Board of Trustees Information
Information on Board of Trustees Meetings
The Edinburg Common School District Board of Trustees holds at least one meeting per month, and others as needed.
Location is at 4 Johnson Road in Edinburg.
Public involvement in education is one of the cornerstones of a free society. The people exercise their involvement through their elected Board of Trustees. Your continued interest and support will guarantee the excellence of our school.
The Board of Trustees welcomes you to attend Board meetings.
Board Meeting Participation
The Board is interested in the opinions and viewpoints of all residents and district employees and provides a “privilege of the floor” section on the agenda for this purpose.
In accordance with Policy #1230:
The Board encourages public participation at Board meetings. At a convenient time during the Board of Trustees meeting, the president may ask for brief comments. Persons wishing to speak should identify themselves, any organization they may be representing at the meeting, and the agenda topic they wish to discuss. Comments should be kept as brief as possible and relate to school matters.
Community members having any questions regarding specific aspects of the school’s programs will obtain the best information by talking directly to the student’s teacher. Information about a district-wide program or a special concern can be obtained by contacting any member of the administrative staff (518.863.8412).
Mrs. Michelle Ellis
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
President – Mr. Michael Evans; Term 7/18-6/21
Vice President - Mrs. Angela Ludwig; Term 7/17-6/20
Member - Mr. James Lowerre; Term 7/19-6/22
District Clerk – Mrs. Meaghan Cherry
District Treasurer – Mrs. Sandy L. Moore
Responsibility and Authority
The Board of Trustees is made up of three (3) non-salaried citizens elected to serve overlapping terms of three (3) years each. New York State law does not limit the number of terms a board member may serve.
The Board’s powers and duties are derived from the State Constitution, the laws of New York State and the rulings of the New York State Commissioner of Education.
The Board of Trustees’ main areas of responsibility are:
No person or group of persons acts in the name of the board. All motions require a majority vote before the board can act. A board member is in an official capacity only during an official board meeting.
The board employs a superintendent as the chief executive officer of the school district. The Superintendent is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the district and administration of board policies. The Superintendent administers policies, programs, and plans for board action.
Order of Business
Boards of Trustees meetings follow a prepared agenda. The Board conducts official action on items on the agenda and may also receive educational program/information reports on which no action is taken.
The Board also meets in executive session to discuss personnel matters, labor negotiations and other matters that are of a confidential nature as defined by the Open Meetings Law of the State of New York. Executive sessions are closed to the public; however, any formal action on the passage of any resolution must be taken in open session. Copies of the agenda are available to the public at each meeting.