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    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 Consitution, 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 of Education Meeting Schedule

    Meetings are held in the Thomas Preston Media Central located at Geneseo Central School, 4050 Avon Road, Geneseo, NY.

    The Board of Education typically meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


    The Board meetings are conducted under the Open Meeting 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.  

    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 6/30/18
    • Catherine Bennett, Vice-President - term expires 6/30/20
    • Craig Phelps - term expires 6/30/19
    • David Dwyer - term expires 6/30/18
    • Michael Tenalio - term expires 6/30/19
    • Julie Matthews - term expires 6/30/20
    • Chris McDonald - term expires 6/30/20

          Pamela Bickford, District Clerk, 243-3450 ext. 2214