Lakota Local School Board honors faculty, prepares for school year’s end

KANSAS — The oard of education and attending faculty members said “good-bye” to a building secretary, food service coordinator and retiring school nurse, before welcoming a new one.

The first major order of business was to recognize the retirement of Cynthia Eidenour, Kristy Ruble, and Beth Crawford, after a combined 70 years of service to Lakota Local Schools. Each retiree was given an engraved blanket, and praised by speakers, who discussed the impact they made on students, staff, and other faculty members.

Of Beth Crawford’s six years as school nurse, elementary school principal Dana Ward said that despite being “Always busy, she (Crawford) handled everything with an incredible amount of calm.” Kristy Ruble, the school’s food service coordinator was described by Michelle Guzman as “The ultimate grandma,” whose love of kids and students would be missed, almost as much as the students would miss Ruble’s presence. Finally, Cynthia Eidenour’s 34 years with Lakota local schools is hailed as a “constant” by HS principal Sherry Sprow, who spoke of Eidenour as a mentor to many, whom “everyone could tell, she (Eidenour) knows what she’s talking about.”

After thanking Crawford, Ruble and Eidenour again and wishing them luck, the board introduced the schools’ new nurse, Ashley Michaels. Michaels offered some brief words on her nine year’s experience as a working nurse, most recently at Clyde-Green Springs schools, among other facilities, and her excitement to come to Lakota, where she said of the faculty, “I can tell that you guys all really care about the kids.”

Before adjournment, the schools’ resident food service authority, Guzman, shared with the board the “numbers” and national requirements behind menu options for school lunches.

Additional information:

• HS Fine Arts Festival – Friday, 6- 9 p.m.

• Last day of classes at Vanguard-Sentinel – May 23.

• Middle School Honors Assembly – May 24.

• MS Toledo Mud Hens Game – May 29.

• Presentation on the dangers of “vaping” and other drugs by Sandusky County Prevention Partners (HS) – May 30.

• High school graduation – June 2, 2 p.m.