Board of Education

Meet the Minisink Valley Board of Education

Members of the Board of Education

Back row from the left:
 John Odland                                                                   
Term expiring June 30, 2020

William Cooper, Vice President
Term expiring June 30, 2022

Shawn Cahill                                                                  
Term expiring June 30, 2020

Joseph Flaherty, President
Term expiring June 30, 2022                               

Thomas Salamone
Term expiring June 30, 2022

Seated, from the left:
James Emery, Jr.
Term expiring June 30, 2020

Catherine Prezioso
Term expiring June 30, 2021

Kathlee DeRose
Term expiring June 30, 2021

Christopher Briecke
Term expiring June 30, 2021

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.

2019-20 Meeting Schedule

The Minisink Valley Board of Education meets on various Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted, in Room 108 at the middle school. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

July 11, 2019
August 15, 2019
August 29, 2019
September 12, 2019
October 3, 2019
November 7, 2019
December 5, 19, 2019
January 9, 23, 2020*
PLEASE note: The Jan. 23 meeting is at the Otisville Elementary School Cafetorium
February 6, 20, 2020
March 5*, 26, 2020  NOTE:  The March 26 meeting will take place via GOOGLE MEETS. Details on how to access this meeting will follow once confirmed.
PLEASE note:
The March 5 finance committee meeting and board meeting will be held at the Intermediate School in the auditorium due to the conflict with the middle school drama production.
April 16, 2020
April 30, 2020*
PLEASE note: The April 30 meeting is at the Otisville Elementary School Cafetorium
May 14,2020
June 4, 18, 2020

Committee meetings
The following committee meetings for the 2019-2020 school year:
Oct. 3 2019 :6 p.m.:  Policy Committee; 7 p.m.: Audit Committee
Nov. 7, 2019: 6:30 p.m.: Menu Advisory Committee
Dec. 5, 2019 :  6:30 p.m.:  Buildings and Grounds Committee

Finance Committee meetings
     Feb. 6 and 20, 2020
     March 5* and 26, 2020  NOTE:  March 26 meeting has been canceled.
PLEASE note: The March 5 finance committee meeting and board meeting will be held at the Intermediate School in the auditorium due to the conflict with the middle school drama production. 

PLEASE note: These Finance Committee meetings will begin at  6:30 p.m. and will be held in the middle school’s auditorium. 

Board of Education  2019-2020  school year goals

  • The district will continue to promote an atmosphere that values Minisink Valley’s diversity and supports a learning environment respectful of all students, staff, and community members.
  • The district will work to successfully pass a budget that is fiscally responsible to our taxpayers for the 2020-2021 school year that complies with the New York State Tax Cap Law and supports a quality education for all our students.
  • The district will develop a long-range financial plan in order to properly restore and implement programs that are fiscally responsible and sustainable.
  • The district will continue to expand and improve upon communication capabilities with our staff, students, their families and our community to help promote all the positive attributes of Minisink Valley.
  • The district will continue to maintain oversight and continually evaluate all phases of construction of our ongoing Capital Project.

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