Regular Board meeting time:
5:30 - Open Session
Regular Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month unless otherwise noted on the district calendar. Meetings are held in the Middle School Library. Board of Education (BOE) meetings are open to the public. Please be reminded that BOE meetings are not participatory meetings, in other words, the meeting is open to the public, so they may hear the discussion of the BOE prior to a decision being made. NYS Public Officers Law Section 100 "The Open Meetings Law" indicates that BOE meetings are not participatory. The BOE is interested in public opinion and an "Open Forum" is provided to the public at the beginning of each meeting. At this time a community member is provided with three (3) minutes to express their opinion or provide their suggestion(s). Community members may also contact the BOE through the use of a contact form (see menu at left).
The Chenango Forks Board of Education strongly encourages community members to discuss their concerns or share their suggestions with members of the district's Administrative Team.
State law does not permit personnel topics, salaries, collective negotiations, specific student issues, land acquisitions or pending court cases involving the district to be discussed in open session. Matters such as these are discussed in "Executive Session." However, no official action may be taken in executive session. Action is taken during the regular meeting, open to the public.
Board members receive copies of agendas and related information several days prior to the meeting. This enables the members to review and research agenda items prior to making decisions.