loud grant from the National Organization for Youth Safety to support activities to make students better aware of the concerns of texting and driving.

The board also recognized two sets of seniors of the month. For February, Mary Evans and Daniel Comer were recognized. Mary Kerns and Sean Daugherty were honored for March.

During her report to the board, Superintendent Lytle said the district received an invite to the Ohio School Board Association Conference for improvements in the district's value-added score.

There will be a groundbreaking for natural gas lines on the district’s campus Wednesday at noon.

The Benjamin Logan Board of Education will meet again on May 20th at 7 pm.

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