January is Board Recognition Month and the students of Brentmoor Elementary found a special way to thank the Mentor Public Schools Board of Education during their meeting Tuesday.
First, they serenaded them with a pair of songs. Then they gave the Board members, as well as Superintendent Matt Miller and district CFO Daniel Wilson, "emergency kits."
The kits included rubber bands "to stretch the budget," sticky notes "to help (them) remember everything," tissues "for parents with issues," band-aids, Tums and Aspirin "for the bad days" and more.
"It's days like this that make it worthwhile," Board Member Alan Mihok told the children after their presentation, "even the days when we need the Tums and band-aids."
Also at the Board meeting:
- The district recognized its Service Facility recipients. These awards recognize Mentor Schools employees who have put forth the extra effor to provide the best educational environment possible. This year's recipients were Marianne Boomer, Robert Haag, Arlene Sohl and Claire Titchmeyer.
- Mentor Schools Assistant Superintendent William Porter gave an update on district security and safety measures.