2020-2021 School Budget/Election Information Page

     BOE 2018 - 2019

     (Standing, left to right) Catherine Bennett, Craig Phelps, Michael Tenalio and David Dwyer

     (Sitting, left to right) Chris McDonald, Jennifer Mehlenbacher, and Julie Matthews


    What is a Board of Education?

    A school board member in New York State serves as a state official.  The board's powers are derived from the state Constitution, laws of New York State, and rulings of the state Commissioner of Education.

    As elected representatives, board members ensure that the school remains responsive to the needs of district residents by serving as a link between school and community.  The Board of Education establishes official policy and sets goals for the school district.  Board decisions can be made only by the board acting as a whole in a public meeting.  




    Board meetings are conducted under the Open Meetings Law, but are not open forums for the community.  On the agenda, there is "Community Relations" time which the public may address the Board regarding agenda items or other comments or questions.  You must sign in on the sheet provided at the meeting, if you would like to address the Board.


    Board Member Terms

    The Board is composed of seven community members who are elected to 3-year terms by District residents as part of the school budget vote, which occurs on the third Tuesday of May, each year.

    • Jennifer Mehlenbacher, President - term expires 6/30/21
    • David Dwyer, Vice-President - term expires 6/30/21
    • Catherine Bennett - term expires 6/30/20
    • Julie Matthews - term expires 6/30/20
    • Chris McDonald - term expires 6/30/20
    • Craig Phelps - term expires 6/30/22
    • Michael Tenalio - term expires 6/30/22


    Have a question?

    Linda James is the District Clerk to the Board of Education and can be reached by email at lindajames@geneseocsd.org or by phone at 585.243.3450 x. 2214. 


    Board of Education Meeting Schedule

    Meetings are held in the Thomas Preston MS/HS Media Center located at Geneseo Central Schools, 4050 Avon Road, Geneseo, NY, unless otherwise noted.

    For the 2019 - 2020 school year, the Board of Education will meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday's of each month, beginning at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted

    *See below for a complete list of dates, times, and locations.


    Geneseo Central Schools Board of Education Meeting Schedule for 2020-2021

    (Please check back regularly for any changes or updates to this listing.)

    Location: Thomas Preston MS/HS Media Center (unless otherwise noted)

    Time:  7:00 p.m.

     Geneseo Central Schools Board of Education Meeting Schedule for 2020—2021

    • Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - Reorganization/Regular Meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by the annual School Board/Administrative Team Retreat