The Board of Education is comprised of nine volunteer members from the community who are elected by voters to establish policy and set direction for the administration of the school district. Public meetings are held twice monthly. The Board, which is sensitive to community needs, aspirations and available resources, encourages community participation and support for the schools.
|Board Member||Term Expiration Date|
|Michael Buono, President||June 30, 2023|
|Kathleen Curtin||June 30, 2023|
|John J. Dunn, Jr.||June 30, 2024|
|Cheryl Kennedy, Assistant Clerk||June 30, 2024|
|Mark Mann, Vice President||June 30, 2023|
|Jennifer O’Brien||May 17, 2025|
|Michele Skumurski||June 30, 2025|
|Emily Steinbach||June 30, 2025|
|JoAnn Taylor, Deputy Treasurer||June 30, 2024|
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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 Goals and Strategic Objectives (2021-22)
- Support and Maintain a Safe and Engaging School Educational Experience through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Address priority focus areas indicated by the school climate survey administered in 2020-21
- Investigate and implement new and improved safety initiates within the East Greenbush Central School District:
- Stop arm cameras on buses
- Vaping deterrence systems within the middle and high schools
- Professional development
- Demonstrate the accessibility, utilization, and effectiveness of “educating the whole child” initiatives: foster positive physical and social emotional wellness of students, increase student engagement and effectively address mental health needs of children and families
- Increase visibility and staff involvement in initiatives sponsored by Committee to Promote Global Education
- Expand co-curricular activities that will support student engagement and learning
- Effective and Efficient Delivery of Human and Fiscal Resources
- Continue to strengthen a diverse recruitment process, hiring and employee retention procedures and programs within all district schools and departments
- Develop and implement plans and initiatives to identify current and future personnel needs; address employee shortage areas including transition plans for key leadership, instructional and non-instructional positions
- Maintain transparency and stakeholder engagement in the budget development process, develop ways to sustain educational programs, to conduct cost/benefit reviews and to ensure affordability to local taxpayers
- Ensure Progressive, Innovative and Inclusive Pathways for ALL Students through Academic and Trade Education Excellence within Our Schools
- Increase the percentage of students reading on or above grade level and meeting grade level learning standards in mathematics at the elementary level; providing evidence that the district is effectively addressing learning gaps through the implementation of early intervention and academic support programs
- Increase the number of students passing all courses in grades 6-12, reduce course failure rates through the implementation of academic intervention, tutoring and after-school academic support
- Develop and implement curricular and instructional approaches to increase the number of students demonstrating both proficiency and mastery on Regents Examinations
- Develop, implement and support programs for students pursuing goals dedicated to the trade and industry professions, continue to partner with Questar III BOCES in the Career Technical Education (CTE) program offerings
- Positive Relationships and Partnerships with Community and Families
- Continue to support student, community and family needs through district sponsorship and involvement in such programs as the Food for Families initiatives and other outreach programs
- Expand collaboration with all towns and villages served by the East Greenbush CSD
- Continue effective public communications program through various media and direct communication platforms
Strategic Plan Scorecard (updated January 22, 2022)
To make available to all students, a safe learning environment that affords academic excellence in all its programs; provide dedicated and supportive staff; and work in partnership with family and the community with the intent to set up all students for success with their future endeavors.
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.