Voters will hit the polls on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from noon to 9 p.m. to fill a vacant school board seat.
The Liberty Central School District Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting and Election at the high school’s auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 10 to elect one candidate to fill one open seat on the board.
The two candidates who will appear on the ballot (in this order) are:
• Marta Illing; and
• Joyce Teed
The elected candidate will fill the seat previously held by Dan Parkhurst, who retired earlier this summer. The candidate will serve on the board of education from Oct. 11, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
About the Board
The Liberty Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the Liberty Central School District. It establishes operational policies, sets educational goals and standards, evaluates program effectiveness, develops the annual school budget and balances educational needs with community resources.
Board of Education meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are held in the library/media center at Liberty High School.
In addition to its regular meetings, it is sometimes necessary for the board to hold executive sessions. These sessions may precede or follow regular meetings and are for the discussion of sensitive subjects such as personnel matters and employee contract negotiations. All official actions, however, must and do take place at public meetings.
Responsibilities of a Board Member
According to the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA), board members must fulfill certain duties to the institution and the community they serve.
Major Board Responsibilities
- Set the district’s direction by working with the community to establishing goals, standards and strategies to transform a shared vision into reality;
- Ensure alignment of strategy, resources, policies, programs and processes with district goals;
- Assess and account for progress using comprehensive data, thorough deliberation and open communication; and
- Continuously improve the district, accentuating and reinforcing the positive and correcting the negative.
Major Board Roles
- Represent of the entire community;
- Be a steward of the district’s resources;
- Act as a leader of the district; and
- Advocate for public education.