Silver Creek Board of Education reorganizes

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Board of Education held its reorganizational meeting Wednesday.

New member on the board Stephen Booth, who was elected to a one-year term, and Greg Cole, serving a five-year term, were sworn in at a previous meeting.

Martha Howard was elected by the board to serve as president for another year. Cole was elected as vice president.

“I am looking forward to serving as president again,” Howard said.

The board also approved many other organizational appointments; a full list is available at the school’s website www.silvercreek.wnyric.org by clicking BoardDocs.

The board approved a probationary appointment for registered nurse Andrea Turton.

“I hope she is with us for a long time. She will start the summer school program,” Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich said.

Melodee Leone was also appointed as the comprehensive district education plan consultant, a position previously held by Marilyn Kurzawa. Howard explained the district had planned to take over the position.

The board authorized Ljiljanich to amend and execute Transportation Supervisor Kari Turner’s contract. Ljiljanich said this change is due to the district sharing the transportation supervisor position. Although Silver Creek is paying 75 percent of Turner’s contract, she will be considered the full-time supervisor for both districts.

The board authorized $850,000 of unappropriated fund balance to be transferred to the capital vehicle reserve, the maximum amount allowed by district voters. The funds will be used specifically for the purchase of buses.

The board also extended the district’s contract with Personal Touch Food Service Inc. and noted the increases were under the state allowed 1.4 percent for inflation. The district will pay $1.82 per breakfast and $2.49 per lunch. The board also approved lunch rates with no increase where student lunches cost $1.25 and adult lunches cost $4. There was also no change in the prices of a la carte items.

The board will not meet for a second July meeting and will convene again on Aug. 14.