Press Release - TuscBDD Thanked Community for Strong Support of Starlight School

Thu, Mar 29th, 2018


TuscBDD Thanked Community for Strong Support of Starlight School at March Board Meeting

New Philadelphia, March 29, 2018: At the March 2018 regularly scheduled board meeting for the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities (TuscBDD), support for Starlight School was acknowledged and appreciated as the Board accepted the $717.48 donation from Chipotle Restaurant that was raised through the Dine to Donate Fundraiser on behalf of the Starlight School Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program. “We only expected to raise one hundred dollars or so, but we ended up receiving so much support from the community,” expressed Nate Kamban, TuscBDD’s Superintendent. A second donation in the amount of $550.00 for the PBIS program was accepted from Henry Heating and Cooling. Additionally, a third donation in the amount of $50.00 to Starlight School was accepted from Paul Kisselburg c/o the Ruth Carlson-Starlight Foundation in memory of Peter Carlson. “We are honored to have this outpouring of support for our school programs,” shared Kamban. “This extra funding will be beneficial to our PBIS program, which benefits every child in our school.”

Additional Actions Included:

·Board members approved the 2018-2019 Twelve-Month Employee, Starlight School and Starlight Preschool Calendars of Operation.

·The following Board Policies were updated and revised:  2.6 Risk Management Plan, 2.12 Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records, and 2.14 Lockout/Tagout- Control of Hazardous Energy Sources.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 16th at 5:30 PM. This meeting will take place at TuscBDD's Service and Support Center located at 610 Commercial Ave. SW in New Philadelphia. More information about TuscBDD's programs and services can be found online at,, or