Board of Education

Board of Education

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Board of Education information is available on the district’s BoardDocs site including:

Meeting Calendar
Meeting Minutes
District Policies

About the Board

The Warwick Valley Central School District Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the school district. It establishes operational policies, sets educational goals and standards, evaluates program effectiveness, develops the annual school budget and balances educational needs with community resources.

Board Meetings

The Board of Education typically holds meetings twice a month on the first and third Thursday of the month beginning at 7 p.m.  in the Dorothy Wilson Education Center Board/Community Room. Please check the Board of Education webpage on our website as meeting dates/times/locations are subject to change.  

Executive Sessions

In addition to its regular meetings, it is sometimes necessary for the board to hold executive sessions. These sessions may precede or follow regular meetings and are for the discussion of sensitive subjects such as personnel matters and employee contract negotiations. All official actions, however, must and do take place at public meetings.

Responsibilities of a Board Member

The board of education is a uniquely American institution. It keeps the country’s public schools flexible and responsive to the needs of their local communities. A member of a board of education in New York State takes on one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to any citizen: helping to plan the education of the community’s youth.

The board focuses on the district’s ENDS (vision, goals and policy) while the superintendent (as CEO) focuses on the district’s MEANS (objectives, plans, actions, recommendations.) In other words, the board oversees the education of students and is responsible for school district operations, but does not directly run the district’s day-to-day operations.

According to the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA), board members must fulfill certain duties to the institution and the community they serve.

Major Board Responsibilities

  • Set the district’s direction by working with the community to establishing goals, standards and strategies to transform a shared vision into reality;
  • Ensure alignment of strategy, resources, policies, programs and processes with district goals;
  • Assess and account for progress using comprehensive data, thorough deliberation and open communication; and
  • Continuously improve the district, accentuating and reinforcing the positive and correcting the negative.

Major Board Roles

  • Represent the entire community;
  • Be a steward of the district’s resources;
  • Act as a leader of the district; and
  • Advocate for public education.

More Information

Clerk of the Board

Susan Laroe


Board Meetings

For agendas, minutes of BOE meetings, policy information and more.

Board Committees

Board Mission and Goals

Board Policies

Board Elections


Strategic Plan

Capital Project 2021

Board Members 

Keith Parsons, President
Term expires June 2025


Sharon Davis
Term expires June 2024


William Fanos
Term expires June 2024


John Garcia
Term expires June 2026


Robert Howe
Term expires June 2026


Lynn Lillian
Term expires June 2024


Daniel Mahoney
Term expires June 2025


Dory Masefield
Term expires June 2026


Thomas Maslanka
Term expires June 2025