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The Niagara-Wheatfield School Board started spending its recent funding from the Pepsi-Cola Co. Wednesday.

The board approved the installation of goal posts and an electric scoreboard at the football field, not to exceed a cost of $25,842.

School Business Executive Kerin Dumphrey said that the $9,600 needed to buy the scoreboard would come from the money Pepsi paid Niagara-Wheatfield for exclusive "pouring rights."

In August the board agreed to give Pepsi business rights throughout the district for 10 years for an estimated $754,289, $150,000 of which would be paid at the contract signing.

The goal post cost, which also would come from the Pepsi money, is expected to be about $12,000 if no rocks are hit during installation, he said. The $6,342 needed for the electrical work on the scoreboard is slated to come from the capital projects fund.

In another matter, the board hired Richard Stacey as director of technology and training at a yearly salary of $65,000. Stacey, who comes from the Dunkirk School District, was given a three-year contract.

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