Salamanca City Central School District Board of Education 2022-2023

Salamanca City Central School District Board of Education 2022-2023

2022-2023 Salamanca City Central School District Board of Education

Front L-R: Dale Colton, Theresa Ray- President, Karen Magara- Assistant Superintendent/Finance, Tiffany Giannicchi- Assistant Superintendent/Academics,  Back L-R: Mark Beehler -Superintendent, Janet Koch- District Clerk, Brad Earley, Kerry John- Vice President, Tadd J. Rider, Donald (Flip) White

Board of Education

Contacting the Board of Education:
Theresa Ray 585-403-8649
Dale Colton 716-378-7260
Bradley Earley 716-378-2571
Kerry John 716-378-4538
Tracy Pacini
Tadd J. Rider 716-378-4160
Donald (Flip) White 716-244-0431 
District Clerk: Janet Koch - 716-801-1096


Theresa Ray

Theresa Ray - President


Tadd Rider

Tadd J. Rider
May 18, 2022 - June 2027

Traci Pacini

Tracy Pacini

May 17, 2023 - June 30, 2028

Bradley Earlye

Bradley Earley


Kerry John

Kerry John


Donald Flip White

Donald "Flip" White
May 18, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Dale Colton

Mr. Dale Colton


Janet Koch

Janet Koch

District Clerk

Mark D. Beehler - Superintendent

Mark D. Beehler

Superintendent of Schools

Cell: 716-289-3456
Office: 716-945-2400 Ext. 6028

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

Meeting Calendar

That the second and fourth Tuesday (as needed) in the month be set for the regular monthly meeting and the regular monthly meeting/workshop at 5:30 p.m. The complete 2022-2023 Board of Education Regular Meeting and Regular Meeting/Workshop calendar is as follows:

  • July 12, 2022 **Reorganizational Meeting

  • July 26, 2022

  • August 9, 2022

  • August 23, 2022

  • September 13, 2022

  • September 27, 2022

  • October 11, 2022

  • October 25, 2022

  • November 8, 2022

  • November 22, 2022

  • December 13, 2022

  • January 10, 2023

  • January 24, 2023

  • February 14, 2023

  • February 28, 2023

  • March 14, 2023

  • March 28, 2023

  • April 25, 2023

  • May 9. 2023

  • May 16, 2023 **Budget Vote/BOE Member Election

  • June 13, 2023

  • June 27, 2023

NOTE ** represents different day


  • September 18-20, 2022 - NAFIS Fall Conference DC

  • October 27-29, 2022 - NYSSBA Convention Syracuse, NY

  • December 5-6, 2022 - NIISA Convention, Las Vegas

  • March 12-14, 2023 - NAFIS Spring Conference DC

  • June 5, 2023 - Warrior Awards Banquet

That a special meeting of the Board of Education may be called by the President upon request of three members of the Board; that the Board shall transact no business at a special meeting except that for which it is called; that the clerk shall notify each member of the Board by electronic notice and/or phone not less than 24 hours prior to the time of the special meeting; that the time stipulated may be waived in an emergency situation by unanimous consent of the members of the Board.

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 Agendas and Documentation page for a complete list of meeting 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


Finance & Buildings & Grounds & Transportation:
Chair: Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations
Dale Colton, Kerry John, Theresa Ray
Alternate: Tadd Rider

Indigenous Education Committee:
Chair: Superintendent
Kerry John, Donald White
Alternate: Dale Colton 

Curriculum Study Committee (District Comprehensive Educational Plan):
Chair: Assistant Superintendent
Dale Colton, Tadd Rider, Donald White
Alternate: Sue Fries 

Strategic Planning Committee:
Chair: Superintendent
Sue Fries, Kerry John, Donald White
Alternate: Bradley Earley

Policy Review Committee:
Chair: District Clerk
D. Colton, B. Earley, S. Fries, K. John, T. Ray, T. Rider, D. White 

District Health & Wellness / Safety Committee:
Chair: Assistant Superintendent
Dale Colton, Bradley Earley, Tadd Rider
Alternate: Kerry John 

Visitation Committee:
D. Colton, B. Earley, S. Fries, K. John, T. Ray, T. Rider, D. White

Personnel, Instructional and Service Committee:
Chair: Superintendent
President: Theresa Ray, Vice President: Kerry John, 1 BOE Member - Tadd Rider
Alternate: Bradley Earley

Allegany-Cattaraugus School Boards Association:
Delegate: Dale Colton Alternate:  Tadd Rider

NYSSBA Legislative Liaison/Voting Delegate:
Delegate: Sue Fries Alternate:  Kerry John

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.