Silver Creek will miss veteran music teacher

SILVER CREEK – In more than 20 years with the Silver Creek School District, music teacher Daniel Bromsted has made a major impact at the school.

At the board of education meeting Wednesday, the board accepted Bromsted’s resignation for the purpose of retirement.

“He will be missed,” Board member Irene Blakely said. Board member Marjorie Foxton agreed.

Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich said Bromsted has been with the district since 1992.

“He has served the school, the students, parents and the community extremely well,” he said.

Elementary School Principal Scott Rudnicki said on Dec. 4 the holiday concert will be held and Dec. 16, 17 and 18 will be the sing-a-longs in the lobby.

“It will be an emotional time and there will be some recognition at that time,” Rudnicki said, adding the parents and the community are welcome to attend the school’s musical programs.

The elementary musical, “Alice in Wonderland,” will also be held Wednesday and Thursday.

The board approved an agreement to share varsity and modified wrestling with Dunkirk City School District. Ljiljanich said this is currently the only winter sport the district shares and one difference this year is the program will be held at Dunkirk due to the number of participants at Dunkirk versus Silver Creek.

The board approved the report of uncollected taxes totaling $413,062.28 and sent them to the county. There were 91.18 percent of taxes collected.

Ljiljanich reported the Superintendent’s School Safety Committee met Wednesday. He said feedback he received about the capital project and the switch to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has been positive. He said the committee will meet again in March.

Ljiljanich said the Pupil Personnel Services office will conduct a survey of students to gain data on the 40 Developmental Assets and see what needs to be improved. For more information on this go to

The board will not have a second meeting in November and will next meet on Dec. 11.