n Tioga School District held their first district board meeting Aug. 14 for the 2017-18 school year.

Superintendent Dr. Diana Barnes recognized Karen Vayanski, who was an English teacher at Cowanesque Valley High School and worked for the district for 15 and a half years.

Joann Banik, the Food Service Director for the school district, thanked and recognized the summer food program volunteers. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provides meals to anyone 18 and younger when school is not in session during the summer. The district was able to use eight sites throughout the area this year, according to Banik.

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