OC board to vote on several matters

Oil City School Board members heard about several matters Monday that will come up for votes at next week’s meeting.

The board will vote Monday on updates to school policy on issues such as school security and safety, emergency preparedness and response, and student expression/distribution and posting of materials, among other things.

Superintendent Lynda Weller said the majority of the updates were based on recommendations by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association to keep up with regulations and keep the school district compliant with current laws.

The board will also vote next week on hiring Julia Nesbella as a full-time paraprofessional for the middle school Life Skills classroom. The board will also hire a 6-hour paraprofessional at the South Side schools, and that person will be announced next week.

The panel will also vote on student fund-raiser requests, including a request by the National Honor Society to sponsor an alumni basketball game, “Route 8 Rivalry vs. Cancer”, on Friday, March 27.

Proceeds from the fund-raiser, which will be a joint effort between Oil City and Franklin schools, will benefit the Kirtland Cancer Foundation and the family of Oil City police officer Steve Rembold, who is battling cancer.

Weller told the board the dates have been set for the spring high school musical. “Mamma Mia” will be performed March 12-14.

All nine board members attended Monday’s meeting.

The board will hold its February voting meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the administration offices on Grandview Road.