The Town of Webb UFSD Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. The following capsule does not represent approved minutes. Once minutes are approved you may find them at www.towschool.org.
The Board of Education took the following action:
• Approved the Minutes of Aug. 1 Board of Education meeting.
• Approved the Warrants and Claims.
• Approved the amended June 2017 Treasurer’s Report.
• Approved the resolution to confirm tax rolls and authorize tax levy.
• Approved the appointment of Judy Ehrensbeck as substitute summer program teacher in the event the summer program teacher is absent.
• Approved the board goals for 2017-2018 school year.
• Approved the appointment of volunteers to assist the soccer coaches: Trevor Tormey, Tracy Deis and Jeremiah Best.
• Approved the Board Policy 506.81 – Administration of Opioid Medication.
• Approved the appointment of Dave Clark as field court supervisor for the 2017-2018 school year.
• Approved the Professional Development Plan Statement of Certification as per the Part 100 Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education.
• Approved and authorize the superintendent to execute the tuition agreement for one student, K-6 as a non-resident pupil, with Todd and Shana Marleau for the per pupil tuition charge of $6,500 for the 2017-2018 school year.
• Approved the full-time provisional appointment of John Abdo as bus driver.
• Approved the appointment of Guy Greco as substitute bus driver.
• Approved the resignation of Nathan Smith as physical education teacher effective Aug. 30.
• Approved the creation an Office Assistant II position.
• Approved the temporary appointment of Kelly Deis as Office Assistant II.
• Approved the appointment of Barbara Sheridan as full time teacher aide.
• Approved the appointment of Barbara Sheridan as summer cleaner.
• Abolished the clerk position formerly held by Barbara Sheridan.
Principal John Swick submitted the following report:
• Sport physicals took place the first week in August.
• Summer School took place from Monday, July 10, to Thursday, Aug. 3, with 13 students in attendance.  
• Faculty and staff will be starting on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with a Superintendent’s Conference Day.
• The first day of school with students will be Wednesday, Sept. 6.
• The family mailing packet along with 6-12 student schedules will be mailed in the coming week.
• This year the upcoming schedule will have K-5 students ending their day at 2:10 p.m. rather than 2 p.m. With this extra time the district is able to schedule in a second music class for K-3 as well as more physical activity for K-3. Fourth and fifth grades will continue to end their day at 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The district will continue to offer Art Club to K-5 after school until 3 p.m.  
• The regional scoring with the Remsen CSD was productive and a partnership that the district hopes to foster in years to come.
• Students were given the Webb Way Summer Reading Challenge to read three books and turn their slip into the main office for an ice cream cone.
• Retention meetings took place with parents and middle school students in July for students failing two or more core subjects.
• The TOW UFSD sat down in a meeting with ANCA, CAP-21, the Cornell Cooperative Extension, a Town Board liaison on Thursday, Aug. 10, to discuss Farm to Table opportunities in our school community.
Superintendent Rex Germer included the topics:
• The gymnasium floor is in the final stages of a full refinish. The floor was sanded down to bare wood and has been re-striped, matching what was previously there, and refinished. The floor will appear much lighter even after the final application of sealant since the products used are now water based rather than oil based.
• The Aux gym floor demolition and new installation will begin next week. The insurance company compromised and increased the amount they will reimburse which helps, but this replacement still is a cost to the taxpayers in long run.
Brick repointing is ongoing and has included window sill removal and restructuring as well as work to the wall at the base of the large stairs. A new concrete cap is being installed on the stair wall to help shed water better.
The posts have been put in for the new fencing that will surround what used to be the parking lot behind the playground. There are components on order and and there will be some painting on the asphalt to create an extended play area.
Because the parking lot is being repurposed are two new handicap parking spots on Park Avenue at the end of the gym lobby entrance sidewalk to ensure ease of access for those needing it. There was only one handicap spot in the parking lot originally.
The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the library of the school
The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the school library.