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Former Eagle Street School sold

The sales contract for the former Eagle Street School building has been signed, District Superintendent Paul DiFonzo told the Fredonia Central Board of Education on Tuesday.

The new owners, SUN SPEC Building Co. of Erie, Pa., will be in town Jan. 14 to make final arrangements with the school district to take possession of the building.

It plans to convert the old school into residential units, and to build 10 homes behind it. The units will not be subsidized housing.

DiFonzo said furniture and equipment from the school will be sold, but details have yet to be worked out.

In other business:

John Forbes, district business administrator, in an updated report on energy costs, said the district is in good shape. The district is awaiting November heating and electric bills to determine what adjustments might be needed to continue to keep costs down.

Monis Alam, a senior at Fredonia High School and a 3-1-3 student at Fredonia State College, will conduct a research project, using student volunteers in grades 9-12 at Fredonia Central, on the signs of potential asthma, and on the correlation among asthma, obesity and gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Monis' research will be used in her application for the Young Epidemiology Scholarship at Fredonia State. She plans to be a doctor.

Paul Jackino, Fredonia High School junior, will manage a show called "The Voice" on Fredonia State College's campus radio station, WCVF 88.9 FM, starting at noon Sunday. Jackino will feature Fredonia Central activities.

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