Fredonia School Board makes appointments

OBSERVER Photos by Nicole Gugino Michelle Pattison was appointed as a high school special education teacher at the Fredonia Board of Education meeting.

The school year is off to a good start according to Fredonia officials, but some positions still needed to be filled.

The Fredonia Board of Education met recently to approve those appointments.

Michelle Pattison was appointed as a special education teacher in the high school. She attended the meeting to show her appreciation.

“I am proud and honored to be coming to the district,” she said.

Pattison will begin Sept. 24 and High School Principal Darrin Paschke said he is excited to work with her.

“I’d like to welcome Ms. Pattison to our special ed department. She was a candidate that came very strongly recommended and she’s worked with us in the past. We’re looking very forward for her to start working here as soon as possible. She comes to us from Jamestown,” he said.

Other appointments included Andrea Gullo (probationary), Roberta Pacos and Alicia Schibetta as food service helpers, Melissa Putney as an elementary school teacher, Kelly White as volunteer assistant football cheerleading advisor, Steve Gromala as assistant football coach, Cindy Wystup as a printer, and Jodi Pasquale and Erin Sayers as teacher aides.

There was a moment of silence for the late Douglas Stewart, a former teacher, and the victims of 9/11.

The board also approved fundraisers for the High School musical, the volleyball team and for Laurie Faso by the volleyball teams on Sept. 21.

Also given the go ahead was recycling old middle school history books, disposing of a snack machine, approving a student gender identity policy, declaring the high school an emergency shelter for the LoGuidice Center and Fredonia Place and making several last-minute student teaching assignments.

The next meeting will be Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the high school library.