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Capurso, Koehler will lead Dundee  

DUNDEE—Joseph Capurso and James Koehler will continue as president and vice president of the Dundee Central School District board of education.
The two were reelected unanimously during the July 8 meeting of the board.
In other business: Business manager Melissa Lawson reported on the capital project. She said she has a monthly report from the construction manager. A progress report will be provided for the board.
Lawson explained one contract change; the construction staging area at the old school house. She said originally phases one and two had their own staging areas. The question was raised of why have the cost of two staging areas when phase two could use the same area that is being used for phase one.  The single staging area will be used.
Lawson also explained a change order that authorized the contract allowance to provide brick in-fills at window and door jambs. It was determined that this was needed after old material was removed and the condition underneath determined. Although some of the 1938 brick work “Looks sloppy.” She said the backup brick system is sound. Lawson meets with the contractors biweekly.
• Football Coach Sheldon Gibson was commended for being selected by the Eddie Meath Football Committee as the Class D “Coach of the Year.”
• The board voted to maintain the district’s nonresident tuition charge of zero dollars annually for the 2010-11 school year.  
• Capurso commended faculty members Randy Knapp, Jennifer Clancy, and Nancy Skene for serving as advisors of the Portals Key Club and S.W.A.T.T. programs without financial compensation.
• Capurso commented on a new article that outlined spending per pupil. The national average is $10,259; New York State Average $17,173 and DCS, $12,762, the lowest of 17 districts in this area. South Seneca district is the highest at $128,000 per pupil.
• Ring said two students applied for the ex-officio position on the board of education. Each submitted blind essays and petitions for the one year appointment. Voters in the district approved the non-voting position for two years and the representative chosen will serve for one year. The matter was tabled until the August board of education meeting to allow board members to study the application materials.
• Donation of over 50 children’s books by Carl and Kathleen Gibbs was accepted. The books will be used by elementary students.
The next meeting will be Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. 
 



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