City school board welcomes new employees

STEUBENVILLE –The Steubenville Board of Education held a brief meeting Thursday at the high school.

The board welcomed several new employees to the staff of the Steubenville City Schools. The new employees include Howard Todd Criss, safety coordinator; Kimberly Free, substitute teacher; and Annie McKenna, water aerobics teacher. They also voted to extend Joe Nocera’s contract for an additional 50 days.

The board also accepted the resignations of two employees. Ronald Eaton and Jacob Taylor, both part-time maintenance workers, have resigned their positions.

The board approved for the school treasurer to purchase the property located at 319 1/2 N. Fourth Street.

In other news, the board announced that the McKinley S.T.E.M. Academy will hold an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 25.

The school will house grades preschool through fourth grade and offer, what officials are calling a “non-traditional learning experience.”

The school will focus on project-based learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The board announced high school will be holding its annual prom on April 27.