Brocton School Board renews superintendent contract

BROCTON — The Brocton Central School Board membered convened Wednesday. Prior to the meeting there was a moment of silence for Dunkirk Police Officer Matthew Hazelton who recently passed away.

Many of the board members were attending Hazelton’s service before attending the meeting. After the moment silence, business commenced.

School Superintendent Jason Delcamp briefed the board members on staff vacancies and the completion of the 2016-2017 Capital Outlay Project that saw renovations within the school that included the restoration of the auditorium doors. He also outlined the 2017-2018 Outlay project that will see similar renovations done to the gymnasium doors.

After a brief regular session in the beginning, the board entered executive session to deliberate on several resolutions. One of those resolutions was renewing Superintendent Jason Delcamp’s tentative contract from 2017 to 2022.

The executive session in the middle of the board meeting lasted longer than usual, according to several attendees.

Once regular session resumed, the board flew through approving their resolutions, including approving Jason Delcamp through 2022.

“Thank you,” Delcamp said to the other board members.

Board member Tom DeJoe responded to him just by saying, “Thank you.”

Other items that were passed were the disposal and sale of certain school vehicles.

A 2003 Thomas Model FS Bus and a 2005 Model C-2 Bus were set to be scrapped. The two other vehicles, a 2005 Thomas Small Bus is set to be sold for between $300 and $400 and a 2012 Ford 250 W/Plow is set to be sold for $17,000 or to the highest bidder.

At the top of the meeting, a presentation was given about the newly resurrected “Camp Read A Lot.” The presentation was to review and recap what took place during the ten days of the reading camp to the board members. The members of the Brocton Board of Education appeared to be pleased with the result of the return of “Camp Read A Lot.” The camp includes extensive reading and writing for 10 days with help from teachers and community members.

Later in the meeting, the board also approved Delcamp to begin discussion with applicants for vacancies in several positions at the school. Those positions include a 7-12 science teacher (Earth science and physics), a licensed practical nurse, two long-term substitutes for middle/high school for special education, a JV girls volleyball coach, a teacher aide and a bus aide.