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                

Catherine Prezioso
Term expiring June 30, 2021

Patricia M. Reynolds
Term expiring  June 30, 2023

Thomas Salamone
Term expiring June 30, 2022

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.

Meeting schedules for various board committees are forthcoming.

Coming soon: 2020-21 Board of Education school year goals

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.