The Wellsville Board of Education held their February meeting February 13, 2012. Present at the meeting was President Karen Dash and Board Members Mike Cook & Bill Miller. Also attending was Superintendent Rich Bereschik, Garfield Principal Lisa Ferguson, District Treasurer Coleen Wickham and Buildings & Grounds Supervisor Joe Traina.
Visitor Ryan Nightingale spoke to the Board seeking approval to renovate and upgrade the Wrestling Room located at Nicholson Stadium in memory of his father, the late Darrel Nightingale. Darrel Nightingale was an active volunteer coach and supporter of the Wellsville wresting program. Nightingale was involved in all phases of the program from Tiger Mites to the high school teams. Nightingale tragically lost his life in an auto accident this past December. Ryan Nightingale reported they have $5,700 in donations plus two grants totaling $11,000 pending. They estimate they will need $20,000 to $25,000 to do what is planned. Dash advised the Board will take the matter under advisement and Bereschik explained that the request will have to be referred to the District’s legal advisors to best see how to proceed.
Treasurer Wickham reported that January receipts were $747,791 and expenditures were $679,149 leaving a General Fund balance of $1.6 million as of the end of January. Interest earned on investments in January was $2,519. The report was accepted and a motion to pay the bills was approved.
In Personnel moves the Board approved the retirement of 35 year employee Glenda Harmon effective April 2, 2012. Gail Grimm & Leola Martin were approved as Daw Middle School volunteers for the remainder of the school year. Lisa Morris, Kayla Adams, Courtney Burgess & Ruby Witherow were added to the Classified Substitute list and Eva Price was added to the Certified list for Family Consumer Education. Joe Soldano was approved as a volunteer Softball coach. One American Spirit Academy student from Wellsville was added to the Transportation In Lieu of Payment list.
A field trip to the Cinemark Movies in Monaca, PA, for the Garfield Kindergarten classes March 12 through 16 was also approved.
In the closing remarks Board Member Mike Cook remarked that Darrel Nightingale was an “awesome” supporter of Wellsville athletes. Speaking on behalf of all present Cook also congratulated Senior basketball player Mikyla Tipton for recently setting the all-time scoring record at Wellsville High School.
The meeting adjourned at 6:59 PM. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 19 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will take place in the Superintendent’s Office located at 929 Center St.
We apologize for being tardy reporting this meeting. We’ve been kind of busy…