A Board of Education meeting is a meeting of the trustees of your school district for the lawful transaction of the business of the district. It must be conducted in a specified manner because State laws and regulations require certain formal actions and the following of certain procedures. Board members, as elected officials, must make sure that they complete all transactions required from them at each meeting as indicated in the meeting agenda.
Official business can be transacted by the Board only at Regular (Business) or Special Meetings, all of which are open to the public. Closed Executive Sessions may be held only for purposes designated by law, such as negotiations, property acquisitions, personnel or legal matters.
Work Session and Regular or Business meetings at 7:00 PM unless otherwise announced. These meetings are subject to change. Please check this website for updates or changes to the meeting schedule. Announcements of meetings will also be made in the Orange County Post. All meetings are open to the public except for Executive Sessions.
Student Success - To support and promote student success and achievement by creating college
and career readiness. We need to attract and support a highly qualified and diverse staff that is
student-centered, enthusiastic and committed to professional excellence. Form and support
meaningful partnerships with business, higher education, and community organizations which
benefit our students, teachers, and school district community.
Safe/Supportive Learning Environment - We will engage students, staff, parents, agencies, and
other community members to ensure a safe, civil, inclusive, healthy and intellectually stimulating
learning atmosphere within all District buildings to provide a network of services, supports, and
activities that promote a safe environment where students are drug and alcohol free and safe from
bullying and violence.
Budget - To present and promote a budget that maximizes opportunities for students while
controlling costs for district taxpayers, mindful of the state tax cap levy and the impact of all state
mandates. We must also continue to work with our partners in advocacy OCSBA and NYSSBA, and
also individually with our local politicians for equitable, adequate, sustainable and predictable
Communication - We must effectively and transparently communicate with all district stakeholders.
We must use all avenues of communication, the district web page, and any other avenues at our
disposal. We need to create an environment of mutual respect and cooperation to facilitate open,
two-way communication with parents, businesses and our community.
Facilities - In the interest of good stewardship, and executing our fiduciary responsibilities to the
District and all its stakeholders, we will continue to encourage the ongoing maintenance and upkeep
of all of our facilities. We will continue to work with the facilities committee, and the building condition
survey to best serve the needs of all district stakeholders.
Adopted by the Board of Education: January 21, 2020