S T A N D I N G :
David Seinfeld • Stanley Stern • Bruce G. Valauri • Adam Haber
S E A T E D :
Clifford Saffron, Vice President • Meryl Waxman Ben-Levy, President • Dani E. Kline
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• Upcoming Meetings
U P C O M I N G M E E T I N G S
• Thursday, October 20, 8:30pm at Roslyn High School
• Thursday, November 3, 8:30pm
The agenda (scroll down) is posted a few days before each meeting. Meetings are in the Board Room in the Central Administration Building, unless otherwise noted.
About Board Meetings
The Roslyn Board of Education welcomes residents, staff members, students and other interested persons to its meetings. We appreciate your interest in, and concern for, our schools.
The Board believes in conducting Board business openly and solicits and encourages broad-based involvement by the public, the staff and students in the Board's decision making process.
Decisions by the school board affect the education of our children and the well-being of our community. The Board can better represent its constituents when members of the community take the time to observe the Board in action, to express opinions and to ask questions.
Seated with the Board are the Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Assistant Superintendent for Administration, the student representative from the Roslyn High School Organization of Class Councils, and the District Clerk, who records the minutes of the meetings.
All meetings, except executive sessions, are held in public. Board meetings are designed by law to facilitate the Board's official business and encourage open discussion among Board members. State law specifies which topics may be considered in executive session only. Those topics include negotiations, real estate, personnel, litigation and items which could endanger public safety. Names of individual students or staff members may be mentioned only in executive session. Guests who wish to communicate with the Board on any items properly considered executive items should do so by letter.
School Board meetings are generally held on Thursday evenings at 8:30pm, unless otherwise announced. Locations are announced in advance of each meeting. Meeting dates are listed on this page and in the school calendar and are also advertised regularly in the Roslyn News.
The Meeting Agenda
The usual order of business at regular business meetings is generally as follows:
• Board of Education Report
• Superintendent's Report
• Student Representative's Report
• Discussion Items
• Public Comment on Agenda Items
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Board of Education
• Public Comment
Copies of the agenda are available to the public at each meeting and are posted in pdf format with a link on the this page and on the home page of this website several days prior to each meeting. The agenda outlines the order of business for each meeting. The order of agenda items may be changed at the discretion of the presiding officer.
Though not required by law, public comment is invited near the beginning and at the end of each public Board meeting. The first public comment period of each meeting is limited to topics on that meeting's agenda. Each speaker is asked to address the Board directly and to limit his or her presentation to no longer than two minutes.
Comments about executive topics or individual students or staff members may be ruled out of order; such items should be addressed to the Board in writing.
Board Meeting Schedule 2011-12
All regularly scheduled meetings of the Board begin at 8:30pm and are in the Board Room of the Administration Building, unless otherwise announced.
Agendas & Minutes of Meetings
Agendas are posted a few days prior to each meeting. Minutes are posted after they are approved by the Board. Attachments and addenda can be found under the agenda links.
Board Committee Meetings
Revenue and Efficiency Committee, TBA
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Write to Us
The School Board welcomes your communication by mail on any issue of concern. Correspondence may be addressed to:
Roslyn Board of Education
P.O. Box 367
Roslyn, NY 11576
You can also send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org