District Parents' Council

The District Parents’ Council of the Lakeland Central School District provides a vital link between the Board of Education, the Superintendent of Schools, the individual schools themselves, and the parents of the Lakeland community. The purpose of the Council is to establish and maintain direct, open, objective communication among the parents, school, district office, and Board of Education to provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and concerns among the parent organizations, the schools, the district office and the Board of Education among the parent organizations themselves; to create and continue cooperative efforts for a quality education in the Lakeland Central School District.

District Parents' Council Officers

Denise Kness
Board of Education Vice President

Robert Mayes

Board of Education Trustee

Becky Burfiend
Board of Education Trustee


Dr. Brendan Lyons,
Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Karen Gagliardi
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

Dr. Steve Rappleyea
Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel

Meeting Schedule
All meetings are held at the Administration Building, 1086 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, beginning at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 


Monday, October 19
Monday, January 25
Monday, March 22

Committee Charge