330.689.5445 4350 Allen Road, Stow, Ohio 44224
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A Letter from The Superintendent

Dear Stow-Munroe Falls City School District Residents,

The Stow-Munroe Falls City School District is committed to being fiscally responsible with all resident taxpayer dollars. I would like to take this time to extend the districts sincere apology in regards to a recent incident involving library books that were accidently placed in a recycle bin.

The library at Kimpton Middle School was recently being painted by several student workers who are employed during the summer.

In order to paint, the books must be taken out of the library. The books were set aside in two piles. One pile was to be recycled, after having met board policy regulations for disposal, and the other pile was to be kept and put back on the shelves after the painting was complete.

It was recently brought to my attention that a large amount of library books were found discarded in the recycle bin at the school. When notified, I immediately stopped all processes until we could investigate.

Unfortunately, there was some miscommunication and the books to be returned to the shelves were accidently thrown into the recycle bin by a student worker.

Principal Susan Palchesko and high school librarian Kelli Lanci were able to locate the books that were accidently thrown into the recycle bin and saved close to 600 books.

The district sincerely apologizes for this mistake and moving forward I have put a policy in place that requires that all items be inspected by the building principal prior to being placed in the recycle bin. This will add another layer to the process in order to help make sure this mistake, accidental as it was, does not happen again.

Again, the district sincerely apologizes for this mistake and remains committed to ensuring all taxpayer dollars are used responsibly.

Sincerely,

Tom Bratten