Falconer Central School Board Approves Five-Year Service Contract

FALCONER-Everything is operating accordingly with Falconer Central School district’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning control systems.

On Tuesday, the board of education approved a resolution allowing superintendent Steve Penhollow to execute a contract with building controls and services for a five-year technical professional support agreement. This five-year period commenced on July 1 and will end on June 30, 2018, at annual costs of $20,320, $20,930, $21,560, $22,200 and $22,870, respectively.

According to Brent Agett, district clerk and business manager, the annual cost increase is consistent with that of the district’s previous five-year agreements thanks to a standardization resolution passed by the board several years ago.

“This is our third five-year period since those controls were put in and finished in 2002,” Agett said. “The normal average has been about 3 percent, even over the last five-year period of business. Before (the standardization resolution), when you bid out, you could end up with a totally different system if you didn’t standardize on all those controls. So we decided to go with the standardization, thereby making it so at least we have the same contractor and control systems and they’re all compatible.”

Also approved by the board was a superintendent’s recommendation to amend the 1994 restatement of the Chautauqua County School District’s Medical Health Plan, or “Plan Operating Document.” The recommendation will add a new paragraph to the end of Section 2.1 in the document, effective Aug. 1, and as required by the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The amendment designates the Health Plan Committee, as the governing body of the plan, as the plan sponsor for the purpose of compliance with Internal Revenue Code Section 4376 of the Affordable Care Act.

In other business, the meeting addressed some personnel changes to be made to the district. Daryl Crabtree was added to the substitute nonteaching list for the area of bus driver substitute. Lindsey Buck and Carrie Congdon were added to the substitute teaching list, pending fingerprint clearance from the state Education Department. Adam Erickson resigned as assistant football coach, and Bryan Voorhis was added to the list of extracurricular appointments for the 2013-14 school year as assistant football coach.

The next Falconer board meeting is scheduled for Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m.