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New Electronic Board Meetings

Salmon River Central School is leveraging the power of the Internet to radically improve the governance process while saving time, taxpayer dollars and the environment. This new eGovernance initiative will replace the old and costly method of compiling, printing, binding and distributing paper agenda packets by hand. The remarkably powerful, easy-to-use solution will enable the organization to maximize the effectiveness of their board meetings with increased transparency, providing a basis for better and more open communication with the public, while dramatically increasing productivity and saving thousands of dollars annually.

The paperless meeting solution, called “BoardDocs®”, was initially developed in the year 2000 for a Georgia school district. Since then, hundreds of governing bodies nationwide have adopted the system. By making meeting agendas and supporting documents available on the Internet, Salmon River Central School will be able distribute documents associated with board meetings more quickly and efficiently, at a dramatically reduced cost to the organization.

Electronic distribution will not only save time and resources, but it will also provide unprecedented public access via the Salmon River Central School’s Web site to agenda items and other governing body-related information. This process will allow interested parties to review information prior to board meetings. After the meeting, individuals can review the agenda items and see what action the governing body took, complete with voting results. All documents associated with the meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed by meeting date or by using the system’s comprehensive search feature.

Salmon River Central School will also use the BoardDocs technology to publish its policies and procedures online for the public to easily view. Previously, paper versions of policy manuals were distributed and maintained throughout the organization. Now, by publishing them online, all interested parties can have access to the most current and historical meeting information immediately. Online distribution will also drastically reduce the expense of distributing policies and procedures.

BoardDocs uses a structured, collaborative workflow that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs and legal requirements of public school boards, county commissions, municipal governments and a wide variety of other types of governing bodies.

Board Members

The Salmon River Board of Education is composed of nine non-paid members who serve five-year terms. Members are elected by the voters in the district to establish policy and govern the schools.

Sheila Marshall, President
Term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2019

Emily Lauzon, Vice President
Term: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2020

Jason Brockway, Member
Term: September 28, 2017- June 30, 2022

Michael Conners, Jr., Member
Term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2019

Gary Collette, Member
Term: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022

Craig Jock, Member
Term: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2021

Jordan Lauzon, Member
Term: June 27, 2018- June 30, 2020

Scott Premo, Member
Term: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2023

Shawn McMahon, Member
Term: July 1, 2018- June 30, 2023

 

Board Goals

    2017-2022 Board Goals

    Salmon River Central School District Board of Education has developed goals for the school district to meet community and the New York State Education Department Next Generation Learning Standards. Our goals consist of the following areas:

    Student Achievement

    To increase our graduation rate over the next five years to meet the New York State target graduation rate. To increase the number of students achieving state-level proficiency for grades 3-8 based upon New York State exams.

    To prepare our students to be college and career ready by the time all students graduate. To develop intervention programs/initiatives to assist students considered at-risk in grades Pre K- 12.

    Priorities

    • Increase the number of Advance Placement Courses and offer a wide variety of CTE courses/programs.
    • Provide a strong, challenging core curriculum aligned to the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards.
    • Enhance our secondary programs to deter student dropouts.
    • Create positive and supportive learning cultures within each school building.
    • Develop and implement programs to support K-12 at-risk students for math, reading and writing.
    • Develop and implement school-wide strategies that improve civility and address bullying as a process to maintain a safe, supportive learning environment.

    Culturally Responsive

    Priorities

    • To have cultural diversity integrated into our ELA and Social Studies curriculums.
    • To be a school district that embraces diversity and demonstrates cultural responsiveness for our students, staff and administrators.

    Data

    To increase student achievement by using student data which will drive improved classroom instruction.

    Priorities

    • To use student performance data to make informed decision that align and guide instruction.
    • To properly train administrators and teachers on student performance data and the analysis and interpretation of these data.
    • Develop grade-level data teams using Action Research.
    • Provide administrators and teachers time for data driven instruction planning.

    Technology

    To increase student achievement through the integration of technology in the classroom that support the 21st Century learning skills for K-12 students.

    Priorities

    • To ensure all students and teachers have access to technology for learning and teaching.
    • Provide professional development for all teachers and administrators regarding incorporating technology in the classrooms.
    • Provide enrichment, interdisciplinary learning, STEAM programs and on-line blended learning for students.

    Fiscal Responsibility

    Salmon River CSD Board of Education will ensure that the school district will have a fiscally sound school budget each year. The Board of Education will responsibly support the goals of the district.

    Priorities

    • Develop a 5 year plan for Salmon River CSD
    • Complete planning for a new Capital Project to modernize the High School and Middle School.
    • Continue to explore cost saving measures while maintaining high quality educational programs for our students.