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School board homes in on maintenance needs

Monday, March 03, 2014 - Updated: 4:57 PM



PISECO -- The Piseco Common School District Board of Trustees has decided the building's primary maintenance concerns are the chimney and the roof.

Superintendent of Schools Richard Rose has spoken to Bernier, Carr and Assoc., Watertown, about the matter. The engineering firm has advised that before proceeding the board wait for warmer weather, so the inside of the chimney can be inspected.

The board formed a Capital Improvement Committee in December to review the school building's needs and establish priorities. The committee will meet again once the chimney inspection is done.

In other business Feb. 13, the board discontinued the Adirondack Community Education and the World Awaits funds. The bank accounts for both have been closed and the moneys transferred to the Educational Enhancement Fund.

The board voted unanimously to invest the Educational Enhancement Fund of $36,101 in the FAM Equity-Income Fund. According to its website, the fund invests in the stocks of dividend-paying companies with the potential for long-term capital appreciation.

Rose is expected to have a working draft of the 2014-15 budget available at the March meeting. The budget hearing will be May 8 and the vote will be May 20.

Following an executive session the board voted to reimburse Transportation Manager and Custodian John Rajca for his Medicare Part B premiums. This does not apply to his wife.

The board will in the future hear public comment at the beginning of each meeting, starting with its Thursday, March 13, meeting at 6 p.m. at the school.

Editor's Note: This article is based on draft minutes of the Piseco Common School District Board of Trustees meeting of Feb. 13, 2014 as provided by District Clerk Victoria Orr.


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