School Board Recognition Week

NYS School Board Recognition Week Oct. 19-23
Posted on 10/19/2020
The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 19 - 23 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. The Binghamton City School District is joining all public school districts across the state to honor local board members for their commitment to Binghamton and its children.

“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and our board devotes countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn and grow,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonia Thompson said. “They collectively make tough decisions and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations that guide these decisions in order to provide and support the leadership our citizens expect.”

Thompson said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:

Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance through the district's mission, vision and goals
Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn
Establishing policies that ensure regulations and laws are adhered to
Developing a budget that aligns district goals and resources
And much more!

“School board members give the Binghamton citizens a voice in education decision making. Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation this week, their contributions are appreciated year-round,” Thompson said.

The BCSD Board of Education members serving our district are as follows:

President - Brian Whalen
Vice President- Korin L. Kirk
Timothy Ames
Penelope Harper
David V. Hawley
Liz Rosenberg
Steve Seepersaud
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