BOE Meeting Protocol

What is a Board of Education Meeting?

It is a meeting of Board members for the transaction of district business. The meeting must be conducted in a manner specified by laws and regulations. Board members, as elected officials, must make sure they complete actions required of them at each meeting.

In order to perform its duties in an open and public manner, and in accordance with state law, the Board of Education holds regular business meetings on the second Mondays of each month in Room 126 at 7:00 p.m. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed. Parents, students, and other members of the community are encouraged to attend.

 

Can members of the public speak at Board meetings?

The Board encourages public participation at Board meetings. At a designated point on the meeting agenda, the Board President will ask for brief comments from the public. Persons wishing to speak should identify themselves, any organization they may be representing at the meeting and the agenda item they wish to discuss. Comments should be kept as brief as possible and relate to school matters.
 
The Board's main purpose is policy setting. Board members are interested in the public's opinion on district issues, which can assist them in formulating policy which reflects healthy community values and expectations.
 
The Superintendent and Building Principal are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school. If a person needs to discuss a specific problem or concern, he or she should first contact the Building Principal to address the matter. It is the responsibility of the Building Principal to help in resolving the problem/concern, and/or refer individuals to the next level of appeal. Matters involving specific classes, teachers, or school rules should be brought to an administrator's attention before an individual addresses the Board of Education.
 
The continued interest and support of the district by members of the community is vital to the success of Johnsburg Central School students.
 

 
What is the date of the annual election of the Board?

The annual election shall take place on the third Tuesday in May. Polls are typically open between 12 noon and 8 p.m. Items voted upon include the annual budget, any vacancies on the Board of Education, and any special propositions that have been properly presented.