Highlights Book donated to Greece Historical Society
August 10, 1910 Clerk Frank Herman (He later was a Town of Greece Town Justice and lived at his farm located at 1067 Long Pond Rd. Many of the young kids that worked on the farm remember the ice-cold watermelons he served from the refrigerator. In those days when doctors made house calls, the doctor would come and give him shots right thru the pants leg for medication.)
Balance on hand $36.16 paid out
Raised by tax 422.78 Teachers wage 396.00
Library money 20.00 coal 18.00
Public Money 125.00 Janitor 15.00
Total 603.94 repairs 49.32
The balance on hand was 74.37
W. N. Britton said he would give the district a deed of the property at any time. He was requested to do so by the district. The matter of a special school meeting was held and a vote on building a new schoolhouse was voted on and carried.
May 24, 1913
The district authorized the erection of a new school building. The district would raise a tax of $4500 or as much as necessary. They would collect it in installments according to 467 of Education Laws. The vote carried 24 in favor and 16 opposed. Some of the voters were: Mrs. W. E. Justice, W. E. Justice, John Roberts, Charles Preston, Jos Kierhart, and Jos Erath (His farm was on Long Pond where Brookside school now stands.)
May 4, 1915
A building fund was set up.
The contract was awarded to Koerner & Willis on July 29 for the erection of a school building.
The cost was $4068.00.
Bonds were sold to Union Trust Co. of Rochester, N.Y. Rees & Ade were the Architects.
The cost to them was $306.79.
The cost to Koerner & Willis was $4100.50.
Hardware expense was $30.86 and refurbish and moving desks were $43.25.
For building outhouse $1.00
May 2, 1916
Sale of old school building $5.00
May 6, 1919
The painting of the schoolhouse took place.
May 5, 1925
A need was seen to replace the front door with a double door made of lighter wood.
July 20, 1927
A feasibility was considered for the uniting with districts 11, 3, and 16 in a central union school on Ridge. Rd.. W. N. Britton had donated 5 acres for a site. The vote was 10 in favor and 20 against.
May 7, 1929
The last mortgage payment was made $315.00.
Greece Central District #1 begin with merged 11, 3, and 16.
May 6, 1930
A motion was made to install electricity that lost in a vote cast by 22 people, there were 10 yeas and 12 nays.
High school tuition collected is $770.00
Grade school tuition was $200.00
The school went up through the eighth grade. If you wanted to go or could afford to go to high school you could go to John Marshall (Ridgeway Ave.) or to Charlotte (Lake Ave.)
A motion carried electricity, water, and inside toilets were to be installed.
September 16, 1931
A special meeting was held to discuss payment regarding $990 for high school tuition or having two teachers or arranging for school bus transportation. The trustee has a right to raise funds for necessary purchases. 46 votes that pupils be sent to #1 (Britton) school on Hoover Rd.
May 3, 1932
Electrical work 120.00 Water meter 15, Mr. H Clark Install water lines 152, water bill 2.50, electricity bill 7.75. A discussion took place on whether to have one or two teachers. Votes cast were 37, for two teachers 24, for one teacher 13.
May 2, 1933
As stated in the minutes it was reported that district #9 was second in cleanness in the county. Under new business, no action was taken on transportation for high school children. Money raised by public subscription to carry on the work for the Dental dispensary. Tile laid around cellar wall.
May 1, 1934
Fire extinguisher $2.75
Proposed addition for inside toilet and cloakroom to be paid by state money.
May 24, 1934
Special meeting for addition $2,400.00 to be used for flush toilets. Vote count 31, 17yea, 14 no
January 31, 1935
Special Meeting discussing transportation for high school students.14 students presently attend high school. 8 passengers could fit in one vehicle. People felt 2 buses would be necessary. The proposed tax sum of $250. or as necessary for those attending high school.
February 9, 1935
Special meeting to raise $450.00 for two school buses. The vote count was 49. Yes 22, no 26, the transportation vote lost.
May 6, 1935
Lay stone wall Gilbert Justice $35.00
Cummings new building $1325.20
School Gong 28.00
August 14, 1935
Special Meeting for transportation of academic pupils (high school) The vote went as follows: vote total 41, 31 yes, 11no.
May 5, 1936
Motion all new pupils going to high school would have to attend John Marshall High school- carried. The bus would go 1 mile east on English to pick up academic pupils.
May 3, 1938, & 1937
Taxation of $3,000.00 Bus continues the same as last year.
May 7, 1939
Motion for a sidewalk from the road to the south side of the school at a cost of $150.00.
no special business
December 4, 1940
A special meeting discussed fixing the school bus involved in an accident and to buy a new larger bus. vote 28 25yes,3no. The board hired a lawyer to protect our interest in accident.
May 7, 1941 –
school painting, students still attend John Marshall
May 5, 1942
only business students still to go to John Marshall High school.
On May 5, 1942, was the last entry in the Minuted of Common School District Number 9.