Lake board adds counselor for the high school


MILLBURY — Increasing demands on Lake High School students led to the hiring of an additional counselor.

At this month’s meeting, the board of education approved hiring Lauren Miller, who had done a counseling
internship with the high school.
“We will be able to provide so much more support,” said Tracy Orians, the other counselor at the high
After the meeting, Superintendent Jim Witt said that the district has a counselor at the elementary,
middle school and high school. An additional one is sorely needed at the high school, he said.
“A school of our size should have two,” he said. “Tracy, she’s overloaded.”
The demands include high school students needing college and career readiness and help with mental health
issues, Witt said.
Also at the April 17 meeting, the board:
• Heard that the preschool has been rated a five-star program by the Ohio Department of Education, which
is the highest rating available.
• Recognized several students for their achievements. The chorale performed a song before heading to
state competition. Antonio Lecki placed at state for wrestling, The girls varsity basketball team was
the NBC champions. The cheerleading team placed fifth at state. Aeden Alder, Caleb Herman and Skyler
Weaver placed at state for speech and debate.
• Approved donations of $3,000 for the Lake Elementary Mentor Program by Jones-Hamilton and a $400 Weril
Baritone Horn by Steve and Cheryl Hankish.
• Went into executive session to discuss employment of a public official, investigation of
charges/complaints and the purchase of property. No action was taken.

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