GOWANDA - The Gowanda Central School district will participate in an energy efficiency study put on by Erie 1 BOCES. The study was approved by the school board at a recent meeting.
The study ,which will be conducted by BOCES, will install switches into the computer system in the district. This switch will shut down the computer systems at the end of the day in an attempt to reduce the energy and energy bills put forth by the school.
The study is at no cost to the school and will provide power management and end point management software programs to the school. This software will be able to power down the computers at the end of the day and on weekends.
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Members of the Gowanda Board of Education approved participation in an energy efficiency study put out by Erie 1 BOCES.
"There will be switches that will be set to shut our computers off at the end of the day ... the human being can override it at any point in time and turn the machine on," Superintendent Charles Rinaldi said.
In an unrelated matter, the board addressed changes to the open meetings law. Rinaldi brought up an issue regarding the supporting documents being posted; in particular, the committee for special education (CSE) minutes.
"If we were to release the information that (board members) receive regarding the CSE recommendations it would be possible through the process of elimination to identify the child," Rinaldi said.
Rinaldi recommended to the board that the district does not post this information on the website as well as not posting personal information regarding potential substitutes to protect privacy.
The agenda and supporting documents for the board meeting will be posted on the school's website the Monday prior to the meeting.
The agenda will stay on the website until the minutes from the meeting are approved two weeks later.
The agenda will be removed as soon as the approved minutes are posted.
In other business:
Ross John Sr., was appointed as a volunteer softball coach.
Renee Mathiebe, Joshua West and Stacey Gibbins were approved as substitute teachers.
Marcus Waterman was approved as a substitute for the Seneca language vacancy.
The following sports coaching appointments were made: Darlene Pfaffenbach as jayvee softball coach; Amanda Hillebert as varsity softball coach; Lisa Maybee as assistant varsity softball coach; Scott Bennett as middle school modified lacrosse coach; West as varsity boys track coach; Gibbins for assistant track coach; Jon Warrior as middle school modified lacrosse assistant coach.
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