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West Valley Central School to launch after-school tutoring program

WEST VALLEY — West Valley Central School students will have an opportunity to receive after-school assistance, thanks to a new tutoring program. The addition was announced at the WVCS Board of Education meeting on Oct. 8.

Principal Dan Amodeo said that the program is open to all students and teachers will prepare a sign-up schedule, for those who are interested.

Superintendent Eric Lawton announced that the building project is moving forward.

“Architects have reviewed our upcoming building projects and these have been processed for our district clerk,” he said. A presentation was also made by Young and Wright Architects.

Michael Ball has been appointed the district treasurer trainee, effective Nov. 4. His annual salary will be $44,900 and he will receive benefits according to the working agreement and conditions of the position.

Jessica Miller was approved as a substitute teacher aide and substitute clerical for the 2013-2014 school year, as recommended by the superintendent. Her fingerprint clearance has been completed and is on file.

Heather Klahn will become substitute teacher aide and substitute clerical for the 2013-2014 school year, recommended by the superintendent.

Debra Randall was appointed the Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education chairperson, as per an employment agreement with the West Valley Central School district. This agreement is for a period of one year, from Sept. 30-Aug. 31.

Bryan Hansen will now spend 80 percent of his work day as a technology teacher assistant and 20 percent as a teacher. Hansen holds an educational technology specialist certification and the salary and benefits are according to the WVTA/WVCS contract.

Reann Ehman will be removed from the substitute teacher list, effective Sept. 17.

The appointment of nine coaches was tabled for discussion. Those coaches included John Arbogast, Bryan Hansen, Diana Frank, Jason Kearney, Kris Fuller, Ryan Keem, Jackie Mumbach, Connie Jo Kazmierczak and Bonnie Hess.

The annual Halloween parade at the football field is scheduled for Oct. 31. This will be a half day for students.

The academic resource center, formerly known as the student success plan, was approved.

The Student Activity account for the Meet and Eat Cafe was closed out. The balance was transferred to the Trust and Agency fund, for the purpose of creating a Mentoring Scholarship account.

Student school supplies have been donated by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Ellicottville.

A building use form for the varsity girls soccer team was submitted. That team will use the building and grounds on Oct. 25-26, 8 p.m.-8 a.m., for its end-of-season celebration and team building.

The junior and senior prom will be held on May 9 from 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at Salvatore’s restaurant.

The next WVCS school board meeting will be held on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.


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