Board of Education
The Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the Elmira City School District. In Elmira, nine residents serve on the Board without pay. They are elected to three-year terms of office by district voters at the annual election in May, with three positions voted on each year. Representatives of the district's unions also serve as non-voting members of the Board. In addition, three students serve as non-voting members - one each from Elmira Free Academy, Southside High School and the Elmira Alternative High School.
The Elmira City School District Board of Education
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Regular meetings and work sessions are scheduled each month. For the meeting schedule, click here. Regular meetings are normally held on the third Wednesday of each month, and work sessions on the first Wednesday of each month. Regular meetings and work sessions are usually held at the Elmira Free Academy community room. Check the school calendar for details and specific listings.
A Letter to the Community From the School Board
Please accept our invitation to become involved in the Elmira City School District by attending regular meetings of the Board of Education. It is through involvement that you can learn what issues face us, become aware of the programs we provide and combine your voices with our efforts to prepare students for the complex future they will face.
We have made a commitment to cooperate with staff, parents and community members as we work to meet the needs of our students. In turn, we need your commitment to become involved in the education of the young people of our community.
The board sincerely invites you to join us at our monthly meetings as an important member of the community team. Your support will make it possible for us to provide a quality education for all of our students.
- ECSD Board of Education
We Invite Your Participation
The public is invited to all regular Board of Education meetings, work sessions, special meetings and budget hearings.
The board also encourages participation in the education of Elmira students through contact with teachers or principals in schools, the superintendent or the school board. Many opportunities exist for participation, including in-school volunteering, parent organizations, Parent Partners, and Building Planning Teams. Contact the respective school buildings to learn more about how you can help improve the education of our children.
Visitors to the Board
The Elmira City School District welcomes public comment. Visitors wishing to address the Board are asked to sign in.
Comments should be kept to three minutes. The Clerk will notify you when 30 seconds remain.
The Board will listen to your comments carefully. This is an opportunity to provide your thoughts so the Board may include concerns in its consideration of the item you address.
Board members will not answer specific questions or engage in a dialogue or debate. If you have a question or request further discussion of an issue, the Clerk will take your phone number so the appropriate staff member can respond at a later time.
Please be respectful of our students, staff, board and fellow visitors in making your comments. Thank you!