Board of Education

The Minisink Valley Board of Education

Joseph Flaherty, President
Term expiring June 30, 2022     

William Cooper, Vice President
Term expiring June 30, 2022

Christopher Briecke
Term expiring June 30, 2021

Shawn Cahill                                                                  
Term expiring June 30, 2023

Kathlee DeRose
Term expiring June 30, 2021

James Emery, Jr.
Term expiring June 30, 2023     

Nakia Hickman
Term expiring June 30,  2022

Catherine Prezioso
Term expiring June 30, 2021

Patricia M. Reynolds
Term expiring  June 30, 2023

The Minisink Valley Board of Education believes that, in partnership with the community, parents, administration, faculty, and staff, its primary mission is to enable the individual student to identify and achieve maximum potential.

Board of education members are unpaid public officials elected by the voters to take formal legal actions and set policy for the conduct of the district.

Policies of the Minisink Valley Central School District/Board of Education

A major function of the Board of Education is to set the direction for the district. Board members do this by writing and reviewing policies. When  procedures and guidelines are set, they are done so in conjunction with these policies. Please BoardDocs to read the policy manual.

2020-21 Meeting Schedule

The Minisink Valley Board of Education meets on various Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted, in Room 108 at the middle school. ***

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

July 9, 30, 2020
Aug. 20, 2020
Sept. 3, 17, 2020
Oct. 1, 22, 2020
Nov. 5, 19, 2020
Dec. 17, 2020
Jan. 7, 21, 2021
Feb. 4, 25, 2021
March 11, 25, 2021
April  22, 2021
May 6, 20, 2021
June 3, 17, 2021

***Please note: While school remains closed,  board meetings are conducted virtually via Google Meets.  The telephone number and access code to allow visitors to listen to the meeting are posted on this website in advance of the meetings. Thank you for your understanding.

Finance Committee
Feb. 4,  25 and  March 11  and 25, 2021: All at 6 p.m.

 2020-21 Board of Education school year goals

The district will continue to promote an atmosphere valuing Minisink Valley’s diversity, which supports a learning environment respectful of all students, staff and community members and maximizes each student’s academic achievement and success.  The district has no tolerance to all acts of racism, discrimination, hateful actions and speech.

The district will develop a fiscally responsible 2021-22 budget, to be approved by taxpayers, that is New York State Tap Cap Law compliant and supports a high quality and equitable education opportunity for all students.

The district will continue to expand and improve upon internal and external stakeholder communication outreach efforts to maximize awareness and understanding of issues involved in district operations in addition to informing stakeholders about district news and information.

The district will continue to be proactive in responding and adapting to all COVID-19 federal, state and local and mandates and regulations, while maximizing all opportunities to instruct students with a superior academic curriculum in a hybrid/fully remote and/or fully in-person instructional model to maximize college and career academic readiness and success.