Tonawanda News —
The district is waiting on the state’s approval of the project, which is set to come in around Thanksgiving. The state will approve the safety coding for the project and issue the permit.
But representatives assured the board that there is no way the state could jeopardize funding or nix the project.
After the approval, the project will be out for bids shortly after Jan. 1. So far, the project is on schedule, according to Buckley.
Superintedent Whitney Vantine took the opportunity to assure the public the project is still on track despite rumors floating around town that the project is over.
“That’s garbage,” he said. “This doesn’t mean the project is dead or that it can’t move forward. We are doing well.”
Also at Tuesday’s meeting:
• Tonawanda High School principal Dr. James Newton attended the meeting to give a brief presentation on the school’s clubs. Newton is searching for an advisor for Rachel’s Challenge, an anti-violence club inspired by the acts at Columbine.
• Mullen Elementary Principal Jessica Lyons also attended Tuesday’s meeting and announced a week of fundraising and events for a student at the school who was diagnosed with Leukemia last May. The school is taking donations for footprints and luminary bags to be used during a Heros Come in All Sizes walk 1:45 p.m. Oct. 5 in the school’s bus loop. Proceeds will help defray medical costs for the family.
Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150.