WEATHERSFIELD Cost for addition to school found to be under budget
By MARY SMITH
MINERAL RIDGE -- The cost of a 17,100-square-foot addition to Seaborn Elementary School on Niles-Carver Road is an estimated $165,000 under the projected $2 million construction cost, the schools superintendent says.
Superintendent Rocco Adduci told the Weathersfield Local Schools board of education Wednesday that a 1.6-mill bond issue approved in November 2000 was written to permit the district to put any excess money toward other building needs, and the funds have been allocated to several projects throughout the district.
Included in the project list are repair of boilers at the middle school, paving the parking lot around the high school, paving at the Middle School to widen Stadium Drive, repaving a road that connects the middle school and the high school, replacing some computer equipment districtwide and replacing cafeteria equipment and library equipment.
Adduci noted that any money left over will be used to do work on district ball fields.
The superintendent also told the board that so far 45 pupils have been signed up for next fall's start of full-day kindergarten at Seaborn Elementary, which will fill two classes.
He added that potential kindergarten pupils for next fall should sign up for classes this school year.
Also Wednesday, the board issued commendations for two teachers selected to be Jennings Scholars, and to attend the Martha Holden Jennings Lecture Series of six lectures to be held at Kent State University. Nominated from Mineral Ridge High School is Jinny Blaney, mathematics, and Jeanette Ciancetta, Mineral Ridge Middle School, language arts.
The board accepted donations of $1,067 from the ninth-grade English Class to Students Against Drunk Driving, $100 from the boys basketball program toward the purchase of a new scorer's table and $100 from the girls basketball program toward the purchase of a new scorer's table.
Purchase of a replacement fence for the softball field from Gabriel's Fence, Canfield, at a cost of $2,700 was approved. The old fence had presented a safety hazard to girls using the field because it was too high off the ground.