Board of Education

The Minisink Valley Board of Education

Joseph Flaherty, President
Term expires June 30, 2025      

William Cooper, Vice President
Term expires June 30, 2025

Shawn Cahill                                                             
Term expires June 30, 2026

Kathlee DeRose
Term expires June 30, 2027

Dr. Scott Hines
Term expires June 30, 2027

Ruth A. Luis
Term expires June 30, 2026

Anthony Monaco
Term expires June 30, 2027

Patricia M. Reynolds
Term expires  June 30, 2026

Vanessa Wight
Term expires June 30, 2025

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 visit  BoardDocs to read the policy manual.

2024-25 Meeting Schedule

July 11, 2024
Aug. 8 and 22, 2024
Sept.  5 and 19, 2024
Oct. 10 and 24, 2024
Nov. 7 and 21, 2024
Dec. 5 and 19, 2024
Jan. 23, 2025
Feb. 13 and 27, 2025
March 13 and 26, 2025
April 10 and 24, 2025
May 8 and 21, 2025
June 5 and 18, 2025

The Minisink Valley Board of Education meets on various Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium,  unless otherwise noted.

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Athletics Committee
TBA

Audit Committee
TBA

Buildings & Grounds Committee
TBA

Finance Committee
TBA

Menu Advisory Committee
TBA

Policy Committee
TBA

Transportation Committee
TBA

Board of Education goals

GOAL 1
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.

GOAL 2
The district will develop a fiscally responsible 2024-25 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.

GOAL 3
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.

GOAL 4
The district will continue to maintain a safe and secure learning environment for all district staff, students and community members and will continue to make upgrades and improvements to all areas concerning security.