The Springville-Griffith Institute and Central School will be able to complete the 1990-91 school year without major changes even if it loses $112,700 in state aid, but the School Board and Superintendent William J. Nennstiel this week expressed more concern about cuts that may have to be made in 1991-92.
The board and Nennstiel discussed ways to cope with the reported $112,700 loss during this school year. They include reduced supplies and equipment purchases, limited use of substitute teachers and a reduction in field trips and conference travel. "Nothing has been decided," Nennstiel said.
The district did achieve savings of another sort when the board awarded contracts for the $1.85 million building improvement bond issue. The accepted bids were $296,000 below estimates, according to Nennstiel.
The work, most of which will begin in late spring, will include new windows in most schools and escape windows in the middle schools, new or repaired exterior doors in all schools, a new and improved tennis courts, lighting for the football field and high school gym and a water softener for Springville Elementary School.
The board rejected a $177,000 bid to develop a gas well and build an access road. New bids will be sought in January. The district authorized spending $150,000.
The board heard Marilyn Amo, ear if aid is cut
the district's special education director, report that a state inspection earlier this year approved the district's programs for its 201 special education students. Of that number 172 are taught locally; 21 are in BOCES classes; seven in private schools, and one in another district.
The board approved a whale watch trip to Cape Cod next spring by Eunice Reinhold's biology students who will raise the money for the trip.