The Coshocton County Beacon January 28, 2021 - Page 3

January 28 , 2021 The Beacon • 3

RV celebrates its school board

The River View Local School District will join more than 700 school districts throughout Ohio to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month , superintendent Dalton Summers announced on Jan . 4 .
“ Our school board members are citizenservants who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district , all with minimal pay ,” Summers said . “ Their focus is always on the future success of the children in our district . Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do .”
Serving as a link between the community and classroom , school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools . The River View board is responsible for the annual budget , 1,850 students , 253 employees and five school buildings .
Board members serving River View are David Lapp , Cordell Brown , Larry Pepper , Gail Gallwitz and Evan Fischer .
“ It ’ s more important than ever that communities support public education so that today ’ s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow ,” Summers said . “ Please take a moment and tell school board members ‘ thanks for caring about our children and giving so much to our community .’ Let them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated .”

Leadership teen raising money for Valentine Project

Benjamin Unkefer , a member of the Coshocton County Youth Leadership class , is working to raise funds to donate to the Valentine Project with a raffle basket he put together .
The Valentine Project is a 501 ( c )( 3 ) charitable organization . Its mission is to ship Valentine packages to kids with chronic illnesses all over the state of Ohio . For these kids , being quarantined and careful is critical and a way of life that is not new .
Tickets for the Valentine Project raffle are one for $ 10 , three for $ 20 or 10 for $ 50 . Put your name and phone number on an envelope with your money inside . Place your envelope in the box at The Beacon , which will be checked daily . Unkefer will text you a picture with your name on the correct number of tickets to be put into the drawing . The drawing will be held Tuesday , Feb . 2 at 10 a . m . Josie Sellers from The Beacon will draw the winning ticket .
The raffle basket includes Scentsy and Initials Inc . items , candles , an Ohio State blanket , multiple gift cards to a variety of businesses , and a men ’ s large , lined , hooded Carhartt coat .
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