DOLGEVILLE — The Dolgeville Central School Board of Education may decide to forego a project remaining under its 2014 capital project and instead use the funds for an alternate project in the district.
District Superintendent Lynn Rhone updated the board about two outstanding projects left under the capital project during a meeting Tuesday. One of the projects included the installation of new bathrooms at the school district’s bus garage.
Rhone, after view plans for it, suggested during the meeting that the board not do the project.
"I don’t like the plans," she said during the meeting.
Board President Robert Maxwell said the estimated cost for the restroom project is $300,000.
"It’d be different if there wasn’t one there already," he said during a telephone interview Wednesday. "… We could put that off and use it for more things in the building, such as emergency lighting or for another alternate project."
Rhone said the district has a letter on file that OKs bus drivers using the bathroom facilities in the main school building, if necessary.
The board didn’t make a formal decision about the project during the meeting.
The board also heard from Rhone about the generator connectivity project during the meeting. She said this is on hold following a recent bid meeting with an architect, which had plans that were outside the school district’s specifications.
"The drawings are not what [the district] asked for," she said, noting the district representative who met with the architect "let [the architect] know that."
Rhone said the project is expected to be looked at again during the summer.
Construction on the $8.74 million capital project began in August 2015 and included several major renovations to the district school buildings. This included upgrades to the Sam Camardello Auditorium, improvements to the elementary and high school cafeterias, construction of a connecting hallway between two sides of the school building and a redesign of the elementary school parking lot to include a bus loop.
In other business, no action was taken on an agreement with the village of Dolgeville regarding the school district’s school resource officer. Rhone said during the meeting it was unclear what the numbers were pertaining to the salary of the school resource officer, who is also a village of Dolgeville police officer. She said she wants to see what the school district would have to pay for the 10 months of the year the officer is working as a school resource officer written out before taking any action on the agreement.