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

Salamanca City Central School District Board of Education 2019-2020

Front L-R: Barbara Sande , Robert J. Breidenstein, Superintendent of Schools, Theresa Ray - President, Dale Colton, Bradley Earley. Back L-R: Janet Koch - District Clerk, Mark Beehler - Deputy Superintendent, Kerry John, Sue Fries, Dr. Meghan McCune - Vice President, Karen Magara - Ass't Superintendent for Finance and Operations 

MEET THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

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

Mrs. Barb Sande
2017-2022

Sue Fries

2018-2023

Bradley Earley

2019-2024

Dr. Meghan McCune (Vice President) 2018-2023

Mr. Dale Colton

2016-2021

Kerry John

2020-2025

Janet Koch

District Clerk

Robert J. Breidenstein

Superintendent of Schools

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:
That the first and third 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 2020-2021 Board of Education Regular Meeting and Regular Meeting/Workshop calendar is as follows:
July 14, 2020 Reorganization Meeting**
July 21, 2020
August 4, 2020
August 18, 2020
September 1, 2020
September 15, 2020
October 6, 2020
October 20 2020
November 17, 2020
December 1, 2020
December 15, 2020
January 5, 2021
January 19, 2021
February 2, 2021
March 2, 2021
March 16, 2021
April 20, 2021
May 4, 2021
May 18, 2021 Budget Vote/BOE Election
June 1, 2021
June 15, 2021

RETREAT: August 21-22, 2020 To Be Determined
NYSSBA CONVENTION: October 29-31, 2020 (NY City)
RETREAT: November 12, 2020 To Be Determined
RETREAT: February 11, 2021 To Be Determined
RETREAT: March 21, 2021 To Be Determined

    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
2020-2021

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

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

Curriculum Study Committee (District Comprehensive Educational Plan)
:
Chair: Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
Dale Colton, Meghan McCune, Barb Sande
Alternate: Sue Fries

Strategic Planning Committee
:
Chair: Superintendent
Sue Fries, Kerry John, Meghan McCune
Alternate: Brad Earley

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

District Health & Wellness / Safety Committee:
Chair: Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
Dale Colton, Brad Earley, Kerry John
Alternate: Barb Sande

Visitation Committee:
D. Colton, B. Earley, S. Fries, K. John, M. McCune, T. Ray, B. Sande

Personnel, Instructional and Service Committee:
Chair: Superintendent
President: Theresa Ray, Vice President: Meghan McCune, 1 BOE Member Barb Sande
Alternate: Sue Fries

Allegany-Cattaraugus School Boards Association:
Delegate: Meghan McCune
Alternate:  Dale Colton

NYSSBA Legislative Liaison/Voting Delegate:
Delegate: Meghan McCune
Alternate:  Sue Fries

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.