Silver Creek school board appoints and acknowledges

SILVER CREEK – During the Silver Creek Board of Education meeting held Jan. 22 there were some new people appointed and acknowledged.

An acknowledgment of the Eugene Burgess Memorial Scholarship Fund has been approved. Burgess had been a life long supporter of the school district.

“We were contacted by individuals who wanted to make a fund in his honor,” Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich said. “This way Eugene can continue to serve his district.”

Since Caitlin Kane has resigned as junior varsity softball coach, John Hilliker has been appointed to take over.

The board permanently appointed bus drivers John Shepard and Tom Woodward.

Jill Valvo was appointed the internal claims auditor.

“Jill comes very qualified,” President Martha Howard said. “I think she will be an excellent fit.”

Ljiljanich said the rally to save Lake Shore was a huge success.

“We had a thousand people at the school,” he said. “There is six million dollars raised for the hospital to stay open.”