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.
The mission of the Hudson Falls Central School District is to assure the highest level of quality education academically, vocationally, and socially to ALL students regardless of sex, race, creed, color, socio-economic status, or ability through a carefully planned and challenging educational program developed by the staff in cooperation with students, parents, and other members of the community.
Hudson Falls CSD is dedicated to assuring that all students acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for becoming responsible citizens in a democratic society, developing and maintaining physical and emotional well-being, and attaining productive employment throughout their adult lives. All students shall understand that learning is lifelong and that by applying knowledge, they will become capable of adapting to and creating change.
Board of Education Goals
The Hudson Falls Board of Education has adopted the following goals for the 2020-2021 school year:
- Recruit, screen, and hire an outstanding school leader to serve as the next Superintendent of the Hudson Falls Central School District. The selection process will fully engage all stakeholders in the process and will be openly communicated.
Instruction and Professional Development:
- Through a partnership with the Superintendent, provide our faculty, staff, and administration with the support to implement and enhance District Targets.
- Monitor, provide feedback, and revise District Targets in collaboration with the Superintendent and instructional leaders to promote continuous improvement.
- Meet the social and emotional needs of all students while developing communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and empathy.
- 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
- 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
- Engage with NYS School Boards Association or a local College/University to initiate the development of a multi-year, strategic vision, mission, and action plan. The plan development will be structured to collaborate with the transition of the new Superintendent.
- Maintain and enhance the annual BOE performance evaluation process.
- All Board of Education members will continue to attend two professional development training sessions annually to stay well-informed of best practices and changes in education.
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.
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 the time of individual speakers or if multiple speakers are presenting the same viewpoint.