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    Contacting the Board of Education:
    Telephone: 716-945-2400 Ext. 8888
    Email: BOE@salamancany.org
    Board of Education Group Photo

    Salamanca City Central School District Board of Education 2018-2019
    Front L-R: Robert J. Breidenstein, Superintendent of Schools, Dale Colton, Barb Sande - Vice President, Janet Koch - District Clerk, Theresa Ray - President. Back L-R: Sue Fries, Zachary Tucker, Kerry John, Dr. Meghan McCune, Mark Beehler - Ass't Superintendent for Academic Services, Karen Magara - Ass't Superintendent for Finance and Operations 


    Meet the Board of Education

    Theresa Ray
    Mrs. Theresa A. Ray (President)...............................................................2019-2024

    McCune
    Dr. Meghan McCune (Vice President).....................................................................2018-2023  

    SANDE
    Mrs. Barb Sande...........................................................................................................2017-2022
     
     
    Dale Colton  
    Mr. Dale R. Colton...........................................................................................................2016-2021

    Fries
    Ms. Sue Fries...........................................................................................................2018-2023
     
    Kerry John
    Mr. Kerry John...........................................................................................................2015-2020  
     
     
    Bradley Earley
    Mr. Bradley Earley...........................................................................................................2019-2024
     
    Janet Koch District Clerk  
    Ms. Janet L. Koch.............................District Clerk
     
    Superintendent  
    Mr. Robert J. Breidenstein.................Superintendent
     

    The Board’s powers and duties are derived from the State of New York Constitution, State laws, and regulations or rulings of the Commissioner of Education. All decisions are made by a majority vote of the Board in public session.
     
    The Board’s main areas of responsibility are to:
    • Act as advocates for the educational interests of children
    • Establish policies
    • Set goals and objectives
    • Hire the superintendent
    • Develop an annual budget
    • Establish & review programs
    • Appoint all personnel
    • Communicate the needs and progress with community
     
    School Board Meetings:
    The Board of Education meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Salamanca Jr/Sr High School Large Group Instruction Room. All Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. The second and fourth Tuesday of each month will be a regular meeting and the fourth Tuesday will also be a Work Session.  These workshops will focus on educational issues. Special meetings may be called at the request of a Board Member. Click HERE for Board meeting calendar.
     
    Citizen involvement in public education is one of the cornerstones of our society. Your continuing interest and support will guarantee the excellence of our schools. Agendas are provided to visitors and an opportunity is provided during the course of the meeting for district residents who wish to address the Board. Go to the Meeting Minutes page for a complete list of minutes.
     
    Agenda Items:
    If you wish to have an item placed on the agenda, please submit your request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools by Noon of the Tuesday preceding the meeting. Minutes of Board Meetings are posted on the District’s web page. TO SEE THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT MEETING CLICK HERE. Documentation sent to the Board of Education for review at the meeting is also included at the agenda page.
     
    Board of Education Standing Committees 2018-2019

    Finance & Buildings & Grounds & Transportation:
    Chair: School Business Executive
    Theresa Ray, Barb Sande, Kerry John
    Alternate: Dale Colton

    Indian Education:
    Chair: Superintendent
    Kerry John, Meghan McCune
    Alternate: Dale Colton

    Curriculum Study Committee (District Comprehensive Educational Plan):
    Chair: Assistant Superintendent
    Meghan McCune, Dale Colton, ____________
    Alternate: _____________

    Strategic Planning Committee:
    Chair: Superintendent
    Sue Fries, _________, ____________
    Alternate: _____________

    Policy Review Committee:
    Chair: District Clerk
    Colton, S. Fries, K. John, M. McCune, T. Ray, B. Sande, Z. Tucker

    District Health & Wellness / Safety Committee:
    Chair: Assistant Superintendent
    Sue Fries, Kerry John, _______________
    Alternate: ______________

    Visitation Committee:

    Colton, S. Fries, K. John, M. McCune, T. Ray, B. Sande, Z. Tucker

    Personnel, Instructional and Service Committee:
    Chair: Superintendent
    President: Theresa Ray, Vice President: Barbara Sande, 1 BOE Member Kerry John
    Alternate: ____________

    Allegany-Cattaraugus School Boards Association:
    Delegate:________________           Alternate:_____________________

    NYSSBA Legislative Liaison/Voting Delegate:
    Delegate: _____________                                                         Alternate:  ______________

     

    District Policy Manual:
    District Policy Manuals are located in the main office of each School Building, each School Library, the Salamanca Public Library, and the Seneca Nation of Indians Library. CLICK HERE for a PDF version.
     

    Budget Referendum and Election:

    The election of members to the Board of Education is held at the same time as the annual vote on the school district budget. Board Members are elected “at-large” and represent the entire school district. Candidates for Board seats must have been residents of the school district for at least one year prior to the election, 18 years of age, U.S. citizens, qualified voters and able to read and write. Prospective candidates must file nominating petitions with the District Clerk.
     
    Voter Qualifications:
    To vote, persons must be U. S. citizens, 18 years of age, a district resident for thirty days immediately prior to the election, with their current address either correctly filed with the Board of Election in Little Valley, properly registered at the district's registration, or listed on the Seneca Nation Tribal Roll.

    Those Native Americans who are properly registered and residing on the Allegany Reservation in the Steamburg or Coldspring area, for a period of thirty days preceding the election, which is located outside of such city school district, are eligible to vote in this school district's election and on the budget.