Perkins Schools' Lead Nurse Will Depart District At End Of School Year

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In what turned out to be a bittersweet celebration of School Nurses Day, the Perkins Local School District Board of Education on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Perkins Lead Nurse Lisa Miller.

She will complete her current contract that runs through the end of this school year.

“I cannot say enough about what Nurse Lisa has done leading us through the COVID pandemic,” Superintendent Todd Boggs told the Board. “You have given so much Nurse Lisa, especially in the last year. … I just want to say thank-you.”

Nurse Lisa earlier this spring notified the school district that she would be leaving to take a nurse practitioner position with the Erie County Health Department’s Community health Centers. She has been lead nurse at Perkins Schools since 2015 and had been a substitute nurse prior to that.

“It is bittersweet–I love it here,” Nurse Lisa said. “But I’m not going that far. I have kids here, and I’ll still be here.”

Nurse Lisa has three children, who attend Perkins Schools, and also serves as president of the Perkins PTO.

During the pandemic, Nurse Lisa has played a vital role. With the schools open to students and staff every day since the start of school last August, Nurse Lisa has been responsible for recording and contact tracing of all reported cases of COVID-19.

The Board also voted to approve a one-year contract for Amy Koch for the 2021-2022 school year. Nurse Amy this school year served as the school nurse at Meadowlawn Intermediate School and the move ensures that the district will have at least three full-time nurses for the district.

In other action, the Board also
• Approved new contracts for Meadowlawn Principal Jeremy Hiser, Furry Elementary School Principal Jenn Yost, and Perkins High School Assistant Principal Drew Davie;
• Accepted the resignations of groundskeeper Stan Barrett and bus driver Thomas Rogers; and
• Approved the PHS graduating class of 2021.

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