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Indian Lake Central evaluates the role of social media in education

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— •Representatives of Bernier, Carr and Associates updated the Board on the status of the construction project and reported that the project was winding down and was at a “punch list” phase. Discussions ensued surrounding generator options. In response to a question from Board Vice President David Harrington about the budget, the Board was informed that a balance of unused funds remains between $4,000 and $15,000. There is a meeting planned to reconcile the financials of the project and the final figure will be forthcoming.

•School Superintendent Mark Brand notified the Board that a request was received from the Town Board for a joint open meeting of the two boards. A meeting date and time was set for Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

•During his report to the Board, Superintendent Brand announced that the district did not receive the grant for the pellet boiler. Discussion ensued regarding options for boiler replacement and the relatively rapid payback on a pellet boiler. On the positive side, Brand said that the projected transportation budget was $14,000 less than expected.

•During his report, Principal Dave Snide outlined the concussion program that the school abides by and an overview of its six-phase process that uses a healthy base line check to monitor each phase of getting the student a healthy return to sport activities. He also informed the Board that the Coaches vs. Cancer game on Jan. 11 had a tremendous attendance level and raised $1,712.45 for the American Cancer Society.

The next regular meeting of the School Board will be on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

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