Unadilla Valley

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PO BOX F | 4238 State Highway 8
New Berlin, NY 13411
P: 607.847.7500
F: 607.847.9194
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About the Board of Education

What is a board of education?

The board is the official policy-making body of the school district. At Unadilla Valley, seven residents serve, without pay, on the school board.

Board members are elected on a rotating basis to three-year terms of office.

The board’s powers and duties are derived from the state constitution, the laws of New York state and the regulations or rulings of the New York state commissioner of education.

The Board of Education’s main areas of responsibility are to:

• Establish district policies;

• Develop an annual budget for public approval;

• Approve/disapprove the superintendent’s recommendations on personnel matters and contracts; and

• Review courses of study and textbooks.

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.

Superintendent of Schools

The superintendent of schools, selected by the Board of Education, is the chief executive officer of the district. As such, the superintendent is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the district and administration of board policies, programs and plans for board action.