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District awards roof bid for Theodore Roosevelt Elementary

Installation of a new roof at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School is expected to take place in August as the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District gets a jump-start on its 2016 capital improvement project.

The Board of Education received four bids for the project with Joseph A. Sanders & Sons Inc. winning with its low bid of $339,000

District Business Manager Wayne Drescher said the bid was much lower than district officials expected; they planned to budget $400,000 for the work.

“It’s a very good bid; it came in at $23.85 per square foot,” Drescher said. “We did very well.”

Drescher said district officials were surprised by the range of bids they received, noting that most bids fall within a tight range.

The four bids were spread out, however, with the highest bid coming in at $477,000.

According to Drescher, the work is expected to take seven to 10 days.

“We need to have it done by August 28 or 29,” Drescher said, “just to make sure everything is clear for students to come in.”

In another financial move, the board accepted a $30,000 check from Norman Greenauer to continue funding a scholarship his family established in 1987.

Superintendent Andrea Galenski said the Greenauer family to date has donated $535,000 for the scholarship.

“This recent donation is the most they’ve ever given,” Galenski said. “It’s very generous.”

Norman’s wife Dorothy, who passed away in January, started the scholarship as a way to give back to her school, said board president Claire Ferrucci.

“She loved the education she got here,” said Ferrucci. “So she and her husband started this fund.”