Board of Education

Board of Education

Board of Education 2021-22

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/locations are subject to change.  

NYS DOH Mandate: Masks Required at Board of Education Meetings
Based on a directive from the NYS Department of Health and in accordance with CDC guidance, all those who are present in public indoor gatherings in Orange County, including in P-12 School Buildings, must be wearing facial masks covering their nose and mouth. The CDC had determined that Orange County currently has a high transmission rate of COVID-19. Attendees must be sitting 6 feet apart as an additional public health and safety measure. Those in attendance at school board meetings must abide by the NYS DOH mandate.

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

Budget

Board Members 

Keith Parsons, President
Term expires June 2022
kparsons@wvcsd.org

 

Eilleen Gagliano, Vice President
Term expires June 2022
egagliano@wvcsd.org

 

Sharon Davis
Term expires June 2024
sdavis@wvcsd.org

 

William Fanos
Term expires June 2024
bfanos@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 2024
llillian@wvcsd.org

 

Dory Masefield
Term expires June 2023
dmasefield@wvcsd.org