FORESTVILLE – A major water line break caused an early dismissal Thursday for students at Forestville Central School. Members of the School Board heard a report about the issue at their regular meeting Thursday evening in the high school library.
Students were released from school at 12:30 p.m. Parents were notified of the closure.
Because of the leak, the school buildings were without water in the bathrooms and drinking fountains. The leak has been repaired and classes will resume today as scheduled.
Students will participate in some emergency preparedness drills today. Staff will be instructed to follow the emergency procedures, including sheltering students in off-site buildings.
At the board meeting, several students were recognized for their achievements. The students of the month in grades seven through 12 are Khianna Nasal, Caroline Kaicher, Allison Kaminski, Kassiah Johnson, Miranda Brennan and Emma Smith.
Mateo Mendez and Fabricio Logan were both recognized for being selected for the New York State School Music Association All State Conference in December. Mateo will be first chair in the oboe section of the band, and Fabricio will participate in the mixed chorus. It will be the first time two Forestville students have been selected at the same time.
Board members reviewed the annual audit report and were told there were no significant findings.
The board members were also told that the business office will review practices with students who participate in fundraising events. They said students will need to be accountable for funds promptly and accurately.
Three new staff members were introduced: Tom Donovan is the long-term substitute in the English department, Rachel Elersic Henry is the global studies teacher in the high school social studies department, and Emily Scott is a full-time occupational therapist.
Rodney Rogers took the oath of office as a School Board member. He replaces Nancy Stock, who moved away from the area. Rogers is currently a Chautauqua County legislator.