FREWSBURG - It's the season for reorganization activities and school board elections.
Like all school boards in the area, Frewsburg swore in its new board members, president, vice president and superintendent recently.
Lona Carlberg, district clerk, administered the oath of office to Danielle M. O'Connor, superintendent. Larry Gauger was subsequently elected president of the board and sworn in. Randy Wiltsie accepted the position of vice president. Additionally, the board welcomed Chad Chitester to a three-year term.
Larry Gauger, Frewsburg Central School board president, is pictured taking the oath of office.
P-J photo by Nicholena Moon
After a flurry of approving routine action items, the board listened to a Building Control System presentation given by James Mistretta. Gauger said he was particularly excited about the new building plan for the Robert H. Jackson Elementary school, which will include a new roof for part of the building, a new boiler system and a revamped drop-off area for students.
"Safety will be 10 times what it is now," said Gauger.
Students will no longer be dropped off and picked up by parents in the bus circle, but will venture to the right-side parking lot at the end of the building to meet their families.
When asked what he hoped to improve in the coming year, Gauger championed the special education department, heralding the efforts of Cynthia Johnson, head of the department, and the rest of the teachers as instrumental in the department's high graduation rates.
The board president expressed hope that the coming school year will see even more Regents diplomas.
"I think that's a great goal to have," Gauger said.