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Suburban Youngstown school superintendent takes a $1 salary for the year
Hubbard's Richard Buchenic wants the money to help build new sports facilities

Ozie Ikuenobe
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The superintendent of Hubbard’s school district has decided to collect a salary of only $1 during the next school year .

Richard Buchenic is donating the rest of his $85,000 salary to help build new sports facilities at the campus that was built last year.

Benjamin Hayek, the Hubbard Board of Education president, says Buchenic’s plans for the campus are rooted in his desire to continue the district’s success.

Hayek on the district's improvement

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“The best way for a community to be attractive to both industry and to people coming to live in it is to have a very high educational facility, a very high standard and opportunity for an excellent education. So our goal was to make this a facility, both in terms of academic achievement as well as physical plant, comparable to none another, just beyond everything else.”

The newly-built campus outside Youngstown has an elementary, middle and high school.

Buchenic plans to retire after the 2013-14 school year. 

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