Board of Education
The Board of Education is the governance body of the school district that monitors fiscal and employment practices. Nine district residents elected by the community serve on the School Board. Members serve three-year terms and are not paid for their service. The Board of Education makes decisions as a collective group and works closely with the Superintendent of Schools on all decisions.
or click a board member's name or photo to contact them individually.
The Board holds regular meetings throughout the school year. For the meeting schedule, click here. Regular meetings are usually held one Wednesday a month 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 challenges face us, become aware of the programs we provide and combine your voices with our efforts to prepare students for the future.
We have made a commitment to collaborate with staff, families 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.
The board also encourages participation in the education of our students through communication with us, the Superintendent of Schools and school principals. Many opportunities exist for participation, including in-school volunteering, parent organizations, Parent Partners and Building Planning Teams. Contact school principals to learn more about how you can help further 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, 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!