The Marion Center school board last night heard a presentation from a student who attended the National Youth Leadership Conference on Law and CSI in July in the nation's capital. Melissa Armstrong, a senior this year, told the board the conference offered activities such as supreme court simulations, practicing being a real defense or prosecution attorney and speaking with experienced law professionals. Amstrong expressed gratitude for everyone that made her trip to the conference possible.
The Indiana County Bar Association, Marion Center Bank, several law offices and many others in the community came together to raise money for Armstrong to attend the program.
Two board members, Lori Marshal and Keith Eisenberg, were honored for their time on the board. This was the last board meeting for both of them. Eisenberg had served on the board for four years, plus a previous eight years before. Marshal had served for four years at Marion Center.
Superintendent Frank Garritano reported on the continuation of a policy that will allow surplus school property to be advertised and sold through the school website instead of paying to advertise the items through a newspaper or other services. Although the school currently had nothing to sell, Garritano said that items such as outdated electronics or musical instruments could be sold this way.
A reorganization session will be held Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. A combined working and voting meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 9.