Bowling Green schools are still in need of hygiene items and snacks for its students.

At Conneaut Elementary, there has been a need for boys’ clothes sizes 4-6.

“That includes underwear, pants and shorts,” said school board member Ginny Stewart at the Sept. 19 meeting.

She said she was told Crim Elementary has a need for gently used or new athletic shoes for gym class.

The middle school has received a number of donations, including supplies and monetary donations.

A Sept. 20 post of the Junior Bobcats Basics Facebook page indicated an updated list of needs at the middle school include shampoo and conditioner, soap and body wash, deodorant, new or gently used zip-up trappers, and individually wrapped breakfast foods and snacks (breakfast bars, mini muffins, crackers, etc.).

High school administrators “will gladly accept monetary donations or items that they can add to their store,” Stewart said.

There is a PBIS cart at the high school where students can redeem points for items.

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and the board heard a presentation for elementary representatives of what they are doing in their schools to provide positive reinforcements to teach students how to behave and correct negative behavior.

Stewart said the PBIS program at all of the schools can be supported by dropping off a check to the Central Office and marking PBIS in the memo.

“It costs money and there is no (federal) funding,” she said.

There is a need at Kenwood Elementary for snacks and 4- or 6-ounce disposable cups, Stewart said.

Also at the meeting, the board accepted $10,862 in donations, including $2,500 for fifth grade camp from the BG School Foundation, $1,000 for high school cross country from an anonymous donor, and $1,000 to be split equally between the middle and high school pantries from Jerry Greiner.

Other donors include $300 to the BGHS Faculty Book Scholarships from the high school PTO, $500 to the middle school to purchase supplies from Janet and Cale Hover, $100 to the PBIS program from Donald Ullum, and $500 for boys soccer from an anonymous donor,

First United Methodist Church donated $150 to Crim for school supplies, art shirts valued at $150 for the Crim art program, food valued at $200 for Crim, hygiene care packages valued at $250 for Crim fifth graders, and supplies for classrooms/teachers valued at $850 for Kenwood from the church congregation.

Additional donations included snacks valued at $100 for Crim fifth graders from Modern Woodmen, curtains valued at $150 for the Crim library from Kellie Lippold, school supplies valued at $150 for Kenwood from Makayla Williams, school supplies valued at $300 for Kenwood from GKN, school supplies valued at $100 for Kenwood from the Edwards and Ferrari family, backpacks and school supplies valued at $500 for Kenwood from the Tracy family, headphones and toothbrushes valued at $40 for Kenwood from Lynn Pearson, snacks valued at $60 for Kenwood from Eileen Underwood and Richard Rowlands, a cash donation and schools supplies valued at $442 for the middle school from BG Kiwanis, school supplies valued at $100 for district students from Catherine Laney, lunchboxes and school supplies valued at $600 for elementary students from Dustin Shammo at Black Swamp Games, and schools supplies valued at $820 via the Staples donation kit fundraiser.

“Our community has been very supportive of our district, and this is the latest example,” said Superintendent Francis Scruci.

Also at the meeting, the board:

• Accepted the retirement of middle school art teacher Cynthia Marso, effective July 1; the employment of Mikayla Trimpey as teacher and learning secretary; the employment of Erin Wolf as part-time payroll clerk; and the resignation of Alyssa Winkleman as part-time secretary at Kenwood.

• Approved a student activities contract for Tim Parish as high school quiz bowl advisor for $1,490.

• Clarified the district’s pay-to-participate resolution. All funds will go into a new designated athletic fee fund.