Dunkirk Board of Education awards $197K window project

Some new, energy-efficient windows will soon be coming to Dunkirk Middle School now that the board of education awarded the project during a recent meeting.

Allgaier Construction Corp. of Clarence Center came in as the lowest bidder out of three companies at $196,700. The project should begin in late summer and last through the fall.

“We’ll replace all the windows except the area from the library and above, that addition; those (windows) were redone in the ’90s, so we can’t touch them yet,” Superintendent Gary Cerne said. “These are new Traco windows, the same manufacturer as the (ones in the) elementary buildings, other than School Seven.”

Cerne pointed out Allgaier Construction actually built School Five back in the 1950s.

“We’re thrilled this project came in under budget, so we’re in good shape,” he remarked, adding the budgeted amount for the project was $249,500.

The board also approved a new LED sign at School Seven as another summer project for the district. The sign, which will be on a brick base, is a change order for Phase III of the EXCEL Capital Project and costs $16,070.

“We had it in the original project, some new signage, but we figured, ‘Why put a sign in with removable plastic lettering when we can get state-of-the-art?'” Cerne explained. “Hopefully we’ll have that ready for the fall, as well.”

Also during the meeting, a number of staffing changes were approved, including the acceptance of social studies teacher Miranda Pawlak’s resignation, effective June 26; appointments of Donna Kubera and Mary Jakubowski to the elementary intramural swimming program, with stipends at $1,266 total and $17 per hour, respectively; and abolishments of a full-time messenger position and a full-time second-grade elementary teacher position at School Five.

The board went into executive session to discuss the employment history of a particular person.

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