District Board of Education Meeting
Highlights from the BCSD Board of Education meeting on December 19, 2011, include the following:
Christopher Dailey is Named Deputy Superintendent
The Batavia School District Board approved the appointment of BHS Principal Christopher Dailey as the District’s new deputy superintendent, effective January 1, 2012. Mr. Dailey will assume the role of superintendent of the District following the anticipated retirement of current Superintendent Margaret Puzio. An interim principal for Batavia High School has not yet been named.
(See related story: http://www.bataviacsd.org/news.cfm?story=839&school=0)
Modification & Consolidation of Existing Election Districts
As discussed at a previous Board of Education meeting (October 17, 2011), Business Administrator Scott Rozanski proposed that the number of polling places for the budget vote be revised for greater cost efficiency and that the election districts be redrawn to correspond to that change. Instead of three polling places (Robert Morris Elementary, Batavia Middle School, and Jackson Elementary), he proposed that there be two, and that those locations be Batavia High School and John Kennedy Elementary because both have greater ease of access and available parking.
The recommendation made to and adopted by the Board included changing the voting sites to Batavia High School and John Kennedy Elementary, and that the new election districts be divided by Route 5 so that residents who live north of Route 5 would vote at John Kennedy School, and those who live south of Route 5 would vote at Batavia High School. This would apply to all District residences in the City of Batavia, the Town of Batavia, and the Town of Stafford.
Following are details of each election district.
Election District Number 1, voting at John Kennedy School (166 Vine Street)…
includes all that part of the school district north of Main Street/Route 5 consisting of:
City of Batavia- Allanview Drive, Allen Street, Alva Place, Bank Street, Batavia City Centre, Belvedere Lane, Bogue Avenue, Bryant Street, Burke Drive, Buxton Avenue, Caroiwood Drive, Chandler Avenue, Charles Street, Chase Park, Clinton Park, Clinton Street, Columbia Avenue, Crescent Court, Dellinger Avenue, Denio Street, Dennis Drive, Douglas Street, E Main Street (odd numbers), East Avenue, Eleanor Place, Ellicott Avenue, Ellsworth Avenue, Elm Street, Eugene Street, Evergreen Drive, Fairmont Avenue, Farwell Drive, Fisher Park, Fordham Drive, Garden Drive, Gateway Drive, Genesee Street, Grandview Terrace, Harrold Square, Hart Street, Hillside Drive, Holland Avenue, Holmes Avenue, Hull Park, Hutchins Place, Jefferson Avenue, Jefferson Square, Kingsbury Avenue, Lacrosse Avenue, Lewis Avenue, Lewis Place, 8351 Lewiston Road, Lincoln Avenue, Macarthur Drive, Main Street (even numbers), Manhattan Avenue, Margaret Place, Miller Avenue, Mix Place, Montclair Avenue, N Lyon Street, N Spruce Street, Naramore Drive, New York Place, Noonan Drive, Norris Avenue, North Park, North Pointe Drive, North Street, Northern Blvd, Oak Street, Olyn Avenue, Park Avenue, 140-175 Park Road, Pickthorn Drive, Porter Avenue, Prospect Avenue, Raymond Avenue, Redfield Parkway, Richmond Avenue, Ross Street, Seneca Avenue, Soccio Street, State Street, Summit Street, Thomas Avenue, Tracy Avenue, Trumbull Parkway, Union Square, Union Street, Vernon Avenue, Verona Avenue, Vine Street, W Main Street (even numbers), Walker Place, Washington Avenue, West Avenue, Wiard Street, Willow Street, Woodcrest Drive, Woodrow Road;
Town of Batavia- Arena Parkway, Bank Street Road, Bennett Heights, Clinton Street Road (4950-5 133, Even 5138-5268), Colonial Boulevard, Commerce Drive, Constable Drive, E Main Street Road (odd numbers), Federal Drive, Lewiston Road (all but #8351), N Bennett Heights, Old Meadow Lane, 8200-8330 Park Road, S Bennett Heights, Seven Springs Road (even numbers), State Street Road, Stringham Drive, Terry Hills Drive, Veterans Memorial Drive, Violet Lane, W Main Street Road (odd numbers);
Town of Stafford- Clinton Street Road (Even 5172-5292), E Lake Road, Horseshoe Lake Road, Main Road (odd numbers), NW Lake Road, Prole Road, S Lake Road, Seven Springs Road (odd numbers), W Lake Road.
