George W. Davis
Ohio.com correspondent

GREEN – The Board of Education and Superintendent Michael Nutter turned Monday night’s monthly session into an honors and recognition night, saluting recent retirees, state contest winners and donors contributing to programs within the schools.
 
Nutter honored 10 new retirees for their total of 277 years of devotion to the Green Schools.


He presented gifts to transportation staffer Rachel Kapper and teacher Daniel Gourley for their service to the district for 34 and 31 years, respectively.
 
Also honored but not present for the ceremony were speech therapist Luan Korosa, 34 years; teachers Kathleen Thaxton, 33 years, and Shelly Ziesenheim, 31 years; transportation staffer Judy Crewes, 25 years; aides Karen Fodor, 31 years, Sue Vallee, 20 years, and Doris Sweitzer, 16 years; and cafeteria worker Robin Smeltz, 22 years.
 
Also honored were middle school student Alanna Walsh and high school student Jessica Dixon as winners of the annual Laws of Life essay contest at the state level.
Recognition and acceptance also were given to:
Cathy Cull, winner of the Chevrolet and Scott’s Diamonds & Dreams Field Makeover, who donated $20,000 to the schools for improvements at the district’s baseball field.
The Sheetz Corp. for providing a $500 grant to teacher Heather Davis for the purchase of a laptop computer.


Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics of Green, Securro Family Insurance and Bair’s Inc., for $600 donations each to the Bulldog Dash 5K Run/walk, Pup Fun Run.
 
The school board also approved:


A two-day contract for $550 per day with the Summit County Educational Service Center for an audiologist.


Support of the Ohio Performance Pilot Project to develop and pilot test performance tasks.


The next school board meeting will be Oct. 22 at the Central Administration Building at 1755 Town Park Blvd. The November meeting has been changed to Nov. 14 at Green High School. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m.