Board works on building project



WELLS - It would cost $14,000 to upgrade a proposed new front vestibule for Wells Central School to bulletproof glass and $15,000 to install cameras in the bus barn.

Superintendent Thomas Sincavage relayed this information from Mosaic Associates Architects, Albany, when the Board of Education met May 7.

He also said Mosaic recommends special engineered wood chips for the surface of the playground, but did not yet have a price.

The board plans on putting a proposed building project before voters sometime this summer. It would primarily address security at the school.

In other business, the board approved spending $45,711 from the current budget on upgrading the Distance Learning Lab. The district will receive BOCES aid of about 35 percent on this project.

In staff matters:

-- The appointment of a candidate to the six-month probationary position of attendance office clerk, effective July 1, and to pay the person per diem for training during June was tabled until the board's May 22 meeting, in hopes the entire board will be present.

Board Members David Woodward and Colette Tomlinson were absent from the May 7 meeting.

-- Frederick Bobo resigned as cleaner effective April 25.

-- Gary Adam Colvin was added to the list of approved cleaning substitutes, pending fingerprinting clearance.

Note: This article is based on draft minutes of the May 7 meeting of the Wells Central School District Board of Education as provided by District Clerk Kathleen Towers.