The Sherburne-Earlville Central School District is committed to students. By providing an environment of educational excellence that emphasizes the learning of academic and life skills, nurtures self-respect, and fosters life-long learning, we enable our students to pursue challenging individual goals and to become positive, contributing members of society.
SECSD's Board of Education welcomes area residents, staff members, students, and other interested persons to its meetings. We appreciate your interest in our schools!
The Board encourages public participation at BOE meetings. Copies of the agenda, which outline the order of business, are available to the public at each meeting and on our website. Persons wishing to speak should sign in on the sheet provided at the meeting. Comments must be limited to two minutes and should relate to school matters.
The Board meets in executive session to discuss personnel matters, labor negotiations, and other matters that are confidential, as defined by the Open Meeting Law of the State of New York. Executive sessions may only be held by resolution at a regularly scheduled and advertised open meeting. All executive sessions are closed to the public, and no official action may be taken unless permitted by law.
The SECSD Board of Education is the elected policy-making body of the School District. Our Board consists of seven elected members who all serve as volunteers in this position. The term of office is three years (July 1-June 30), with one or more positions elected annually.
The Board is responsible for establishing and maintaining the quality of education in the District. It serves as a liaison between the school and the community.
The Board of Education:
- Defines the philosophy of the District.
- Establishes the policies for the operation of the District.
- Recruits and hires the Superintendent.
- Sets goals and objectives to achieve educational progress.
- Evaluates the effectiveness of District programs and services.
- Adopts and monitors a budget consistent with educational needs and community resources.
- Communicates the needs and progress of the District to the community, educational governing boards, and legislators.
- Acts on recommendations set forth by the Superintendent regarding financial, personnel/operational, and curriculum items.
RUNNING FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD
If you are interested in running for the Sherburne-Earlville Board of Education, please click this link for more information: Running for the School Board
If you would like a nomination packet, please email District Clerk Jennifer Griffin at [email protected]
or call her at 607-674-7330. To be added to the BOE ballot, all candidate materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. 30 days before the election.
The Superintendent of Schools serves as Chief Executive Officer of the District, providing educational leadership to the Board of Education, staff, students, and community. Responsibilities include supervising the operation of the schools, the instructional program, and the management of District personnel. The Superintendent also advises the Board on the needs and programs of the school, and is responsible for the administration of all policies adopted by the Board.