FULTON, NY – The Fulton Board of Education held its annual reorganizational meeting and appointed its officers for the 2015-2016 school year. The board named David Cordone as president and returned Dan Pawlewicz as vice president and Barbara Hubbard as clerk.
Returning president Cordone was later acknowledged in the regular meeting of the board of education for recognition of the amount of board development activities he has participated in over the years.
“Every time a board member attends a workshop, convention or conference, they are awarded points. Mr. Cordone was being recognized by the New York State School Boards Association for receiving 500 points, the highest level of recognition. Mr. Cordone is very active working with the NYSSBA,” said Superintendent of Schools Bill Lynch.
The reorganizational meeting also resulted in the designation of Christine Plath as voting delegate for meetings of the NYS School Board Association with Cordone as alternate for this position.
The board acted on numerous other appointments and designations as well as fee schedules for facility usage, ticket prices for school functions and events, approval of the District Code of Conduct and affirmation of all Board of Education policies and procedures.
The dates for the upcoming school year board meetings have been set and will continue to follow the general guidelines of the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month with regular session beginning at 7:30 p.m. The only exceptions being in December when there will be one monthly meeting in observance of the holiday break and April in which the second meeting of the month will be held on Monday, April 18.
The board had discussion about the location of board meetings in the regular meeting that followed.
Lynch said that out of 553 voters, 102 responded to the questionnaire regarding the location of meetings.
Sixty voters were in favor of rotating the meetings between buildings, while 42 were opposed.
As a general approval, it had been decided that there will be a meeting held once at each of the six buildings in the district.
The board as a whole was in agreement with Pawlewicz’ opinion, “It was nice to hit all the buildings once.”
“It will be similar to this past year’s schedule. We will be reaching out to each building to see if there is a particular month that works best to be in each building,” said Lynch.
A draft will be developed and presented to the board before the August 11 meeting in which members will approve the schedule of locations.
Once the schedule is approved, it will then be posted on www.fulton.cnyric.org