Board of Education
The Board of Education is a group of local residents elected by you to govern your school district. It consists of seven members, each serving a three year term, without pay. In general, the Board defines local school district policies and fulfills the requirements set by the New York State Education Department. Community residents are invited and encouraged to attend and speak at all regular meetings and public hearings of the Board of Education and its Committees, except those held in Executive Session, as authorized by the Freedom of Information Act. Speakers may address the Board at regular meetings during the agenda item: First Invitation to Public. In addition, views may be aired on specific items by addressing a letter to either the Superintendent of Schools or the Board of Education President.
Board of Education Goals 2019-2020
Each year the Board of Education establishes goals that set a direction for the district. Administrators implement programs, projects, and procedures within their building or department to ensure that these goals are successfully met and consistent throughout the district. The Board of Education recognizes the need to involve our community in the culture of our schools. It will hold open meetings which will provide pertinent information to the community.
Learning Culture: The Board of Education will provide students with a challenging, fulfilling, and effective learning experience to build a solid foundation enabling all children to reach their individual potential. Multi-year plans to develop social, emotional, and academic improvement will be developed.
Policy: The Board of Education will review and develop policies that improve the overall operating success and will serve as a roadmap for the Eastport-South Manor School District.
Facilities/Safety: The Board of Education will ensure the facilities are well maintained and promote a safe and secure environment that reflects both our academic and financial priorities.
Fiscal Sustainability: The Board of Education will provide an educationally sound and fiscally responsible budget that supports students in achieving the mission and goals of the district. The Board of Education will look to create a fiscal plan, following a three to five year projection, to increase efficiencies, evaluate, and strengthen quality programs reflective of our tax-paying community to ensure strong support for our schools.