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Board of Education Calendar of Meetings 2020-2021
07/01/20 @ 5:30 PM in the District Auditorium 
*07/15/20 @ 5:30 PM in the District Auditorium
08/05/20 @ 5:30 PM in the District Auditorium
08/26/20 @ 5:30 PM in the District Auditorium
09/09/20 @ 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium
10/07/20 @ 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium
11/04/20 @ 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium
12/02/20 @ 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium
01/06/21 @ 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium
02/03/21 @ 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium
03/03/21 @ 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium
04/07/21 @ 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium
04/26/21 @ 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium
05/05/21 @ 7:00 PM  in the District Auditorium
05/18/21 @ 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium
06/02/21 @ 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium
 
*Special Meeting Called
Public Comment Information: 
The public comment portion of the agenda is for residents of the District to speak to the Board; however, the Board Members will not respond. This portion of the agenda is reserved for the Board to listen to members of the public. Responses will not be made in public session. The Board is present to hear your comments but will refrain from commenting until they have had an opportunity to thoughtfully reflect on what you have said.  Board members will follow up with as appropriate.  Individuals who wish to speak must sign in, state their name and address prior to speaking, and limit their comments to three minutes. Comments or questions naming specific personnel or students are to be addressed privately to protect the rights of the individuals. Please be reminded that this is a meeting held in public, it is not a public meeting.
 
Any person wishing to address the Board of Education must sign in at the meeting, fill out the public comment form and hand it to the District Clerk prior to speaking before the meeting begins.
Want to know more about our Board of Education and how we work? We've addressed a few of the most common questions here.
 
Q: When are meetings held?
A: Regular BOE Meetings are held each month at 7 p.m. (or as posted in agenda) Occasionally, regular meetings must be rescheduled or additional meetings held. * Please check the District Calendar for updates on the schedule, details, date, time and location.

Q: Where are meetings held?
A: Meetings are held at Alexander Central School 3314 Buffalo Street Alexander, NY 14005.  The exact location is noted on the District Calendar.

Q: When are agendas available?
A: The agenda is posted HERE online prior to the meeting.  Copies of the agenda are available at each meeting.  Copies of the agenda are sent to Board members prior to the meeting so they can be well informed on agenda topics requiring action.

Q: How do the meetings proceed?
A: To ensure efficient handling of the business before the Board and the Community at each meeting, all present, including Board members, follow specific rules of order.  All meetings are conducted by the President (or Vice President in the absence of the President), in accordance with a standard agenda format.

Q: Are Meeting Minutes available?
A:  Yes, past Meeting Minutes are routinely posted HERE on the website.
 
Q: What kind of business does the Board address?
A: The Board of Education's responsibilities include:
  • Establishing policy for the operation of schools
  • Adopting curriculum
  • Authorizing expenditures
  • Determining goals and standards
  • Interpreting the educational needs of the community
  • Representing the views of the community in matters affecting education

Q: Who is eligible to serve on the Board of Education?
A: An individual is eligible for election to the Board if they are qualified voters of the District and can read and write. Board members receive no salaries or other compensation. If you are interested in more information, please contact the District Clerk.
 
Q: What are the Board's functions?
A: As your representatives, the Board exercises the community's rights to local control over public education. Every Board of Education in New York has legal and financial control over local school matters, subject only to limitations imposed by the United States Constitution, federal law, state law, regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and the will of local residents as expressed in local elections.

Q: Can you participate in Board meetings?
A: Yes! At every public Board of Education meeting there is opportunity for district residents to comment or ask questions. The public comment portion of the agenda is for residents of the District to speak to the Board; however, the Board Members will not respond. This portion of the agenda is reserved for the Board to listen to members of the public. Responses will not be made in public session. The Board is present to hear your comments/questions but will refrain from commenting until they have had an opportunity to thoughtfully reflect on what you have said.  Board members will follow up with as appropriate.  Individuals who wish to speak must sign in, state their name and address prior to speaking, and limit their comments to three minutes. Comments or questions naming specific personnel or students are to be addressed privately to protect the rights of the individuals. Please be reminded that this is a meeting held in public, it is not a public meeting.  Any person wishing to address the Board of Education must sign in at the meeting, fill out the public comment form and hand it to the District Clerk prior to speaking before the meeting begins.