2021-2022 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - Re-organization/Regular Meeting
Tuesday, August 10, 2021- Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - Regular Meeting
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - Regular Meeting
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – Joint Work Session with GUFSD at Greenport Auditorium (6 p.m.)
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - Budget Workshop and Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - Regular Meeting
*Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - ES BOCES Budget/Board Vote (10 a.m.)
**Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - Regular Meeting
*4th Wednesday of the month due to the scheduling from ESBOCES
**1st Tuesday of the month due to the scheduling of the Annual Budget Hearing
PLEASE NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD @ THE SCHOOL ON THE 2ND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 PM IN THE GYMNASIUM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. IF EXECUTIVE SESSIONS ARE NEEDED, MEETINGS WILL USUALLY BEGIN AT 6:00 or 6:30 PM.
MONTHLY NOTICE OF THESE MEETINGS WILL APPEAR IN THE ORIENT AND EAST MARION POST OFFICES, THE POQUATUCK HALL BULLETIN BOARD, THE SCHOOL WEBSITE AND AT THE SCHOOL AT LEAST 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.
2021-2022 Board Of Education Members
Thomas Stevenson, President (term expires 6/30/2022)
Janice Caufield, Vice President (term expires 6/30/2023)
Jeffrey Demarest (term expires 6/30/2023)
Miriam Foster (term expires 6/30/2022)
Erin Johnson (term expires 6/30/2024)
Philip Mastrangelo (term expires 6/30/2024)
Dorothy-Dean Thomas (term expires 6/30/2022)
District Policies and Plans
To view entire policy manual, please make and appointment to visit the District Clerk's office
AGENDAS AND MINUTES (for budget info - see business office tab)
VOTER INFORMATION/INFORMACION DE VOTANTE
JUST ADDED - expiring on January 1, 2022
Senate Bill No. 5545 modifies certain sections of the Education Law [Sections 2018-a, 2018-b and 1951(2)(s)] to include, as an “illness” for the purposes of requesting an absentee ballot in a school district election, “a risk of contracting or spreading a disease that may cause illness to the voter or to other members of the public.”
“I am requesting, in good faith, an absentee ballot due to (check one reason):… Temporary illness or physical disability, including, but not limited to, the risk of contracting or spreading a disease (e.g., COVID-19) that may cause illness to the voter or to other members of the public.”
RECIÉN AÑADIDO - expira el 1 de enero de 2022
Proyecto de Ley del Senado No. 5545 modifica ciertas secciones de la Ley de Educación [Secciones 2018-a, 2018-by 1951 (2) (s)] para incluir, como una "enfermedad" a los efectos de solicitar una boleta de voto ausente en una elección del distrito escolar, "un riesgo de contraer o propagar una enfermedad que pueda causar enfermedad al votante oa otros miembros del público".
“Estoy solicitando, de buena fe, una boleta de voto ausente debido a (marque un motivo):...Enfermedad temporal o discapacidad física, que incluye, entre otros, el riesgo de contraer o propagar una enfermedad (p. Ej., COVID-19) que pueda causar enfermedad al votante oa otros miembros del público".
FOIL (Freedom of Information) Request
BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEES - to meet quarterly or on an as-needed basis (Notice of meetings will appear on school calendar)
Finance and Audit Committee (CAUFIELD, DEMAREST, MASTRANGELO)
Meet with external auditor prior to commencing an audit of the District
Work with auditor to help Board understand the audit report and management letter
Review corrective action plan and assist the Board in implementation
Assist in annual budget process
Review monthly financial reports
Explore sources of revenue
Buildings/Grounds and Safety Committee (CAUFIELD, DEMAREST, STEVENSON)
Develop a master plan for maintenance and care of building (short term and long term needs)
Perform detailed quarterly inspection of buildings, grounds and furnishings and determine any action needed and report to Board
Meet with architectural/engineering consultants when needed prior to the commencement of any project/capital improvement
Annual review of District/School Emergency Response Plan
Strategic Planning Committee COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Annual review of the District’s mission and goals
Consider how best to deal with upcoming changes (mandates) and transitions
Set concrete goals for the future of the District
Policy and Legislative Outreach Committee (FOSTER, THOMAS)
Review policy recommendations (quarterly) from NYSSBA
Keep existing policies current by conducting annual review of policy manual
Keep current with changes in education-related state legislation and report to the Board
Wellness Committee (CAUFIELD, FOSTER, JOHNSON)
Assess the school health environment, programs and policies and identify ways to strengthen to improve health of students and staff
Board of Education
The Oysterponds Board of Education will hold regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m (past practice was 7:30 p.m.) All School Board meetings are open to the public except for Executive Sessions (when confidential matters are discussed) which may take place either prior to the regular meeting or at the conclusion of the meeting. Please refer to the school calendar and specific meeting announcements for any changes.
OUFSD BOARD OF EDUCATION CORE VALUES
The Board of Education recognizes the importance of establishing core values as a guide in all that we do in accomplishing our mission. They are deep-rooted within us. They are not negotiable. They are the basic standards of conduct for dealing with each other. Our core values apply to each member of the Board and our Superintendent.
Integrity: Integrity is the foundation of our relationships; it encompasses openness, honesty, sincerity and respect. We respect and value the skills, creativity, knowledge and wisdom that each of us brings to our decision-making process.
Dignity: We believe that each of us can contribute to the quality of life in our school and in our community. We will always conduct ourselves in a courteous, respectful manner toward each other and toward our faculty, administrative staff, students, parents and the general public.
Accountability & Responsibility: We expect to be held accountable for our actions and we take responsibility for their results. We believe that the practice of these habits will increase the likelihood of success in all that we strive to achieve.
Excellence: Each of us is challenged to give and perform our personal best for the benefit of our school.