Board of Education

The Minisink Valley Board of Education

Joseph Flaherty, President
Term expiring June 30, 2022     

William Cooper, Vice President
Term expires June 30, 2022

Shawn Cahill                                                                  
Term expires June 30, 2023

James Emery, Jr.
Term expires June 30, 2023     

Nakia Hickman
Term expires June 30,  2022

Dr. Scott Hines
Term expires June 30, 2024

Anthony Monaco
Term expires June 30, 2024

Patricia M. Reynolds
Term expires  June 30, 2023

Melissa Young
Term expires June 30, 2024

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.

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

The Minisink Valley Board of Education meets on various Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted, in Room 108 at the middle school.

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

July 8, 2021
Aug. 5 and  19, 2021
Sept. 9 and 23, 2021
Oct. 14, 2021
Nov. 4 and 18, 2021
Dec. 2 and 16, 2021
Jan. 6 and  20, 2022
Feb. 3 and 17, 2022
March 10 and  24, 2022
April 7 and 21, 2022
May 5 and 19, 2022
June 2 and  16, 2022

Finance Committee
Feb. 3,  27 and  March 10  and 24, 2022: All at 6 p.m.

*All meetings are scheduled pending Board of Education approval at its July 8, 2021  meeting.

NOTE: All COVID-19 related protocols, including mask wearing and social distancing,  which are in place or may continue to be in place at the time of any meeting, must be followed in order to attend a Board of Education meeting.

 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.