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The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) recognizes October 19-23 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. Averill Park Central School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to Averill Park and its children.

“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level, and are ensuring the District is acting as good stewards of the community’s tax dollars,” Superintendent Dr. James Franchini said. “They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect and deserve.”

NYSSBA states that the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:

  • Creating a shared vision for the future of education
  • Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
  • Providing accountability for student achievement results
  • Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement
  • Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn
  • And much more!

“School board members give the Averill Park citizens a voice in education decision making. Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation in October, their contribution is a year-round commitment,” Dr. Franchini said.

The members serving our district are as follows: Jessica Zweig, Peter Schaefer, Chris Foster, Samantha Hicks, Doug Kelley, Ann Morone and Meghan McGarry.