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Superintendent's Message


Dear Boardman Residents,

In my last days as superintendent I want to thank the community for all your support over the years.  It seems like yesterday that I was hired as a librarian at Glenwood Middle School and I never imagined that I would retire as superintendent 44 years later.  Your support of the Boardman Schools has helped maintain what many consider to be one of the premier school systems in the State of Ohio. 

Thanks also to the Boards of Education that have entrusted me with the awesome responsibility of this office over the past 12 years.  I especially wish to thank former Superintendent Larry Saxton for taking a risk on someone who had no experience as a principal when he hired me to be the leader at Market Street Elementary in 1996. 

I also want to thank all the teachers and support staff with whom I have worked over the past 44 years.  All that we as a district have accomplished over the years has been the result of all the highly talented and dedicated employees in this district. 

Finally, though I believe that I am leaving this school district in great shape, Superintendent Tim Saxton will take the Boardman Schools to even greater heights.  There are few people in this community who have Tim’s passion for Boardman.  If you give him the same level of trust and support that you have given me over the years, I know there will be even greater things on the horizon for the Boardman Schools in the future.

With great love and appreciation for this community and a thankful heart,

Frank Lazzeri

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