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                                      is an equitable learning community cultivating health, knowledge, skills, and values for productive global citizenship.

The Onteora Schools Board of Education
consists of seven ELECTED OR APPOINTED TRUSTEES

Cindy Bishop (president)  Meghann reimondo (Vice President)
    sarah hemingway lynch  Clark Goodrich  Emily Mitchell-Marell Caroline Jerome  rick knutsen
Please Select any board members name for their biography

Board of Education Responsibilities

THE BOARD MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO SET POLICIES THAT GOVERN THE EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING THE DISTRICT'S FIVE SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF THE DISTRICT.

THESE RESPONSIBLE INCLUDE: ESTABLISHING POLICY; DEFINING DISTRICT PRIORITIES AND GOALS; MONITORING AND EVALUATING PROGRESS; APPROVING CONTRACTS, BONDS AND THE ANNUAL BUDGET; AND SELECTING AND EVALUATING THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.

DEFINING PRIORITIES AND GOALS

In collaboration with the Administration, the Board defines annual District priorities and establishes specific goals, rationale and expected outcomes. It delegates to the Superintendent of Schools (the District's chief executive officer and educational leader) the authority to develop, operate and manage the educational programs to meet these goals.

MONITORING AND EVALUATING PROGRESS

The Superintendent and Central Administration regularly update the Board on progress towards goals, and Board meetings and study sessions are often devoted to presentations highlighting work in specific areas.

APPROVING CONTRACTS, BONDS AND THE ANNUAL BUDGET

The Board guides negotiations with the District’s five bargaining units and approves all final collective bargaining agreements and employment contracts, as well as vendor contracts.

The Superintendent, with some guidance from the Board and in concert with his/her staff, prepares and presents a recommended budget to the Board. After discussion and input from the community, the Board is responsible for approving a final budget to be presented for a community vote. The Board strives to approve a budget that effectively balances costs with maintaining Onteora's high instructional standards for students and staff.

SELECTING AND EVALUATING THE SUPERINTENDENT

Perhaps the most critical responsibility of a Board of Education is to select and evaluate the Superintendent. The Board provides regular feedback and a formal annual review.

SERVING ON COMMITTEES AND AS LIAISONS

Each board member serves on a number of committees, as well as a liaison to District schools and community groups. Click here for a list of committee assignments and liaison positions. 


2023 - 2024 Board of Education Goals

Support the development of a district wide long term plan that centers students’ equitable access to high quality, modern student-centered programs that serve our district mission of fostering productive 21st century global citizenship

Resolution Approved November 14, 2023

Board Briefs
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Board Historical Documents
Board Meeting Schedule
Board Minutes
Board Meeting Video
Board Norms
Board Policies


District Clerk:

Amanda Gates
Email: districtclerk@onteora.k12.ny.us
 

The Board of Education can be contacted at any time via e-mail or regular mail at the following address:

Email: 
OnteoraBOE@onteora.k12.ny.us

Regular Mail:
Board of Education
Onteora Central School District
PO Box 300
Boiceville, NY 12412

Please provide a name and return address when sending correspondence. The Board of Education will not read or respond to anonymous mail.