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2022 - 2023 Board of Education and Advisory Committees

District Parents' Council Advisory - Establish and maintain direct and open communication between the parents, administration, and Board of Education. Provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and concerns and create and continue cooperative efforts in the district
Members: Becky Burfeind, Denise Kness, Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar, Anna Massaro
Administrative Liaisons: Dr. Karen Gagliardi, Dr. Tracy Norman, and Joe Spatola
Community Members:  All PTA Presidents and Co-Presidents

District Youth Council-Advisory - Provide a link between the Board of Education, the Superintendent, and the students in the district, Establish a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and concerns, and generate cooperative efforts for the benefit of students
Members:  Adam Kaufman, Michael Daly, and Anna Massaro
Administrative Liaisons: Dr. Karen Gagliardi and Dr. Tracy Norman

Management Policy - Develop new policies and review and revise current policies to meet the goals of the Board of Education
Members: Michael Daly, Adam Kaufman, Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar, and Rachelle Nardelli
Administrative Liaisons: Dr. Karen Gagliardi, Dr. Tracy Norman, and Dr. Joseph Mosey
Joseph Spatola and Margo May (Attorney)
Community Members: Tom Daw, Susan Sacks, and Lou Sassano
Meeting Dates: October 25 (meetings take place at 5:30 p.m., Board Room, Administration Building), January 30, March 27, May 23

Health and Safety Committee - Evaluate Emergency Management Plan, review safety/security issues, review Risk Loss Control reports from NYSIR and make recommendations, and provide a forum to exchange information, ideas, and concerns
Members:  Becky Burfeind, Michael Marchese, and Rachelle Nardelli
Administrative Liaisons: Chris Mercurio, George Prine, Dwayne Hoffmann, Lauren Fontana, and Building Principals (and for capital projects, architect, construction manager, and contractor)

Audit Committee - Review district financial procedures, review external audits, and make a recommendation to the Board for management of the financial operation
Members:  Michael Daly, Donald B. Pinkowsky and Rachelle Nardelli
Administrative Liaison:  Dr. Karen Gagliardi and Joy Myke
Community Members:  Ray Butler and Michael Marx
Meeting Dates: September 19, 2022 (5:30 PM), November 15, 2022 (5 PM), February 2, 2023 (5 PM), May 2, 2023 (5 PM)
Meeting Location: Board Room, Administration Building

Wellness Committee - The District Wellness Committee will meet four times annually and report to the Superintendent regarding the state of the District Wellness policy and the district’s movement towards the attainment of three-year goals. The District Curriculum Council will review the goals and objectives of the Wellness Committee on a three-year review cycle – measuring attainment of goals, relevant changes in regulations, curriculum updates relative to wellness, and budget considerations relative to the goals of the committee. The three-year report will then be submitted to the Superintendent and the Board of Education.
Members: Becky Burfeind, Michael Marchese, and Anna Massaro
Administrative Liaisons: Dr. Tracy Norman, Joseph Spatola, Magalie Porretto, Patricia Viggiano, and Deana Hartung
Community Members: Carole Henkin, Cheri Scharff, Karen Bloom, Daniella Ferreira, and Sara Piccirilli
Meeting Dates: October 17, December 12, February 13, April 24

Facilities Committee - Assist the Board of Education in financially effective and educationally sound planning with regard to district construction projects, fields development, building alterations, energy conservation, and measures other matters pertaining to the facilities of the district
Members: Michael Daly, Adam Kaufman, and Donald B. Pinkowsky 
Administrative Liaisons: Dr. Karen Gagliardi, Joy Myke and George Prine
Meeting Dates: 11/3

Members:  Becky Burfeind, Denise Kness, and Rachelle Nardelli
Administrative Liaison: Dr. Karen Gagliardi and Lauren Fontana

Special Education Committee
Members:  Denise Kness, Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar, and Anna Massaro
Administrative Liaison:  Joseph Spatola

Sick Bank - Review request from an employee for use of sick bank and meets only as requests are received
Members: Michael Marchese and Becky Burfeind
Administrative Liaisons: Joseph Mosey and Lynn Cosenza
Community Members:  Members of the Bargaining Units