August 2, 2016
Canisteo, NY – The Canisteo Greenwood Board of Education set a date for a formal dedication of the revitalized Canisteo living sign at Monday night’s monthly meeting. School superintendent Jeremy Palotti said the tentative date will be Saturday, October 1st at the elementary school which will coincide with Homecoming Weekend. “There is a lot of positive energy surrounding this event and this will be a neat opportunity to bring the community together while a number of events are going on,” said Palotti.
Also on hand was Director of Facilities Head John Adams who gave the board an update on the progress of the living sign. “We have three trees that are graveyard dead,” said Adams, “And we have around ten trees that are struggling.” When the trees were planted the contractor told the board you can expect around a ten percent loss so as of now they are well under that figure. “Considering the fact that we had an extreme drought, I think things are looking pretty good.” Fortunately the cost of the dying trees does not fall on the school district as the contractor who planted them takes full responsibility for a full year.
In other news Adams reported that the soccer and football fields will be in fine shape for the start of fall sports and Palotti also told the board that the numbers for participation are solid.