Lancaster School Board recognized for 'Board of Education Appreciation Week'
Lancaster offers a wide variety of athletic, music and other programs to make students well-rounded as they head off to the next level after graduation.
On Monday night, the board of education received a little bit of thanks for its effort.
Board of Education Appreciation Week was recognized at the Lancaster meeting on Monday night at Como Park Elementary School. Students had an opportunity to thank the board for all it does to make the scholastic years meaningful in all areas.
"We often take all these renowned programs and groups for granted," said Lancaster High School senior Alec Blunt, president of the Student Union and is also active in music and athletics. "Any regular board of education is in place to maintain the quality of education the students receive in the classroom. Our BOE sees beyond the traditional classroom setting."
Students representing kindergartners all the way to high school lined up to pay tribute to the BOE at Monday's meeting. The kids recognized all that Lancaster has to offer, from a quality education to anti-bullying initiatives to extracurricular activities galore.
"Athletics continues to be a huge part of my life," said Lancaster High School freshman Aubrey Billitier, a member of the Student Union and a player on the varsity soccer team. "I'm thankful that the board continues to support athletics at LHS."
Of course, while appreciation is always nice, the board was quick to point out it's happy to serve in its role. Board President Kenneth E. Graber used the kids called on stage to recognize the board as an example as the motivation for its efforts.
"We enjoy doing it," he said. "Why do we enjoy it? This is why, what you saw here, the students in this district."
After receiving its kudos, it was back to business for the board. A pair of bond issues and two contracts with Aspire of WNY were also approved.
After some discussion, the board unanimously approved the contract of Literacy Consultant Patricia George and also OK'd a new vending agreement with Pepsi. New identification badges and a BOCES Rental Agreement were also approved.
The next board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Central Avenue School Building.