Olean Considering Compassion Charter

Olean is thinking about Compassion. A group wants the Common Council’s strategic planning committee to adopt a Charter for Compassion. Rob Walk, a retired Olean City School District psychologist says it’s a way to show that the community can work together for everybody’s bennefit.
Walk says more than 30 local businesses, religious groups and charities support the charter. Six cities in the state have compassion charters already. The committee was interested in adopting the charter, but need time to research it.
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Franklinville Central School District’s capital project got mixed results
Voters said yes to a $6M building upkeep plan, but not to a $5M turf conversion plan
The school building upgrades will not raise their taxes, the turf plan would have added a 1 percent tax increase.
It would have converted the sports fields behind the elementary school to turf, created a drainage system, fencing, dugouts and scoreboards, and resurface the track.