KEY ACTION: The board of education heard a presentation from Steven Wright, fire chief of the Arrowhead Joint Fire District in Gnadenhutten, on the district's upcoming levy on the November general election ballot. The district is seeking a 4-mill additional levy for current expenses. The board did not endorse the levy, and Wright did not ask for one.
• The board accepted a $10,000 donation from the Rosenberry Foundation for Project Lead the Way; a $1,000 donation from the Tuscarawas County Foundation for Project Lead the Way; a $333.33 donation from the Marsh Foundation for Project Lead the Way; and a donation of a golf cart from the Indian Valley Athletic Boosters.
• The board accepted a $11,500 donation for scholarships from the Whitney-Proctor Foundation Inc. of Cambridge. The foundation, which also assists students from Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools, provides scholarships for three graduating seniors at Indian Valley each year.
• The board approved Ryan Burrier and Keely Kochman as Straight A Grant professional developmental coordinators at a rate of $1,500 for the 2017-2018 school year.
• The board heard a presentation from Diana Rogers, regional coordinator for High Schools That Work, a program in which school districts support one another. Indian Valley is one of 28 schools in northeast Ohio and 1,200 across the country that participates in the program.
• The board approved an overnight trip to the 2017 National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., from Oct. 25 to 28.
UP NEXT: The board will meet a 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the board of education office in Gnadenhutten.