Board of Education FAQ

Board of Education FAQ

Thank you for your interest in our community’s schools! We hope this information is helpful to you as you participate in the District’s governing process. We are pleased to be the community’s voice in maintaining a quality school system for the children of North Collins.

When are meetings held?

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM

Occasionally, regular meetings must be rescheduled or additional meetings held. The public is notified in advance when this happens through posting at the  Elementary, High School and District Offices.

Where are meetings held?

Most meetings are held at 2045 School Street in the High School Library-Media Center.

Can I get a schedule of meetings for one year?

Yes. A schedule of meetings for this school year can be found on this website and in the Perspective. For additional information please call the District Office at 337-0101 ext. 1301.

When are agendas available?

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. They are also available online and upon request in the Superintendent’s Office at 337-0101 ext. 1301.

How do the meetings proceed?

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.

What kind of business does the Board address?

The Board of Education’s responsibilities include: establishing policy for the operation of schools; adopting curriculum; securing money for operational needs and programs; authorizing expenditures; determining goals and standards; interpreting the educational needs of the community; representing the views of the community in matters affecting education.

Who is eligible to sit on the Board?

People are 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 Office at 337-0101, ext. 1301.

What are the Board’s functions?

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.

Can you participate in Board meetings?

Yes. At most public Board of Education meetings, there are opportunities for visitors to participate. These are listed on the agenda as "Public Forum." Visitors are asked, upon being recognized by the Board President, to introduce themselves, state their address and identify the organization they are representing (if any).

The Board is open to comment on any subject on that meeting’s agenda. This guarantees residents the chance to offer opinions on actions slated to take place later in the evening.

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. If your comments require follow up or a response from the Board appropriate action or follow up will be taken.

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