The Frontier School District, now launching a search for a new superintendent following the announcement this week by James C. Bodziak that he will retire in September, has triggered some special board meetings.
The School board plans to meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in an executive session to address a personnel matter and a contractual matter. Both those items were indicated last week to be directly tied to Bodziak’s retirement. The board will meet in Room 204 of the Frontier Educational Center at 5120 Orchard Ave.
The School Board also will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. July 25 at the same location to conduct business and then immediately enter an executive session to handle one personnel and one contractual matter.
Also, at its annual reorganizational meeting this week, the board voted unanimously to name Janet MacGregor Plarr as its board president – a role she has served in three times. This is her second consecutive term as board president and she is in her 20th year on the board.
Board member Martin Lalka was named vice president of the board by six members of the board, with one abstaining.
In addition, the School Board approved a school resource officer agreement with the Town of Hamburg, effective July 1 through June 30, 2016. No details were disclosed on the cost of the agreement or who would be serving in that capacity.
Parents spearheading the building of a new playground at Cloverbank Elementary School donated $80,000 raised through the community to the district for purchasing and installing a playground at the school, along with benches or tables for the surrounding area.
Also this week:
• The Hamburg Village Board will conduct a work session at 5:30 p.m. Monday followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in Village Hall, 100 Main St.
• The Hamburg Town Board will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room 1 in Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the board room.
• The Hamburg village Architectural Review Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall.
• The Blasdell Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave.
• The Blasdell Village Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave.
• The band 90 West will play at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in JFK playground in Blasdell.
• The Roadrunners are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park as part of the Hamburg village summer concert series.
• The Hamburg Farmer’s market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Staub Machine plaza, 206 Lake St.
• The Lake Erie Seaway Trail Visitor’s Center, 4968 Lakeshore Road, will start its speakers series at 7 p.m. Thursday with Helen Domske, associate director of the great lakes program at the University at Buffalo and a senior education specialist for New York Sea Grant, discussing issues affecting Lake Erie.
• The deadline for reservations is Thursday for a tour of China sponsored by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Western New York Chamber Alliance and CITSLINC International. The trip will take place from Oct. 23-31, and includes visits to historic landmarks in Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai.
• Burgerfest will take place throughout the day Saturday along Main and Buffalo streets and in the municipal parking lot in Hamburg.
Activities include a classic car show, Taste of Hamburg, music throughout the day, Kids Space and Tween Space, and the burger, buns and beds parade. Village officials also said parking restrictions along Union Street will be enforced.