Revised Notice: The Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting (remotely) on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in accordance with the Governor's Executive Order 202.1. It is anticipated that the Board will adjourn to executive session shortly after commencing the meeting to discuss the employment history of particular individuals and to meet with the school attorney under attorney/client privilege. The meeting will be streamed live on the District’s website at www.youtube.com/greenburghcsd and transcribed at a later date.
A Message from the President of the GCSD Board of Education, Antoinette Darden-Cintron:
Dear Greenburgh Community:
As we enter into our first full week of remote learning, I want to start by sending enormous thanks, on behalf of the entire Board of Education, to so many.
The administration and our staff have been working tirelessly to ensure that students continue to learn, as well as to receive adequate nutrition and childcare if their parents are healthcare workers or first responders.
Our faculty and staff has risen to the occasion of teaching remotely, adapting lesson plans so that they engage students and learning new technologies. Meanwhile, our buildings & grounds, transportation teams had already been working tirelessly to disinfect and maintain our buildings.
Our extended Greenburgh Community, especially healthcare workers and first responders, are selflessly putting the lives of others before their own.
And, of course, our students and parents are demonstrating resilience and positivity as they adapt to a whole new way of living and learning for the foreseeable future.
It is the job of the Board of Education to provide vision and direction to the district and to ensure that school business continues to be conducted, particularly during challenging times. I want to assure you that the Board of Education for the Greenburgh Central School District is doing just that. We will also continue to conduct business by holding remote meetings in accordance with the Governor's Executive Order 202.1. These meetings will not include in-person attendance by the public. However, they will be streamed live on the District’s website at www.youtube.com/greenburghcsd and transcribed at a later date.
If you have questions or comments about what was discussed during a remote meeting, please send an email to the District Clerk, Ivy Kraus, at email@example.com. Please include your name and address at the beginning of the email for our records. Responses will not be live, but the Board will respond as soon as possible to questions that are relevant to the agenda with the exception of those that are personnel related.
We will also continue to share updates with the community outside of our regular meetings, as appropriate.
Let me close by stating, the Board of Education as community members, professionals, and parents, we know this isn’t easy. What is important, though, is that we do our best to come together, be respectful of the different ways people are processing and responding to this challenge we are facing, and remain committed to coming through this crisis stronger than ever before. Again, our sincere appreciation goes out to each and every one of you.
Board of Education
Greenburgh Central School District is governed by a Board of Education 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. To be notified of Board meetings, please send your name and mailing address to the District Clerk (Ms. Ivy Kraus, Administration Building, 475 West Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, N.Y. 10530) or email the District Clerk at ikraus@ greenburghcsd.org.
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 channels 77 (Cablevision subscribers) and 33 (Verizon subscribers).