ANDOVER TOWNSHIP — The Pymatuning Valley Local School Board has scheduled a 10 a.m. meeting Thursday to discuss potential design options for the district’s storage building, planned for construction northwest of the middle school.

PVLS Superintendent Chris Edison said the meeting will review options with design firm H&H Enterprises. Land was cleared for the project last year and the district hopes to finalize the next phase of development soon.

Many school district employees received their first COVID-19 vaccinations on Feb. 5, Edison said.

“We had over 70 percent who have received the vaccination,” he said.

The Ashtabula County Health Department conducted the vaccination program with the Pymatuning Valley employees and those from the Jefferson Area Local Schools, he said.

The district used a “calamity day” so there was no school for students and the employees could receive their vaccinations. He said he hopes to have the same format for the second shot on a Friday, if everything works out as planned.

The Friday shot allows for weekend recovery if there are reactions, as has been the case for some people.

On Monday evening the school board approved a college credit agreement with Stark State College and Eastern Gateway Community College, approved the disposal of two buses and the purchase of two new buses.

The school board also approved the creation of the Steven A. Urchek Memorial Scholarship Fund and a donation of $4,000 to the Harbor in the Storm Scholarship fund from Thomas and Jacalyn Vogt was accepted by the board.

Urchek, a long-time teacher, baseball coach and assistant basketball and football coach at PV, died in January after battling cancer.


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