Board of Education changes follow annual reorganizational meeting

At the Otselic Valley Central School District Board of Education reorganizational meeting held July 1, the annual swearing-in took place, and the Board made decisions about board composition and committee structure for 2019/2020.

Paul O’Connor was elected Board President, and Diane Smith was elected Vice-President. The newly elected Board member, Betty Robinson, took the oath of office. Gail Burpee was also sworn in as next year’s District Clerk.

Additionally, Georgia Gonzalez was appointed by board majority vote to a 11-month appointment for the board seat vacated by Mark Swayze. She will serve until the next regular election on May 19, 2020, by which time the board will make a determination about how to proceed. There will be either an election-at-large, where candidates will run for two seats to be filled, respectively, by those who receive the most votes OR candidates will run for two separate offices (one for a 5-year term, and one for a 1-year term). 


Next year’s committees and representation opportunities were also filled:

Chenango County School Boards Association: Paul O’Connor, Brian Wood, Diane Smith, Betty Robinson

Legislative Liaison: Paul O'Connor

Finance: Brian Wood (with the second committee member to be determined)

Policy: Paul O’Connor, Diane Smith

Facilities: Paul O’Connor, Betty Robinson

Transportation: Brian Wood, Betty Robinson

Committee meeting dates are to be determined. When available, these dates will appear on the website calendar and Facebook.


Board meeting dates for the 2019/2010 school year are as follows:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019: Regular Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 20, 2019: Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, September 19, 2019: Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, October 17, 2019: Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 2019: Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, December 19, 2019: Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, January 16, 2020: Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, February 27, 2020: Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2020: Regular Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 14, 2020: Special Meeting to adopt the proposed budget
Monday, April 20, 2020: B O C E S Vote and Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, May 7, 2020: Annual Budget Hearing
Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Budget Vote, Board Member Election/Regular Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 23, 2020: Regular Board Meeting

All Board of Education meetings and committee meetings are open to the public.
All Board of Education meeting minutes are now posted via BoardDocs, an electronic service found on the Board of Education page of our website.  BoardDocs makes it easier to post and retrieve meeting minutes, agendas, and schedules. The content is also accessible to those needing assistive devices to read websites.
The link to BoardDocs is found on the top right menu on the Board of Education page, and here: https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/ovcs/Board.nsf/Public

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