Board of Education
On April 10, 2018 the Board of Education will meet at 7:00pm in a Special Session in the Band Room of the Elementary/Middle School, 15 Craigside Drive, Cold Spring, NY for the purpose of holding an additional Budget Hearing for the 2018-2019 Budget.
The monthly Workshop Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Middle/High School Library.
The Board will meet in Special Session on April 24, 2018 at 6:00pm in the District Office for the purpose of holding the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Budget and Trustee Vote.
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.