GREEN: The Green Board of Education has approved eight contracts totaling almost $428,000, but expenditures are less than previous years.
Superintendent Michael Nutter said Monday night's action by the board amounted to notable cost savings.
''We're trying to do things so our kids can excel while [at the same time] being fiscally responsible,'' he said.
Three contracts were for reading and language arts materials, which Nutter explained are important to enhance students' education, with much being Web-based, reducing the number of textbooks needed.
The board approved a $175,555 contract to purchase Read 180 Next Generation and System 44, comprehensive, Web-based Tier II and Tier III intervention programs for students in fourth through 12th grades.
Also adopted was another $98,520 contract for Expert 21, language arts texts, ancillary teacher materials and Web-based resources for grades six through eight.
Another $21,457 contract was for the Scholastic Reading Inventory for students grades three to 12.
A $9,373 replacement contract with SchoolWires of State College, Pa., for website services was at a 32 percent savings over last year.
A $2,685, one-year contract with Ohio School Comp of Cleveland for services related to workers' compensation represents a $300 savings.
The district's $400 agreement with Ohio Schools Council for participation in a cooperative purchasing program, Nutter said, saved about $5,000 last year alone.
The board's contract with Rachel Wixey & Associates of Toledo for substitute teachers, Nutter said, represents a $4,000 savings.
The board also approved a $119,968 contract, covered through other tax sources, for two case managers from Child Guidance & Family Solutions of Akron to perform services in assisting the lead teacher in developing appropriate behavioral interventions for individual students.