Voorheesville Central School District Board of Education
The Board of Education consists of seven community members elected
to serve four-year terms of office without pay. All Board members
run "at large" in the district. They meet regularly on the second Monday of
each month in the Large Group Instruction Room (LGI)of the Clayton A. Bouton High School. Information regarding the meetings may be
obtained by calling the Superintendent’s Office at (518) 765-3313, Ext.
101. In the event that additional special meetings are held, or
changes of dates or times of regular meetings are made, they will be
posted on this site and also published in local papers when possible. All
official business of the Board is transacted in open session and
minutes are recorded.
The Board has a legal responsibility for the operation
of the entire district. The Board establishes the policies under which
the school district will be operated, and the Superintendent of Schools
is responsible for administering the school program within the context
of these policies.
The Board’s powers and duties are derived from the
State Constitution, the laws of New York State and rulings of the State
Commissioner of Education. The Board’s four main areas of responsibility
are to establish all school district policies; to develop an annual
budget for public approval; to approve or disapprove the
Superintendent’s recommendations regarding personnel matters and the
many contracts the district must enter; and to act as a
two-way communications link between residents and the Superintendent.
The Board encourages parents and
residents who have a concern about school matters to try first to
resolve the problem at the level most directly involved, which is
usually the classroom teacher or the principal. If a satisfactory
solution cannot be reached at this level, contact the Superintendent of
Schools, Dr. Teresa Thayer Snyder.
If the matter can only be resolved by a change in
district policy or some other action of the Board of Education,
residents are welcome to communicate their concerns to the Board by
letter, phone call or a statement under "Opportunity for Public to be
Heard" at one of the Board’s meetings.