Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Mr. Siefke

Joseph Siefke

Dear Parents and Community Members,

The Lisbon Exempted Village School District is excited and eager to begin educating our children in the community this fall. We are prepared for a number of ways to educate our students from in-person, remote and hybrid instructional formats. Our goal this year is to provide the best possible instructional opportunities while maintaining an environmentally friendly facility during the COVID19 pandemic. We have worked to mitigate the virus through various protocols. The mask order is in effect district wide and we ask that if your child has a condition that prohibits the wearing of a mask, you provide the appropriate documentation to the building principals. We understand that the safety in wearing the mask may also include individuals that have other health issues that may prohibit them from this Ohio Department of Health Order. The district has secured many other protective measures against the spread of COVID19.

In preparing plans to open Lisbon Schools, we want to assure you that the safety of our students and staff is a top priority. 

The district is working with the Columbiana Health Department regarding health and safety protocols. With COVID-19, things are constantly changing and plans for the school year can change with little notice.  We have added additional safety measures as well as preparing for the possibility of a building closures or modifying schedules. We will work to encompass foreseeable circumstances while being committed to providing a high-quality education for every student to ensure continued academic success.



Daily Temperature Check

Thermal imaging technology takes the temperature of everyone who enters the school buildings. Temperatures appears on the screen; a “green light” indicates they are good to go or if a person has a temperature of 100 or above, a “red warning” will appear with the message “Stop, do not enter.” When a red warning occurs, an individual will go directly to a designated room to see the nurse.  The device also recognizes if someone isn’t wearing a mask.


Hand Sanitizer

   Hand sanitizer will be readily available in the hallways for students and staff. All areas will be frequently cleaned and sanitized, especially high-touch areas. This includes all classrooms including where students come and go from specials, lunch, and recess.

Cleaning Solution

   Each classroom will have a spray bottle of cleaning solution that can be used to clean an area after usage. We have hired extra staff during the day at both buildings to clean contact areas.


Electrostatic Disinfectants

   Custodians will use the Electrostatic Disinfectant Machines to clean every classroom as well as hallways after hours. The machines will also be used to clean school buses between pickups and dismissals at both buildings. 



The district has secured dividers for lunch tables and other areas necessary to reduce the potential of an exposure to illness.

   The building principals and teaching staff will be providing important information to students and parents about the responsibilities necessary to remain open during this fall. One of the biggest measures to keep illness out of our schools is that parents/guardians monitor for symptoms and check temperatures daily before sending their children to school. If your child has any symptoms of illness, please do not send them to school and seek medical attention.

   The welfare of your child is as important to the whole system as it is to you at home. We are in this together, and we all must team up to keep the entire school free from COVID19 and other common diseases. Your help is critical in our success.

   I hope that everyone stays safe and well, while having a successful school year. I look forward to seeing each of you in the near future.

Thank you,

Joseph Siefke

Superintendent Lisbon Schools


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