Superintendent's Message

Joseph Siefke

Dear Lisbon Schools Community,

Welcome Back to the 2021-2022 School Year: Our continued collaboration with the Columbiana County Health Department will include updating our students and families on the latest guidelines, procedures and precautions necessary to ensure a safe return to school. We have made tremendous strides against the spread of COVID within our school community and acknowledge the importance of continuing this fight with vigilance to provide a learning environment that best allows for student success. As we reflect on the last 19 months, we are continually impressed with how our school community responded to the challenges we faced. We are happy to be at a point where we intend to return to school as “normal” as possible.  There are several things that came up through our experience that ended up being positive strategies for the school day.  Increased attention to hand washing, hand sanitizing, and overall cleanliness of the facility will still be emphasized. The restart plan for the Lisbon School district can be found on the school’s website and as always please call the Lisbon BOE with any concerns or questions.


Face coverings for the Lisbon Exempted Village School District will be optional.  We will leave the decision to wear or not wear a mask up to each individual family. In addition, there currently is no mandate for vaccinations. At this point, due to a federal mandate, masks must be worn on public transportation to include school buses and school van transportation.  Masks will be provided in school offices and classrooms for students who wish to utilize them.  Our kids and community have built resilience over the last year and a half and it is important that we continue to be flexible in our attitudes and actions as we monitor local data and new mandates as they arise. In the meantime, we must honor each other and respect our individual choices. This approach should allow our school community to have another successful school year! Here are some important dates to keep in mind for the month of August:

Go Blue Devils!!


Joseph Siefke
Superintendent Lisbon Schools


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