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Board members Foster and Wood recognized by the N Y S S B A
At the final Board of Education meeting of the 2018-2019 year, outgoing member Jeremy Foster and current member Brian Wood were both awarded Certificates of Recognition from the New York State School Boards Association (N Y S S B A)  for their efforts to continually expand their governance knowledge and skills.

Mr. Foster earned the Board Master Award--Level 3 award, and Mr. Wood earned the Board Achievement Award. Both awards reflect accumulated points for participating in N Y S S B A training activities include the board officers academy, state-mandated training, legal conferences, and/or custom board retreats. 

In addition to his public recognition at the board meeting and receipt of a commemorative portfolio from the Association, Mr. Foster will also be recognized in On Board, the N Y S S B A’s newspaper.

As he departs from service on the Board of Education, Mr. Foster was also recognized by the Otselic Valley Central School District for his years of service (7/1/2014-6/30/2019), including work as the Board President. We are grateful for his significant contributions to O V during periods of district transition and continued development. He retires from the Board with our thanks.

The N Y S S B A  is the statewide voice of the interests of public school Boards of Education. It serves more than 675 local and B O C E S boards which represent more than 5200 members statewide. This Association provides training and advice on matters affecting school board responsibilities and jurisdiction, and collaborates with other organizations to promote excellence in public school education.  Its purview includes legal questions, negotiation advice, policy guidance, research needs, and more. The N Y S S B A also publishes the 35th Edition of School Law.