Frewsburg Approves Hallway Mural, Nominee

The Frewsburg Board of Education approved the addition of a new mural inside the school. P-J photo by Jordan Patterson

The Frewsburg Board of Education nominated Larry Lodestro as a potential board member for one of two open positions on the Chautauqua County School Board Association Executive Committee. The board also discussed the 2018-19 school calendar as well as approving the addition of a mural inside the school.

There are currently two expired terms on the CCSBA Executive Committee and eligible school boards are nominated board members for consideration. Lodestro asked the board if there was much benefit to serving on the county board and the general consensus was there is a benefit. The board unanimously nominated Lodestro.

At the beginning of the board meeting, a presentation was given by Lindsay Vitello, art teacher, and Rob Ligenfelter, student, regarding a school mural inside Frewsburg.

“I had the pleasure of doing this two years ago and I am proud to present to you another wonderful art student that has walked these halls and would like to now create a mural,” Vitello said.

Ligenfelter presented a draft to the board that will later be painted on a wall inside the school. The idea featured a hunter with his or her bow drawn at a deer in the distance. The board approved the creation of the mural and noted that the theme was appropriate for Frewsburg.

In other news, several board members asked if Superintendent Shelly O’Boyle would convene with other superintendents to inquire if more school schedules could mirror each school’s calendar for consistency. Other concerns over the calendar related to the split break that occurs in February and April. O’Boyle said much of the schedule is based around the BOCES schedule and noted that there isn’t much room for adjustments.

Chad Chitester, board president, noted that the calendar conversation is brought up each year but that a calendar for 2018-19 still needed to be approved.