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The Orchard Park School Board on Tuesday approved a $1,828,398 contract with the Erie-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Education Services for 1990-91.

The approval was a formality, since the board makes a commitment to BOCES when developing its annual budget.

Among the items included in the contract are instructional costs totaling $659,707; instruction for the handicapped, $722,897; pupil personnel services, $76,714; transportation $7,966; business administration, 65,760; personnel administration, $17,785; in-service training, $20,450, and guidance, $70,470.

In other business, the board said its farewells to trustees Jackson Bowling and Thomas Linnen, who did not seek re-election after their three-year terms expired.

Martin Munson and Bruce Urban, who were elected to those vacancies, will be sworn in at the organizational meeting next month as will Donald Pritchard, who was re-elected to a three-year term.

The board also:

Received the final recommendations of the Smoking Policy Committee which, if approved, will prohibit student smoking at the high school, beginning in September.

Students in grades 9 through 12 are allowed to smoke in designated areas of the high school with parental permission after viewing a film on the health risks of cigarette smoking.

Approved a one-year leave of absence for Robert Cona, assistant superintendent of instruction, effective Aug. 3.

Cona is heading to Saudi Arabia, where he will aid Amoco Oil in setting up an educational program for 2,100 American students and teachers.

On the recommendation of the administration, awarded bids to several sporting goods companies for interscholastic athletics supplies and equipment totaling $33,434.03.

Heard from a number of students who thanked the board for its support of the Odyssey of the Mind Competition.

The students, who recently attended the world finals in Iowa, presented letters of thanks to board members and urged them to continue supporting the annual competition.

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