Board of Education
The Haldane Board of Education will meet at 6:00pm on April 2, 2018 in the Home and Careers Classroom of the Elementary/Middle School Building at 15 Craigside Dr., Cold Spring, New York. At that time the Board intends to convene into an anticipated Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the employment history of several individuals. No action will be taken at the Executive Session.
Also be advised that the Board will meet on April 3, 2018 at 6:30pm instead of the previously scheduled time of 7:00pm in the Band Room of the Elementary/Middle School Building. The Board intends to review the Policy Manual at the beginning of the meeting, and at approximately 7:00pm, the Board will proceed with the items listed on the agenda.
Also be advised that the Board will meet at 5:30pm on April 5, 2018 in the District Office Building. At that time the Board intends to convene into an anticipated Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the employment history of a particular individual. No action will be taken at this Executive Session.
Haldane Central School District Board of Education Goals 2017-18
The Board of Education is committed to transparent, effective, and open communication with the public. It is a priority to make sure all community members can access and participate in the school's governance as they would like. The three following directives keep this goal as a top priority:
1. Lead the district through the new superintendent search
One of the most important tasks a school's Board of Education is charged with, is to hire a superintendent of schools. Our primary goal this year will be to work with Putnam Westchester BOCES to find a new leader for our district. In doing so, we will seek guidance from the community as we determine the characteristics of a superintendent that best aligns with the district. We will continue to provide updated information to the community as the search process develops.
2. Monitor the proposed bond referendum
As the district continues to face multiple building and grounds needs, the board will monitor the developments of the proposed bond referendum by working closely with the Buildings & Grounds Committee. The board will be sure that due diligence on proposed projects has occurred as to justify the needed repairs. In reviewing the repairs, the board will maintain a mindset of fiscal responsibility while keeping the safety and health of our students and staff at the forefront of the decision making process. The board will continue to clearly and transparently provide information about the proposed referendum to the public.
3. Review of Districts Policies and Procedures
The Board will establish a process to continue our complete audit of the district’s policy manual. In reviewing current policies, our goals will be to ensure that district policies support preparing students to succeed in an ever-changing global society by promoting educational excellence, efficient administration, and effective governance. As part of this process, the board will determine the most appropriate way of making district policies easily accessible by all.