School Board Recognition Week set for Oct. 23-27

The New York State School Boards Association recognizes Oct. 23-27 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding the important work performed by school board members. Fredonia Central School is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to the Fredonia Central School District and its children.

“In my short time here, it has become quite apparent that the Fredonia Board of Education is fully devoted to improving the educational and life outcomes for all of our students,” said Superintendent Jeffrey A. Sortisio. “This dedicated team is steadfast in their focus, committed to the board process and willing to make difficult decisions for the betterment of all who learn and work here.”

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.

The members serving the Fredonia School District are: Michael Bobseine, president; Dave Giambrone, board member; Cristina Gegenschatz, vice president; Tom Hawk, board member; Brian Aldrich, board member,Dan Ihasz, board member; Heath Forster, board member.

The members of the board of Education will be formally recognized for their dedication and service at the Board of Education meeting, held Oct. 24.