The Board of Education is responsible for setting policy and conducting the business of the school district according to the laws of New York State. The daily administration of the schools is delegated by the board to the Superintendent of Schools, who works with building principals and district office personnel in the management of the district.
Public Participation at Board Meetings
The Board of Education encourages public participation at board meetings. There will be a specific agenda item at each board meeting to provide an opportunity to address the board. Preferably, when an individual or group wishes to present a matter to the Board of Education, a request should be made to the superintendent for an opportunity to be on the agenda.
Questions or comments concerning school staff members, students or any other individuals will not be acknowledged or discussed at Board of Education meetings. The board cannot act or react without knowledge of all the facts and/or circumstances relevant to such matters. We encourage you to initially contact teachers, building principals or the superintendent concerning such matters. Appropriate action will be initiated.
The board president is responsible for the orderly conduct of the meeting and will consider matters such as the time to be allowed for public discussion, the appropriateness of the subject being presented and the suitability of the time for such a presentation. The board as a whole will have the final decision in determining all such rulings.
Voice of the Public
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME. HOWEVER,
THE CONTEXT AND TIMING ARE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.