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WVCS recognizes board members at recent meeting

WEST VALLEY — A reception for board recognition week preceded the West Valley Central School Board of Education meeting on Nov. 4.

Business official Ann O’Brien delivered the policy of capitalization and threshold. She proposed an increase in the current capitalization threshold, from $300 to $3,000.

“The current amount is outdated and due for an increase,” O’Brien said. “The $3,000 amount will serve as a basis to track assets for financial statement purposes, but the change will not be material to these statements; ‘materiality’ meaning the change will not cause a user of our financial statements to make a different decision, regarding the district’s overall financial position. In turn, increasing our threshold will reduce the amount of time it takes to track inventory.”

Principal Dan Amodeo announced that January Regents exams have been ordered for grades three-eight, math and English language arts; and fourth-eighth grade science.

“Furthermore, our orders of comprehensive English regents exams will be given to our 11th grade students, for which this assessment will be taken in January.”

Amodeo also noted, “I have created a schedule for the [Board of Cooperative Educational Services] students, who attend the half day [vocational technology] program, to be able to also access their program as much as possible; as it was a past practice of previous years, with multiple half days.”

Originally, the approval of the additional 5 1/2 days in the school calendar was expressed as a concern, among BOCES students.

The “Wildcat way above and beyond” award was presented to Chelsea Gerwitz, Linda Kay and Kathleen Larsson.

After a request at the last meeting, the Tom Lockwood sign has been removed from the school’s press box and the district will replace that sign before track season.

Kate Morris, Jolene Wulff and Sarah Koch have verbally requested to be removed from the substitute teacher and teacher aide list, effective Nov. 5.

Linda Kay resigned from the senior account clerk and district treasurer positions, effective Dec. 31, 2013.

Bryan Clayback, recommended by athletic director April Preston, was assigned the position of boys junior varsity basketball coach for the 2013-14 winter sports season.

A request for building use has been approved for the modified girls soccer team, under the supervision of Cara Abbey, to use the gym and locker room every Sunday, beginning Nov. 10 through the month of June 2014, from 5-8 p.m.

The next board meeting will be held on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the school library.


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