Board of Education
2019-2020 Mamaroneck Board of Education, shown above. Top, from left to right: Trustees Christian Zambrano (new Board member), Steve Warner, Ariana Cohen, and Sam Orans. Bottom, from left to right: newly-elected Board Vice President Rina Beder, newly-elected President Paul Bulova, and newly-elected Secretary Gladys Di Vito.
E-mail the Board as a group at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please note: Emails sent to this general email address are distributed to all seven Board of Education members.)
n accordance with Executive Order 202.26, school board elections and budget votes originally scheduled for May 19, 2020 will be held remotely on June 9, 2020 by absentee ballot. The Executive Order provides that in order to be placed on the ballot, a nominating petition must be filed with the District Clerk by 5:00 PM on Monday, May 11, 2020. Please contact the District Clerk, Joanne Rice at email@example.com to obtain a copy of the petition. No minimum number of signatures are required to be obtained under the Executive Order. Therefore, a nominating petition may be submitted without signatures.
Based on Mamaroneck UFSD Policy 2120, in order to run for the Board of Education you must be able to read and write, be a qualified voter of the district, and a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the elections. Additionally if you are an employee of the District you are unable to run for a seat on the Board of Education.
The Mamaroneck Schools Board of Education consists of seven dedicated volunteers, who are elected to staggered three year terms. The Board is responsible for several key areas: establishing policy; defining District priorities and goals; monitoring and evaluating progress; approving contracts, bonds and the annual budget; and selecting and evaluating the Superintendent of Schools.
Establishing PolicyThe Board sets policies that govern the education of all children attending our district's six schools, as well as the day-to-day operations of the District. Click here for the policy handbook.
Defining Priorities and Goals
In collaboration with the Administration, the Board defines annual District priorities and establishes specific goals, rationale and expected outcomes. It delegates to the Superintendent of Schools (the District's chief executive officer and educational leader) the authority to develop, operate and manage the educational programs to meet these goals.Monitoring and Evaluating Progress
The Superintendent and Central Administration regularly update the Board on progress towards goals, and Board meetings and study sessions are often devoted to presentations highlighting work in specific areas.
Approving Contracts, Bonds and the Annual Budget
The Board guides negotiations with the District’s five bargaining units and approves all final collective bargaining agreements and employment contracts, as well as vendor contracts.
The Superintendent, with some guidance from the Board and in concert with his/her staff, prepares and presents a recommended budget to the Board. After discussion and input from the community, the Board is responsible for approving a final budget to be presented for a community vote. The Board strives to approve a budget that effectively balances costs with maintaining Mamaroneck's high instructional standards for students and staff.
Selecting and Evaluating the Superintendent
Perhaps the most critical responsibility of a Board of Education is to select and evaluate the Superintendent. The Board provides regular feedback and a formal annual review.
Serving on Committees and as Liaisons
Each board member serves on a number of committees, as well as a liaison to District schools and community groups. Click here for a list of committee assignments and liaison positions.
Please refer to the Board Operating Procedures for more specific information. The Board of Education can be contacted at any time via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Running for the Board
The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) outlines the process, requirements and responsibilities of becoming a board member:
If you are interested in running for the Board of Education please contact the District Clerk, Joanne Rice, to obtain a copy of the petition. All petitions are due to the District Clerk by April 20, 2020. Based on Mamaroneck UFSD Policy 2120, in order to run for the Board of Education you must be able to read and write, be a qualified voter of the district, and a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the elections. Additionally if you are an employee of the District you are unable to run for a seat on the Board of Education.
Si está interesado(a) en postularse para la Junta de Educación, por favor contacte a la Secretaria del Distrito, Joanne Rice, para obtener una copia de la petición. Todas las peticiones se tienen que entregar a la Secretaria del Distrito a más tardar el 20 de abril, 2020. Basado en la política 2120 del Distrito Escolar de Mamaroneck, para poder postularse para la Junta de Educación debe ser capaz de leer y escribir, ser un votante calificado del distrito y un residente del distrito escolar por lo menos un año antes de las elecciones. Adicionalmente, si es un empleado del Distrito no puede postularse por un lugar en la Junta de Educación.
All Board of Education meetings air Live on LMC Media and are re-aired by the station according to the schedule found on lmcmedia.org each week. LMC-TV posts broadcasts approximately 2-3 days after each meeting and houses them on the Videos section of their website.