Board of Education 2012-13
Jeffrey J. Timerman, President
Alice M. Draper, Vice President
Michael J. Kramer
James L. Lawrence, Jr.
Barbara A. Lofink
Lynn A. Murray
Patrick J. Powers
Grace H. Rice
Michael F. Young
LONG RANGE GOALS
The BOCES supports the Regents' Bill of Rights for Children and Goals for Elementary, Middle and Secondary School Students (1991) and establishes additional goals.
- To provide programs for students that develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to be economically self-sufficient, contributing citizens, who possess a feeling of self-worth, and a desire for life-long learning.
- To continuously evaluate and upgrade programs and develop new services that meet the needs of an "evolving" society and its population.
- To provide leadership throughout the region in identifying educational needs, and in creatively pooling resources and personnel to meet these needs.
- To develop budgetary procedures which recognize the need for providing high quality programs while being cognizant of local economic resources.
- To regularly seek feedback from component Boards of Education and personnel regarding the effectiveness of current programs and needs in the future.
- To maintain or acquire staff, materials and facilities to operate current and future programs.
- To cooperate with other regional agencies and The State Education Department in providing programs and services that have a statewide impact.
- To annually evaluate all personnel for the purpose of continued development and assessment of contributions to the mission and goals of the BOCES.
BOARD GOALS 2011-12
Goal I: The Board will support program initiatives in Career/Technical and Programs for Exceptional Students to align local curricula with the State Education Departments (SED) Common Core Learning Standards.
Goal II: The Board will investigate and implement solutions for creating a common student data collection system designed to meet SED reporting requirements for the Race-to-the-Top and Regents Reform Agenda initiatives.
Goal III: The Board will support a feasibility study regarding the development of a new Instructional Technology Specialist service for interested component districts.
Goal IV: The Board will support a plan for facilities upgrades of targeted Career/Technical classrooms, Lewis County Alternative Program instructional areas
and administration building infrastructure.
Goal V: The Board will review and address the results of the efficiency/cost cutting staff survey conducted in April 2011.
Goal VI: The Board will narrow its schedule of visitations to component district Boards of Education to those districts with the highest percentage of turnover in Board membership for the 2011-2012 school year.