Debra Javarone, District Clerk
Vote on Budget, Bus Proposition and Board Member on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 12 Noon - 8 p.m. in the high school gym lobby.
Two candidates vying for one board seat on May 17th...
"I seek to run for the Board of Education because I lived in this school district for nearly all my life. I am a retired teacher with six college degrees and with NYS certification in eight subjects. My presence on the board would be a valuable asset to the students and the community. As a board member, I am willing to volunteer my time helping students with low math and science skills. I feel that cutting programs is not the way to go. Instead, we need a board that will have the audacity to stand up to the state concerning these unfunded mandates. I also feel we need a strong taxpayer's union that can be just as strong as labor and teachers' unions. This is the way to go. Nancy Reagan said to the kids, "say no to drugs!". I say to the school board and the taxpayers, say no to unfunded mandates! I have seen taxes go up right along which is driving people out of the region. I am also an alternate member of the Town of Mayfield planning board. If any questions, my phone number is 518-332-2980. Feel free to text me as well as call me."
"I stand with one purpose and focus...the children. My platform is based on honor, integrity and pride for the Mayfield Central School District. I am a progressive visionary. I look forward to collaborating with the community in order to ensure transparency within our district. Our children's education is paramount, and this needs to be the number one focus in decision making. My family and I have been residents in the district for the last two years, and in that time, I have done my best to be an active member of the community. This is my second year as a member of the PTA, a group in which I have participated with enthusiasm as a way to provide nothing but our best for students and teachers. I have volunteered to assist with the book fair, was co-chairperson of the Halloween Event for grades PreK-4 last October, and was a member of the committee for the Luck To Have You Event in March. I have also served on external committees within the district including the Smart School's Committee and the SPARRK Committee. I have a daughter, Abbey, who is currently in first grade at MES, and I want to ensure that she and all of the students have nothing but the best to look forward to as they all have bright futures ahead of them. If elected, my efforts will be to listen to students, parents, teachers and the public, study data and put in place best practices to ensure that every student leaves our schools well-prepared for the next stage in life. I believe that Mayfield CSD is an excellent place for our children to attend school, and that is why my husband and I worked so hard to move into the district. That being said, there is always room for improvement. I want to be a part of transforming this district into a high-achieving one of which we all can be proud. Improving schools is a long-term, strenuous process and I am in it for the long haul. I am positive and optimistic about our students' futures and the future of this district. I welcome your thoughts and concerns at any time. If you'd like to ask me questions or just get to know me better, please, do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org."
In general, meetings are held in the High School Upper Library, 27 School Street, beginning at 7 p.m. Regular meetings are open to the public. Click here for a meeting schedule.
Effective December 2015, the board agenda is available for public view via BoardDocs
Board of Education members are elected to five-year terms. Elections are held each year on the third Tuesday in May. Polls are open noon to 8 p.m., in the lobby of the high school gymnasium. Click here for more information on running for the school board.
The Mayfield Board of Education is made up of five non-paid citizens who are each elected to serve five-year terms. The board's main responsibilities and duties are to:
Establish district policies;
Develop an annual budget for public approval;
Approve or disapprove the Superintendent's recommendations on personnel matters and contracts;
Review courses of study and textbooks; and
Act as a communication link between residents and the Superintendent.
Other duties include defining the district's philosophy, setting goals to achieve academic objectives, planning for future needs, and authorizing certain contracts.
Mon-Fri, Apr 25-29
Spring Break, No School
Mon, May 2
Unused Snow Day, No School
Tues, May 10
Board of Ed Public Hearing/Regular Meeting; 7 p.m., upper library; Executive Session (negotiations); 6:15 p.m., District Office
Tues, May 17
Annual Meeting-Budget, Board Member and Bus Proposition Vote; 12 Noon - 8 p.m., HS Gym Lobby
Wed-Fri, May 25-June 3
Grades 4, 8 Science Performance Test
Fri, May 27
Unused Snow Day, No School
Mon, May 30
Memorial Day, Schools Closed
Thur, June 2
Jr/Sr HS Choral Concert; 6:30 p.m., auditorium
Mon, June 6
Grades 4-8 Science Written Test
Tues-Thur, June 14-23
Regents Testing; No regular classes for Jr/Sr High School students
Tues, June 21
Board of Ed meeting; 7 p.m., upper library
Thur, June 23
Last Day of School
Sixth Grade Graduation; 10 a.m., Auditorium
Sat, June 25
HS Graduation; 11 a.m., athletic fields