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OLEAN – As the budget vote approaches, the members of the Olean Board of Education acted this week to make sure one of the district’s buildings continues to have a solid roof above the children.

Acting on behalf of the district, Mark Voorhees, senior project manager for Campus Construction Management, opened bids for the repairs to the roof of Washington West Elementary School. The project is not a full replacement but is designed to fix areas that have begun to leak, according to board documents.

Three firms bid on the project, with prices ranging from $151,740 to $179,800. The lowest bid was from J&B Installations Inc. of Skaneateles. Other bidders were A.W. Farrell & Sons of Dunkirk and Jamestown Roofing of Jamestown. The winning bid was the only one that came in under or at the district’s budget of $159,500.

In other action, the board voted to pay guidance counselors from the high school and middle school for 80 days over the summer. Those days will be used to establish development for the 2013-14 school year.

Those counselors will be paid the individual daily rate, ranging from $292 to $316.

The members of the board voted to dispose of 16 pallets of obsolete computer workstations, monitors and old television sets at Regional Computer Recycling and Recovery of Victor. No cost is associated with the disposal.

The annual budget presentation will be Tuesday in the Large Group Instruction Room of Olean Intermediate Middle School.

May 21, city residents will vote on the budget and three seats on the board.

Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the music suite at the middle school.

The board will meet at 6:30 that night and then again at noon May 22 to certify the vote.