OLEAN – The former Boardmanville Elementary School could be used for medical purposes, Olean School Board members learned Tuesday.
The board voted to accept a negative declaration on an environmental impact study of the former campus – a necessary action before completion of the $251,101 sale of the property.
The buyers, identified as George Pancio II, Steven Pancio and Michele Pancio, plan to use the building for a medical facility, Further information was unavailable.
The new owners also are negotiating for rights to use a portion of the parking lot, which is still owned by the district.
The district hopes to use a portion of the field on the old campus for soccer practice and games, according to Superintendent Colleen Taggerty.
In other matters, the board approved a contract extension with Sodexo that raised the cost of food services to the district.
“The increase is due to the increase in costs associated with the new nutritional guidelines for the breakfast,” Taggerty said.
“Also, by law, Sodexo is permitted to increase their charges by the (consumer price index),” the superintendent added.
The board voted in mid-June to approve an increase of 10 cents across-the-board for lunches and breakfasts.
“Our current charges are below what is recommended by the federal government guidelines of $2.59 for lunch,” the superintendent said.
“There is no price recommended for breakfast. ... Our board wishes to keep the price affordable to our families.”
In other matters:
• The district welcomed Mia O’Brien, the new human resources director. She will serve a 12-month probationary period – in addition to a three-year probationary period for tenure consideration through Aug. 19, 2016. Her prorated salary for 2013-14 is $93,000.
• The board learned that transportation costs for the school year to the Portville school district are down, from $48,434 in 2012-13 to $47,160, and up in Hinsdale, from $133,771 to $169,225.