Firm will address Dundee structural concerns
DUNDEE—The Dundee school board approved, Thursday, June 14, King + King Architects to investigate the attic areas of the school in order to design a plan to fix holes in interior walls and improve energy efficiency.
In April, the district discovered openings through interior load bearing walls of the high school attic and areas that lacked insulation. At the May 10 school board meeting, the district approved to postpone roof work from this summer to next year that included the trouble areas. Superintendent Kathy Ring explained the school board authorized King + King to come up with a plan of what needs to be fixed, which the board would approve at a later date.
In other business:
• Ray Spencer, former Dundee graduate and business owner, offered to cover the expenses to purchase an aluminum backing to the football scoreboard. He said when driving into the village, the exposed back of the sign is visible. He wants to put a cover on it that reads “Welcome to Scotsman Field.” Superintendent of buildings and grounds Bruce Kendall supported the idea and the board approved it. Spencer said the backing could be installed this summer, when the scoreboard is taken down for work.
• The board thanked board member Joseph Capurso for his service to the board over 10 years.
• The district will enter into a municipal cooperation agreement with Penn Yan Central School District for a director of food service.
• The board recognized the elementary students who have been honored for outstanding character education traits for the month of May: Noah Moriarity, Sheyenne Ayers, Ben Thomas, Dustin Morley, Abby Miller, Allie Howell, Jaedyn Brewer, and Heather Stastyshyn.
• The board approved spending $13,712 to extend the guide rail along the front drive to prevent vehicle access to the soccer/softball fields and paved track.
• Tenure was approved for special education teacher Megan Daggett, counselor Megan Frein, and English teacher Jessica Cappelluti, all effective Sept. 1, 2012.
• The following fall coaching appointments were approved: Sheldon Gibson (varsity football, $5,824), Adam Luke (JV football, $3,079), Julie Dunkelberger (varsity volleyball, $4,835), Erin Long (JV volleyball, $2,706), Scott Shepardson (varsity girls soccer, $4,836), and Stephanie Trombley (modified girls soccer, $2,706).
• Volunteer coaches were also approved: Christopher Cramer (football), Lester Miller (football), Mark Strait (football), Michael Strait (football), Ronald Ballard (football), Matthew Camacho (football), George Tortolon (football), Beth Taylor (volleyball), and Courtney Eddinger (volleyball).
The next school board meeting will be Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. in the public meeting room.