2020-2021 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - Re-organization/Regular Meeting
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (virtual 5 p.m.)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – Joint Work Session with GUFSD at Greenport Auditorium (6 p.m.)
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - ES BOCES Budget/Board Vote (10 a.m.)
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting*
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
*1st Tuesday due to 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 MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM 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 EAST MARION POST OFFICE, THE POQUATUCK HALL BULLETIN BOARD AND SCHOOL WEBSITE AT LEAST 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.
2020-2021 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 6/30/2021)
Philip Mastrangelo (term expires 6/30/2021)
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
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.