Role of the Board
The Board of Education (BOE) is made up of nine unsalaried citizens each elected to three-year terms. The BOE’s powers and duties are derived from the New York State Constitution, the laws of New York State, and the rulings of the New York State Commissioner of Education. The BOE’s main areas of responsibility are establishing district policies; developing an annual budget for public approval; voting on the Superintendent’s recommendations on personnel matters and contracts; reviewing courses of study and textbooks; and acting as a communication link between residents and the Superintendent.
No person or group acts in the name of the BOE. All motions require a majority vote before the BOE can act. A BOE member is in an official capacity only during an official BOE meeting. The BOE employs the Superintendent, who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the district and administration of BOE policies. The Superintendent develops policies, programs, and plans for Board action.
Members of the Board 2016-17
Michael Fortun, President
Leah Wertz, Vice President
Gaetana Baldwin, Student Liaison