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The Lake-Lehman School Board will enter into a win-win contract to increase energy efficiency at the district’s buildings.

At its April 8 meeting, the boardof education approved the execution of an agreement with CM3 Building Solutions for a guaranteed energy performance contract.

This type of contract provides energy-saving equipment. Under the contract, the equipment is guaranteed by the state to produce savings equal to or greater than the amount of the amortization payment on the loan. Energy efficient boilers, windows and lighting might be part of the energy savings package.

The board hired Stevens & Lee, P.C. as bond counsel for the project and PNC Capital Markets LLC as projct underwriter.

The board also accepted the $65,000 bid of All American Tracks of Amherst, Ohio for resurfacing of the athletic field’s running track.

Superintendent James McGovern had lots to brag about in his remarks. He honored three students from Ross Elementary who were state winners of the Zaner-Bloser writing contest. Sarah Bednarek, Andrew Jubis and Karlee Kreller received certificates from the district. In a special moment, McGovern called board member Bo Kreller up to present his daughter Karlee with her certificate.

McGovern also acknowledged the winning History Day team at the high school.

The superintendent also gave credit to a number of Lake-Lehman school district employees and volunteers for pulling off a minor miracle in gaining a $500,000 gaming grant for improved sports facilities.

McGovern said the district’s grant writing process was only begun on December 10, 2012 with a deadline of December 31 of the same year. He praised Lori Bednarek, special projects coordinator for the district, for the success of the grant.

According to McGovern the district is committed to providing all new facilities and improvements asked for in the grant even though the district had requested more than $800,000.

McGovern announced that Saturday community work days will help make up the discrepancy in funds. He also said the district’s large fundraiser, the Knight of Mayhem, will still take place on June 1 even though the cost of the new turf is being provided by the grant.

The board also accepted, with regret, the resignation of Mary Slaby, a language arts teacher; Nancy Walters, elementary/remedial reading teacher; and Catherine Wolfe, a language arts teacher. The teachers were praised for their contributions to the district.

The board’s next regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 13 . in the library of the Junior-Senior High School.

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