STate Mandated Trainings for New Board Members
As part of the school board certification process, New York State requires that newly-elected members participate in governance training. Following the May 18 Annual School Budget Vote and Board of Election, the Orange County School Boards Association will host two mandated trainings on Tuesday, June 8, and on Thursday, June 10. Attendance is required at both sessions for certification.
To register, please download and print the reservation and invoice form.
A Board of Education meeting is a meeting of the trustees of your school district for the lawful transaction of the business of the district. It must be conducted in a specified manner because State laws and regulations require certain formal actions and the following of certain procedures. Board members, as elected officials, must make sure that they complete all transactions required from them at each meeting as indicated in the meeting agenda.
Official business can be transacted by the Board only at Regular (Business) or Special Meetings, all of which are open to the public. Closed Executive Sessions may be held only for purposes designated by law, such as negotiations, property acquisitions, personnel or legal matters.
Work Session and Regular or Business meetings at 7:00 PM unless otherwise announced. These meetings are subject to change. Please check this website for updates or changes to the meeting schedule. Announcements of meetings will also be made in the Orange County Post. All meetings are open to the public except for Executive Sessions.
Board of Education Meeting Schedule for 2021-2022
Work Sessions and Regular Business Meetings begin @ 7:00 PM.
Location: High School Auditorium
Occasions may arise that necessitate calling a Special Meeting of the Board.
Special Meetings will be announced as soon as possible.
Monday, August 16, 2021 - Business Meeting
Monday, August 23, 2021 - Business Meeting
Monday, September 13, 2021 - Work Session
Monday, September 20, 2021 - Business Meeting
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - Work Session
Monday, October 18, 2021 - Business Meeting
Monday, November 15, 2021 - Work Session
Monday, November 29, 2021 - Business Meeting
Monday, December 13, 2021 - Work Session
Monday, December 20, 2021 - Business Meeting
December 24th-31st (Winter Recess)
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - Work Session
Monday, January 24, 2022 - Business Meeting
Monday, February 14, 2022 - Work Session/Business Meeting
February 21-25 (Winter Recess)
Monday, March 14, 2022 - Work Session
Monday, March 21, 2022 - Business Meeting
April 11-18 (Spring Recess)
Monday, April 4, 2022 - Work Session
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - Business Meeting – BOCES VOTE
Monday, May 9, 2022 - Work Session (Budget Hearing)
Monday, May 16, 2022 - Business Meeting
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - Budget Vote Meeting
Monday, June 13, 2022 - Work Session
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - Business Meeting
Monday, July 11, 2022 - Business Meeting/Reorganization Meeting
*Approved July 12, 2021
*Updated October 18, 2021
The Washingtonville Central School District is committed to the intellectual, cultural, physical and emotional growth of our children in a safe and supportive environment.
The 2021-2022 Board of Education Goals were written this year, keeping in mind that students have returned to our school buildings full time after a challenging period of hybrid learning (in school and virtual platforms) and changes in facility use. We continue to experience unsettling times due to the COVID-19 virus and we must do all that we can to aid our students in achieving success and experience opportunities during this time.
GOAL #1 - Student Success
To support and promote student success and achievement by creating college and career readiness pathways that provide an opportunity for all students that provides guidance to successfully transition to higher education, the world of work or the military. We will continually endeavor to employ and invest in the professional development of a highly qualified, diverse staff that is student-centered and committed to professional mastery. We will work to encourage a climate of engagement, a standard of inclusivity, and a culture of excellence at every level of our district.
GOAL #2 - SAFE & SUPPORTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
We will engage students, staff, parents, agencies, and other community members to ensure a safe, civil, inclusive, healthy, equitable, and intellectually stimulating learning atmosphere within all district buildings to provide a network of services, supports, and activities that promote a safe and inclusive environment where students are drug and alcohol free, protected from bullying, and equipped to achieve their full potential.
GOAL #3 - BUDGET
To support a budget that maximizes opportunities for students while controlling costs for district taxpayers, mindful of the state tax cap levy and the impact of all state mandates. We must continue all advocacy efforts with our state and federal political representatives to ensure equitable, adequate, sustainable, and predictable funding for our schools.
GOAL #4 - COMMUNICATION
We must use all avenues of communication available to us to improve transparency and effectiveness, so that we can create an environment of mutual respect and to facilitate two-way communication with all stakeholders.
GOAL #5 - FACILITIES
In executing our fiduciary responsibilities to the district and all its stakeholders we will continue to encourage the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of all of our facilities. We will continue to work with the facilities committee and the Building Condition Survey to best serve the needs of the district. We are aware of the challenges involved in opening our facilities to our students and the many groups that use them, following CDC, DOH, and SED guidelines. We will support the district in its efforts to keep everyone safe.