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Brocton recognizes school board, new staff

BROCTON — The New York State School Boards Association recognizes this Monday to Friday as School Board Recognition Week. It is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. The Brocton 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 the Brocton-Portland community 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,” Jason Delcamp, Brocton schools superintendent 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.”

Delcamp said 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

“School board members give the Brocton/Portland 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,” Delcamp said.

The members serving our district are as follows: Robert Mead-Colegrove, president; Steven Smith, vice president; Matthew Brady; Rosanne Chesbro; Neil Huber; Michael Riforgiato and Melissa Seavy

On Tuesday, the Brocton Central School District will be thanking its Board of Education, new employees, and recently tenured staff members with a small celebration serving cake and punch prior to its regular board meeting at 7 p.m.

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