Board of Education

Board of Education

group photo of the board of education

About the Board

The Warwick Valley Central School District Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the school district. It establishes operational policies, sets educational goals and standards, evaluates program effectiveness, develops the annual school budget and balances educational needs with community resources.

Board Meetings

The Board of Education typically holds meetings twice a month on the first and third Thursday of the month beginning at 7 p.m.  in the Dorothy Wilson Education Center Board/Community Room. Please check the Board of Education webpage on our website as meeting dates/times are subject to change.  A live stream of each meeting will be broadcast, and a link to the stream will be provided on this website on the day of each meeting.  

Executive Sessions

In addition to its regular meetings, it is sometimes necessary for the board to hold executive sessions. These sessions may precede or follow regular meetings and are for the discussion of sensitive subjects such as personnel matters and employee contract negotiations. All official actions, however, must and do take place at public meetings.

Responsibilities of a Board Member

The board of education is a uniquely American institution. It keeps the country’s public schools flexible and responsive to the needs of their local communities. A member of a board of education in New York State takes on one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to any citizen: helping to plan the education of the community’s youth.

The board focuses on the district’s ENDS (vision, goals and policy) while the superintendent (as CEO) focuses on the district’s MEANS (objectives, plans, actions, recommendations.) In other words, the board oversees the education of students and is responsible for school district operations, but does not directly run the district’s day-to-day operations.

According to the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA), board members must fulfill certain duties to the institution and the community they serve.

Major Board Responsibilities

  • Set the district’s direction by working with the community to establishing goals, standards and strategies to transform a shared vision into reality;
  • Ensure alignment of strategy, resources, policies, programs and processes with district goals;
  • Assess and account for progress using comprehensive data, thorough deliberation and open communication; and
  • Continuously improve the district, accentuating and reinforcing the positive and correcting the negative.

Major Board Roles

  • Represent the entire community;
  • Be a steward of the district’s resources;
  • Act as a leader of the district; and
  • Advocate for public education.

More Information

Clerk of the Board

Susan Laroe
845-987-3000
slaroe@wvcsd.org

Resources

Board Meetings

BoardDocs
For agendas, minutes of BOE meetings, policy information and more

Board Committees

Board Mission and Goals

Board Policies

Board Elections

Board Members 

Sharon Davis, President
Term expires June 2021
sdavis@wvcsd.org

Keith ParsonsVice President
Term expires June 2022
kparsons@wvcsd.org

David Eaton
Term expires June 2021
deaton@wvcsd.org

Eilleen Gagliano
Term expires June 2022
egagliano@wvcsd.org

John Garcia
Term expires June 2023
jwgarcia@wvcsd.org

Denise Ginley
Term expires June 2022
dginley@wvcsd.org

Robert Howe
Term expires June 2023
rhowe@wvcsd.org

Lynn Lillian
Term expires June 2021
llillian@wvcsd.org

Dory Masefield
Term expires June 2023
dmasefield@wvcsd.org