BELLAIRE The Bellaire Local School District Board of Education took the first step to have a levy placed on the May ballot during its regular meeting Monday.
It will be the eighth attempt by the district to get it out of fiscal emergency and the latest attempt to generate new operating funds for the district which it hasn't done in 37 years.
During the meeting, the board approved a resolution of necessity from the county auditor's office for the emergency tax levy. No millage was specified but the district is looking to generate $698,325 annually if the levy is approved.
The board also held up on making any appointments to the Bellaire Library Board of Directors. The school board normally appointments on member a year to the library board, but this year, because of a resignation, it is being asked to make two appointments. Before making any appointments, the board will be sending a correspondence to the library board to request a copy of the bylaws.
Recognized during the Parade of Champions from Bellaire Elementary School were: students Marissa Pacifico, Quentin Scott, Brenna Banal, Tyson Carter, Alexis Smith, Skyler Youngs, Reagan Fields, Devin Schramm, Isaac McConnell and Nia Johnson.
Students from Bellaire Middle School who were honored were: Bryanna Beckett, Noah Clark Kaitlyn Kosky, Ryan Muklewicz, Lizzy Diehl, Jacob Clark, Dawnell Ticarich and Scott Mehlman.
The high school recognized all the students who got straight "As" for the first quarter of the school year. Those students are: Tyler Bass, Tyson Camsky, Abbey Cusick, Marissa Dippel, Bethany Hawkins, Riley Hoepfner, Sarah McAninch, Katelyn Melott, Lexi Parker, Sloane Porter, Rylie Purtiman, Shayla Rosen, Bryce Shiftlett, William Silber, Taylor Stoner, Josh Bumgardner, Tylar Eden, Natori Neff, Raven Shively, Olivia Tranovich, Alexis Wright, Megan Booth, Talia Duffy, Elisha Gillepsie, Lauren Hagiloizou, Lizzy Hawkins, Christina Iwersen, Stephanie LaRoche, Greg Mehlman, Taylor Moore, Mathilde Muzard, Alex Tourchette, Spencer Badia, Jenna Bellville, Amy Mehlman, John Roskovich, Aubrey Ryan and Helen Stoneking.
The board also met in executive session for about 20 minutes for the purpose of discussing the employment of personnel and negotiations.
The board's organizational meeting is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 13 in the high school cafeteria which is set to be followed by its regular meeting at 6 p.m.