Role of the Board of Education
A nine-member Board of Education, elected by residents of the Gloversville Enlarged School District, is responsible for establishing policies and regulations governing public education in the district. Each member serves an unpaid, three-year term.
The members of New York’s local school boards are an invaluable resource as local decision-makers. They respond to the respective needs of their communities, serving the interests of school children and preparing them for the future.
The men and women elected by the people of our community as members of the Gloversville school board devote many hours of service to public education and continually strive for improvement, quality, and progress in education. The Gloversville Enlarged School District members of the Board of Education merit recognition and commendation for their dedicated service to the people and children of our community.
Board meetings are open to the public and held at 6:30 p.m. in rotating locations. The location labeled “BOE Room” can be found in Central Administration, 234 Lincoln St. Agendas will be posted in advance on BoardDocs.
Board committee meetings
The board of education has five committees: Audit, Budget and Finance, Curriculum, Facilities and Policy.
Addressing the Board
Persons wishing to address the Board of Education can do so during the “public comment” section at the beginning of the agenda. Speakers are requested to state their name and address and identify the organization, if any, they represent. Board policy (Policy #3220) allows a maximum of three minutes to address the board in order to provide an opportunity for others to speak.
Public comment provides a way for residents to address the Board of Education publicly. Residents wishing to “discuss” an issue or receive more information regarding a particular concern should contact a board member or a district administrator directly.
BoardDocs allows for easy file access, storage
In an effort to streamline Board of Education documents and information, Gloversville has implemented an easy-to-use content management system called BoardDocs. BoardDocs replaces the old method of compiling, printing, and distributing meeting documents to a limited audience.
Using BoardDocs, the public can view and print agendas and supporting documents associated with each meeting. BoardDocs allows users to review Board of Education information prior to meetings and learn the outcome of agenda items immediately after and action has been taken, complete with voting results. All documents are automatically archived and can be accessed by the meeting date or by using the search feature. In addition, a three year searchable archive of meeting minutes is also available.
Board of Education elections
Elections are held each year on the third Tuesday in May. Polls are open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Gloversville High School gymnasium and the Bleecker Town Hall.
Interested in becoming a board member?
All interested candidates must file a petition and must be:
- a qualified voter of the district;
- at least 18 years old;
- able to read and write;
- a resident of the district for at least one year prior to the election; and
- the only member of his or her household on the school board.
For more information, contact the district clerk’s office at 518-775-5791 or visit the office at 234 Lincoln St., Gloversville, NY, 12078.