The Union Springs Central School District's Board of Education is composed of nine members from the Union Springs Central School District community. Voters elect members to serve overlapping three-year terms. At the end of his/her term, the board member can run for reelection. State law does not limit the number of terms that a member may serve. Voting for school board officials is held in conjunction with the annual budget vote in May.
Board of Education members are unpaid officials elected to take formal, legal actions and assume the major responsibility for the conduct of the schools. The Board of Education must delegate certain responsibilities to the Superintendent of Schools, who makes reports and recommendations to the Board of Education. Board members vote on all major business transactions.
Board of Education meetings are generally held the second and fourth Mondays of the month beginning at 7:00 p.m. and are generally in the High School Library.
The Board of Education welcomes public participation at its meeting. The usual order of meeting is as follows:
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Approval of Agenda
- Approval of Minutes
- Comments from visitors
- Superintendent's Update
The Board of Education meets in executive session to discuss personnel matters, labor negotiations, and other matters that are confidential as defined by the open Meeting Law of the State of New York. Executive sessions can only be held by resolution at a regularly scheduled and advertised open meeting. All executive sessions are closed to the public, and no official action may be taken unless permitted by law.