The Board of Education held a special meeting on Thursday, September 24, to
take action on three items:
Middle school childcare - The Board approved TSL Adventures to provide before and afterschool childcare at Iroquois and Van Antwerp middle schools for families who choose to participate. The program is expected to begin in January. A survey conducted last year showed that parents were interested in the availability of the service. A committee reviewed the three proposals that were submitted using criteria that incorporated parent survey feedback, including cost and programming. TSL will lease the space from the district to run the program. Middle school families should look for more information from TSL in the weeks ahead.
Energy efficient lighting - The Board awarded a bid to ERSI Energy Smart Lighting, Inc. to replace 452 halide and fluorescent fixtures at the 1301 Hillside Avenue transportation facility with 383 LED lighting fixtures. A National Grid energy efficiency program will provide $120,000 of the cost of the project. The net cost to the district will be $65,000. This will result in annual energy cost savings.
Niskayuna Rowing trip - The Board approved a Niskayuna Rowing trip to the Head of the Riverfront Regatta in Hartford, Connecticut on October 4, with the costs to be covered by program fees. Best of luck to our students!