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About the Board of Education
The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education is a team comprised of nine volunteer community members. Each of them is elected by District voters and serve three-year terms. The Board of Education acts in accordance with New York State law and regulations established by the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Education. The Board of Education is sensitive to the needs of its community. It responds by listening to the aspirations of its neighbors, and responds within the means of available resources. The Board accomplishes these goals in a variety of ways:
- Publishing a clear manual of policies
- Drafting and discussing openly an annual budget to be approved by voters
- Connecting the Central Administrative team to the community
- Working with the Central Administrative team in ratifying personnel matters
The Board of Education encourages community involvement. Residents are invited to join the Board at its meetings, which are held twice monthly. Locations are selected at various school buildings across the District, with the purpose that the Board may best reach all of the people it represents. The Board communicates with the public by way of this website, Facebook, and Twitter. It also publishes an annual comprehensive newsletter which provides detailed information to District residents about school programs, initiatives, and finances.
The Board of Education and Central Administration team have created a joint email account to receive your questions, comments and concerns. You may contact them by clicking here. A response will be made by the Superintendent of Schools, unless your email is specifically addressed to the Board of Education, in which case the Board President or Vice President will respond on behalf of the Board.
Board of Education members serve on committees with teachers, administrators, school staff, parents and community members to advise on different areas of the school district. Each of the following committees meet throughout the school year and minutes can be found in Board of Education agendas on BoardDocs.
- Attendance Policy Review Committee
- Budget Review & Advisory Committee (BRAC)
- Calendar Committee
- Code of Conduct Committee
- Committee for Curriculum Study (CCS)
- Education Committee
- Finance and Audit Committee
- Health and Safety Committee
- Health Insurance Review Committee
- Mentor Steering Committee
- Policy Committee
- Special Grants Committee
- Technology Committee
Information on School Board Elections
Individuals interested in running for the Board of Education may obtain information here.