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GOWANDA – The Gowanda School District Capital Project is in full swing in its second year and according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Anderson, progress is being made.
Middle school and high school work is nearing completion, with middle school due to end towards the end of the summer. The only real hitch was problems with the supply chain. “Our ceramic tile that was installed in front of the school got stuck in Portugal for months,” he said. “These are some of the problems we are having. But it’s on schedule for the most part.
Ongoing renovations at the college still include a new secure entrance and improvements to the lobby and library, while the high school is in the process of completing its new art rooms, in addition to a new weight room.
Work on the elementary school will begin this summer, with several upgrades to come. Anderson mentioned adding a new secure main entrance, as well as air conditioning and renovating the classrooms to make them more modern spaces. “Some of the original parts of the building are being renovated”, says Dr. Anderson. “That includes things like new cabinetry, tile, paint, and disability accessibility for students and staff in those rooms.”
In other recent Gowanda cases, the district approved several retirements, including data control clerk Kathleen Madigan, special education teacher Terri Stearns, elementary school teacher Kelly Lennertz, head custodian Patrick Nixon, keyboard specialist Susan Weyand, remedial reading teacher Arlene Biehler, special education teacher Heather Sopko, housekeeper Catherine Smith, and bus driver Penny Bridges.