Pal-Mac Board of Education Nov. 12, 2013

A regular meeting was held by the Board of Education of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District at the Primary School Cafeteria on Tuesday, November 12, 2012, 7:00 PM.
The Board President reported that a local group is sponsoring a forum in our region on November 20, 2013 at the Canandaigua Academy Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. and encouraged the Board, community members and parents to attend this event. The rally is a call to begin advocating for education NOW ensuring that children continue receiving a quality education.
Mr. Toomey provided a brief summary regarding the New York State School Boards Association’s 2013 Convention. Board members who attended the Convention commented on their experience and stated that interacting with peers was helpful.
Mrs. Arrington discussed the possibility of hosting a future Board meeting at the Wayne Technical Center to coincide with the Fall 2014 Open House of the Center. Dr. Ike will contact appropriate personnel to arrange this meeting.
The Board recognized Mr. Ron Albert and his JV soccer team for their community spirit in working with kids and coaches, holding clinics in Rochester.
The Board accepted checks from Target to the Intermediate School ($85.00) and Primary School ($46.00) as part of the Give With Target campaign. The Board accepted a book “Parent and Pupils Guide 1919-1920 form Palmyra classical Union School” from Mr. Richard Kirchhoff to be placed in the District’s Archives. A 1933 medal from Mr. Richard Wolf was also accepted to be placed in the District’s Archives.
The Board adopted several policies that were amended and rescinded two policies that are no longer in use.
The high school’s Natural Helpers advisors presented on their program and how students assist their peers.
Mr. Brongo reported on Business First and per pupil spending ratings for 2013.
Representatives from State Farm presented a $25,000.00 check to the Board President for the Primary School’s Explor-a-Bus. The bus is in process for a shrink wrap design by ASC Graphics. The next phase will be completing the interior of the bus and then implementation of the bus.
Following Mr. Brooks’s introduction of new staff at the Primary School, a short recess was taken to view the Explor-a-Bus display and serve refreshments that were provided by the Pal-Mac Primary and Intermediate PTSO.

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