By Dave O'Connor
MAYVILLE - Classes begin Sept. 5, at Chautauqua Lake Central School and the school board passed a variety of resolutions Wednesday in preparation for the new school year.
Photo by Dave O’Connor
Three newly tenured teachers are welcomed by Jill Scott, Chautauqua Lake Central School Board President. Shown l-r are Kim Joslyn, Alison Huihui, Scott and Morgan Dudley. Joslyn is a librarian; Huihui and Dudley will teach the second and sixth grades respectively.
Just before the board meeting a public hearing on changes to the CLCS Code of Conduct drew not a single resident of the district. The changes in the code were unanimously approved by the board at its business meeting.
A prominent addition to the code is the addition of "cyberbullying" to the harassment category. Cyberbullying, according to the code, takes place "where the harassment on (sic) bullying occurs through any form of electronic communications."
The code is 37 pages long. "They (the students and staff) don't have to memorize it, but they better read it," Superintendant Ben Spitzer answered in response to a question posed during the public comment part of the board session.
Cynthia Davenport's resignation as school psychologist effective Sept. 20, was approved as was a three-year probationary appointment of Adam Gollwitzer as an earth science teacher and Kimberly Catalano as an elementary teacher.
Gian Martinelli, an English teacher, and Lynne Mueller, a math instructor were both approved to 60 percent full-time positions.
"The Wizard of Oz" gained approval as the secondary school musical for the coming school year.
A list of school property including work stations, obsolete sports equipment, certain Apple computers and other materials were declared surplus by the board.