Board of Education

The Hudson Falls Central School District Board of Education is made up of nine members who are elected by the voters of the district to serve five-year terms.  Members serve without pay.  The Board of Education is responsible for the development of policy through which the superintendent administers the educational program.  The Hudson Falls Central School District Board of Education is dedicated to providing equal educational opportunities which enable students to acquire the skills, knowledge and discipline necessary for success in a competitive society.

All citizens are encouraged to participate actively in the development and operation of our schools.  It is the responsibility of the entire community to provide input, which will assist the Board of Education if our schools are to continue to develop and provide a program of quality education for the youth of our district.

The Board invites interested residents of the community to attend public meetings of the Board at 7 p.m. in the high school.  Board committees and meeting dates and times are listed here on the website.  Special board meetings called during the year are advertised in our local newspaper, The Post Star.

Board of Education Goals

The Hudson Falls Board of Education has adopted the following goals for the 2019-2020 school year:

Instruction and Professional Development:

    • Through a partnership with the Superintendent, provide our faculty, staff and administration with the support necessary to implement an instructional program that meets the needs of all students in the district while developing the following:
      • Communication skills
      • Critical Thinking skills
      • Problem solving skills
      •  Creativity
      • Empathy

Direct funding and support towards ongoing professional development for faculty, staff and administration to maintain and enhance knowledge of educational best practices and trends.

    Fiscal Management

      • Develop a comprehensive, transparent, sustainable budget that ensures financial stability and educational innovation for HFCSD.
      • In partnership with the Superintendent, plan and present a responsible capital funds project that will improve day to day operations in HFCSD while addressing facilities and focusing on:
        • Increasing school safety
        • Continuing to enhance instruction

    Community Engagement

      • Continue to communicate and engage effectively with our community; both at Board of Education meetings and community events held at HFCSD. 
      • Support the development and participation of community events that help to educate parents, students and faculty while developing a sense of lifelong learning. 

    Board of Education Development

      • Review, revise update, and/or develop (as necessary) all board of education policies and procedures.
      • Complete a board of education performance evaluation for 2019-2020 school year.
      • All Board of Education members will attend two professional development trainings to stay well-informed of best practices and changes in education.

    Board Docs

    Board Docs is our new online platform for accessing meeting schedules, agendas, minutes and policies. Visit the district Board Docs page here.

    Unless noted, all meetings are held in high school.

    Public Comment

    While we welcome and invite the public into our scheduled meetings, we ask that you address the Board during a meeting in the following manner:

    • Please wait to be called upon by the Board President.
    • When called, state your full name.
    • Direct your comments to the Board; do not turn and speak to the audience.
    • Keep your comments as concise as possible.
    • Speakers are expected to treat others with respect, confining their remarks to School District issues.
    • Do not use the public speaking portions of Board meetings to make personal statements about any individual, including students, employees or coaches.  Engaging in any commentary that is slanderous or abusive may cause the Board President to rule any speaker out of order.
    • Limit each public comment to four minutes.  Board President may limit time of individual speakers or if multiple speakers are presenting the same viewpoint.