GALETON — The Feb. 10 general session of the Galeton Area School Board was short and sweet, Superintendent Alanna Huck told the Potter Leader-Enterprise.
After first grader Greyson Hillyard and seventh grader Ava Succowich were recognized as the students of the month, Principal Clyde Pierce and Associate Principal Megan Walck gave a presentation about the new elementary reading curriculum during the board of education segment of the meeting. Pierce advised the board about the overall structure to the curriculum and Walck presented a mini lesson based on the curriculum.
Both administrators also gave their monthly reports to the board. Pierce gave an update on upcoming activities, such as an Officer Phil program on Feb. 20 and the open house on March 4. Walck reported on some disciplinary issues and presented a few special education statistics within the district.
Huck reported on the upcoming budget cycle, a few grant opportunities she is pursuing and that she met with stakeholders recently about the district moving forward with regard to their comprehensive planning process.
Rodney Cowburn was voted in as the volunteer assistant baseball coach and the board approved revising the Student Expression/Distribution and Posting of Materials policy, as well as the Non-School Organizations/Groups/Individuals policy.
The only agenda item tabled for the March session was accepting the 2018–19 financial statements and supplementary information, as audited by Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro.
Other items voted on during the Feb. 10 meeting included:A bill list for the general fund and a bill list for the school lunch fund.The student activities financial report.The treasurer’s report.Seven field trips.The Article of Agreement and accompanying resolution for the operation of the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center.Renewing the preventative maintenance contract for the 2020 calendar year with NRG Controls North Inc., in the amount of $5,100.Awarding a structured cabling bid to Neely Communications in the amount of $23,477.70Approving PEPPM mini-bids for racks and Uninterrupted Power Supply to upgrade the District’s network
The next work session is scheduled for Feb. 24 in the school library and the next business meeting is scheduled for March 9 in the music room, both to begin at 6:30 p.m.