Election District Number 2, voting at Batavia High School (260 State Street…
includes all that part of the school district south of Main Street/Route 5 consisting of:
City of Batavia- Adams Street, Apollo Drive, Birchwood Drive, Brooklyn Avenue, Buell Street, Cedar Street, Center Street, Central Avenue, Cherry Street, Chestnut Street, Clifton Avenue, Colorado Avenue, Cone Street, Court Street, Court Street Plaza, Crossman Avenue, Davis Avenue, Dawson Place, Dewey Avenue, E Main Street (even numbers), Edward Street, Elizabeth Street, Ellicott Place, Ellicott Street, Elmwood Avenue, Evans Street, Florence Avenue, Franklin Street, Ganson Avenue, Garfield Avenue, Goade Park, Graham Street, Hall Street, Harvester Avenue, Highland Park, Howard Street, Hutchins Street, Hyde Park, Jackson Avenue, Jackson Street, James Street, Jerome Place, Kibbe Avenue, Law Street, 1-480 Lehigh Avenue, Liberty Street, Linwood Avenue, Madison Avenue, Main Street (odd numbers), Maple Street, Masse Place, McKinley Avenue, Meadowcrest Drive, Mill Street, Morse Place, Morton Avenue, Oakland Avenue, Orleans Avenue, Osterhout Avenue, Otis Street, Pearl Street, Pollard Avenue, Pringle Avenue, Prune Street, River Street, Riverview Parkway, Roosevelt Avenue, S Jackson Street, S Lyon Street, S Spruce Street, S Swan Street, School Street, South Main Street, Spencer Court, Sumner Street, Swan Street, Thorpe Street, 1-3, 4(A,B,F,G), 6 Treadeasy Avenue, W Main Street (odd numbers), Wade Avenue, Walker Avenue, Wallace Street, Walnut Place, Walnut Street, Warren Street, Watson Street, Webster Avenue, Williams Street, Wood Street;
Town of Batavia-Agpark Drive N, Agpark Drive W, Alexander Road, Batavia Bethany Townline
Road, Batavia Stafford Townline Road (even numbers), Broadlawn Avenue, Broadway Road, Creek Road, Donahue Road, E Main Street Road (even numbers), Edgewood Drive, Ellicott Street Road, Fairway Drive, Haven Lane, 4640-8901 Lehigh Avenue, Lovers Lane Road, Pearl Street Road, Putnam Road, Rollin Circle, Rollin Circle E, Rollin Circle W, Rose Road, Shepard Road, South Main Street Road, Treadeasy Avenue, Valle Drive, Victorian Drive, W Main Street Road (even numbers), Woodland Drive, Wortendyke Road;
Town of Stafford- Batavia Stafford Towline Road (odd numbers), Fargo Road, Main Road (even numbers), and Sweetland Road.
Building Consolidation Update
Board Member Steve Mountain reported that the Buildings and Grounds Committee is continuing its work on investigating building consolidation options by collecting and analyzing the information from the varied studies and meetings. They anticipate bringing a their recommendation to the January Board meeting for discussion, then presenting their recommendation to the Budget Ambassadors.
They are also reviewing traffic safety at the schools in regard to parents dropping off and picking up their children to see what actions are necessary to ensure student safety. In particular, Batavia Middle School, Robert Morris Elementary, and Jackson Elementary continue to be a challenge.
Backpack Food Program Drive
Superintendent of Schools Margaret Puzio spoke on behalf of the Backpack Program which was started last year in partnership with the United Way and the Salvation Army to provide weekend food supplies for some of our neediest students. Approximately 100 of our students receive a backpack of nutritious nonperishables each Friday to help provide for their needs through the weekend. Initially funded by the United Way, the goal was to have the program sustained through donations so, soon after the program began, the District sponsored a food drive to collect items from students and staff. Thanks to their generosity, enough food was collected to support the program through the end of last school year.
Mrs. Puzio is hoping for a similar result during this year’s food drive, scheduled for the week of January 9-13. Donation boxes will be set up at each of the schools as well as at the Administration Building. As part of the drive, admission for the boys basketball home game on January 13 will be free with a donation of at least one food item to benefit the Backpack Program. The boys play the Pittsford Mendon Knights, with JV game starting at 6:15 p.m. and varsity at 7:45 p.m. Suggested items are those that are nutritious and that require little or no preparation such as cereal (individual or 12 oz. boxes), juice boxes, canned soups, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, fruit cups, pudding cups, oatmeal, canned foods (vegetables, spaghettios, etc.), trail mix, cheese and crackers, peanut butter crackers, raisins, peanuts, and fruit snacks. Monetary donations are also welcome. Checks may be sent directly to the Salvation Army, payable to the Salvation Army with a notation for the “Backpack Program” on the memo line.
“It really is an important program and it’s doing wonders to help families in these tough times,” said Mrs. Puzio.