The Board of Education will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in accordance with the Governor's Executive Order 202.1. The meeting will be streamed live on the District’s website at www.youtube.com/greenburghcsd and transcribed at a later date. Requests to speak will be taken in accordance with the following process:Process for Requesting to Speak at Virtual Board of Education MeetingsPursuant to Board Policy 1510, when Board meetings are held via Zoom or another online platform, requests to speak must be submitted to the District Clerk by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting. The email needs to include the name of the speaker
,address, telephone number, name of the organization the speaker is representing (if any), and a brief description of the topic to be addressed. Any group or organization wishing to address the Board of Education must identify a single spokesperson.Requests to speak will be honored on a first come-first serve basis. Speakers will be permitted to speak for no longer than two minutes, and the entirety of the public comment session will not exceed one hour. For online meetings, only registered speakers will be allowed into the session for the duration of their comments.The Board of Education will not permit, in public session, comments involving individual district personnel or students.The President of the Board of Education shall be responsible for the orderly conduct of the meeting and shall rule on such matters as the time allowed for public discussion and the appropriateness of the subject being presented. The President of the Board of Education shall have the right to discontinue any presentation that violates this policy.
Dear Greenburgh CSD community:
As you know, the Warburg mansion is a beloved point of pride on our campus. The mansion housed central administration offices, maintenance offices and storage, and some Early Childhood Program classes.
At a special meeting on Thursday, September 3, 2020, the Board of Education discussed a report regarding environmental and air quality conditions at the Warburg mansion from Enviroscience of Rononkoma and Mount Kisco, N.Y.
Here’s a brief timeline of events:
August 2019: CSArch mansion report completed. The Superintendent of Schools recommends to the Board to vacate the mansion of all http://go.boarddocs.com/ny/greenb/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BTGG2S41BD3Dstaff.https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/greenb/Board.nsf/vpublic?open
December 2019: BBS is selected by the Board as the new architecture firm.
Spring 2020: Architecture firm BBS completes report on the mansion and the Board approves repairs with a phased approach focusing on the roof, building envelope, some interior repairs and recommended the initial air quality testing by Enviroscience.
Summer 2020: After the initial air quality testing was completed, the Superintendent of Schools requested additional testing, generating the report now available on our website.
We are committed to sharing this information with the community as the Board considers the future of the Warburg mansion, the costs associated with recommended repairs, cleanup, and other issues. We will continue to inform you as we navigate through this multifaceted challenge.
Thank you for your continued support!
To the Families and Students of the Greenburgh Central School District:
On behalf of the Board of Education, I want to send a warm welcome to GCSD students and families as they prepare to return to school on September 11th remotely. We also welcome and thank all GCSD staff, administration and the larger Greenburgh community for your partnership during and through the reopening of our schools. Like most school districts in our country and the world, we as a collective have come together to ensure this reentry period is done with health, safety, and continued educational growth at heart.
As not just Board President, but as a parent and educator, I appreciate that this year’s return to school is different and, for many, anxiety-provoking. While many of our regular routines have, in fact, changed, I can assure you that the dedication of the district to educating and caring for our students is as strong as it has ever been. We also maintain an intense focus on student’s physical and social-emotional health. Indeed, ensuring student safety and maintaining a healthy environment is one of the Board’s five focus areas.
For so many of us, the first day of school has always been marked by excitement and an eagerness to start anew. To our parents and caregivers, as you anticipate the coming weeks, we encourage you to remember that feeling of excitement and to share it with your children. It is important that they come into this year with a feeling of hope and confidence, and it is our job to reinforce those feelings each day.
The Board of Education, district administration, and building principals are available to hear your ideas, answer your questions and discuss any concerns that will improve the reopening of our schools. Maintaining an open dialogue has contributed greatly to our ability to create and execute our reopening plan.
Thank you again for your collaboration. We wish you all good health and a resilient school year!!Sincerely,Antoinette Darden-CintronSchool Board President
Board of Education
The Greenburgh Central School District is governed by the Board of Education which is comprised of seven members, each serving a three year term.
Board of Education Meetings
It is the policy of the Board of Education to announce, in advance, through the newspaper and our website, the date, time and place of all Board meetings. Board of Education meetings is open to the public. Please consult this calendar and our website for specific meeting dates. Individual citizens or groups who wish to discuss a specific topic at a public meeting have the opportunity to do so during the “Statements from the Public” portion of the agenda. While the Board of Education encourages the participation of students in interpreting the educational program of the schools to the community, it is the Board’s policy that: students shall not be exploited for the benefit of any individual or group and shall participate only in appropriate situations. The use of students shall always be evaluated in terms of the effect on the child, and students shall not solicit or promote school District issues without the approval of the Superintendent of Schools.
Broadcasting Meetings and School Events
The Greenburgh Central School District broadcasts Board of Education meetings live over the Internet. With Video on Demand, Board meetings, as well as instructional workshops and programs, can be viewed at any time on the District website. District-wide information, upcoming events, Board meetings, activities, and school concerts can also be seen on Channel 77 (Optimum subscribers) and Channel 33 (Verizon subscribers).
Public Participation at Meetings
The Greenburgh Central School District Board of Education encourages public participation on school related matters at board meetings. Persons wishing to address the Board of Education shall advise the President of the Board of Education or the District Clerk prior to the scheduled starting time of the meeting. The request shall be made in writing on a form provided by the District and shall include the name of the speaker, the address, telephone number, name of organization represented (if any), and a brief description of the topic to be addressed. Any group or organization wishing to address the Board of Education must identify a single spokesperson.
Speakers will be permitted to speak for no longer than four minutes. Work session speakers may comment on matters related to any agenda item. The Board of Education will not permit in public session comments involving individual district personnel or students. All speakers are to conduct themselves in a civil manner. Obscene language, scandalous statements, threats of violence, statements advocating racial, religious, or other forms of prejudice will not be tolerated.
Persons making presentations at a board meeting will address remarks to the President of the Board of Education. Any written statement should be provided to the District Clerk for board meeting minutes. Board members or the Superintendent of Schools shall have the privilege of asking questions of any person who addresses the Board of Education.
The President of the Board of Education shall be responsible for the orderly conduct of the meeting and shall rule on such matters as the time allowed for public discussion and the appropriateness of the subject being presented. The President of the Board of Education shall have the right to discontinue any presentation that violates this policy.
The Board of Education reserves the right to enter into executive session as specified in Policy #1540 -- Executive Sessions.
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