Shadyside BOE, police seeking arson suspects

SHADYSIDE – The Shadyside Board of Education and the village police are looking for the individuals who set a recycling bin on fire at Jefferson Elementary.

Board members made that announcement at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

One of the teachers saw the fire and put it out.

While there was no damage, according to Superintendent/High School Principal John Haswell, the fire could have been far worse since the recycling items that were on fire were situated right next to the rubber recycling bin.

In other school district matters, Shadyside High School has been challenged by Bellaire High School in a scrapping technology challenge. Bins will be placed by the bus garage so residents in the community can drop off computers, laptops and televisions, etc. The bins will be delivered today.

The school board noted that work on the field house is continuing. The lighting has been redone and now workers are remodeling the showers, which have not been redone in several years. The labor for this project has been volunteered, while the board is paying the cost of the material. The material will cost $6,000 and will come out of the permanent improvement fund.

The showers will not be tiled at this time, but the board will hold fundraisers in the future to pay for the tile.

The Shadyside High School graduation will be held on May 23 at 7 p.m.

The next school board meeting will be held on May 28 at 6 p.m.

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