LAKE TWP.  After returning from executive session during May 16 during the regular meeting, the Lake Local Schools Board of Education approved a safety and security resolution as recommended by the Stark County Educational Service Center for joining the Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health (SCSFD). It passed by a 4 to 1 vote.

Board Member David Poling voted no on the resolution stating that he is in support of providing more mental health resources, but how the money would be distributed "is too ambiguous."

"I think there are still some questions that need answered, plus I don’t think the money is the right dollar amount," he said.


- Held the monthly Hartville Lion’s Club, Uniontown Lion’s Club and the Lake Board of Education recognition program. The following students and staff were recognized: Gina Copeland and Brody Dyrlund, 3rd grade; Samantha Weaver and Drew Bonvenuto, 5th grade; Riley Lamlien and Nick Teeple 8th grade; Savanah Coblentz and Andrew Stadulis, 12th grade. Also, recognized Beth McAlonan, teacher of the month; Jodi Curtis, bus driver of the month; and Jennifer Thompson, volunteer of the month.

- Accepted the following two donations: $1,400 from Traveling Classrooms, proceeds of the eight-grade trip to Philadelphia/Gettysburg and eight-computers valued at $800 each from Steel Equipment Specialists.

- Approved the graduating class of 2018 upon its completion of academic requirements and upon verification by the high school principal. The list has 274 students scheduled to graduate 3 p.m. May 19 at the Canton Civic Center.

UP NEXT: Meets 7:30 p.m., May 21 at Lake Middle School, 511 Market Ave. SW