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August 23, 2017 BOE Board Workshop meeting minutes – Approved

Central Valley School District Board of Education – Board Workshop
August 23, 2017   6:34 p.m.

The Board of Education’s Workshop was called to order by President Rowland at 6:34 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction Room at CVA.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present.


Members Present

Kelly Rowland, Pres., Kristen Rich, V. Pres., Travis Costin, Matt Darrow, Daniel LaLonde, Jane North, Fred Schell  (arrived 6:39 p.m.)

Members Absent


Staff Present

Richard J. Hughes, Supt., Fran LaPaglia, Deb Van Slyke, Lisa Hoffman, Ken Long, Jim Humphrey, Jeremy Rich, Richard Keeler, Michele Pilla, Melissa Hoskey

Guests Present

Julie Stone


Creation of District Goals – Mrs. Rowland provided information regarding the 2017-2018 Goal Setting process as adapted from NYSSBA School Board U.  The process includes a review of the mission/vision of the district, as well as three levels of goal setting for broad goals, SMART goals, and action plans/objectives.

The Board also received a compiled list of drafted goals based on Board member input.  Samples of district policies from other districts were shared with the Board.

The Board members and administrative team worked to complete a S.W.O.T. Analysis to determine Strengths – areas the district does well; Weaknesses – areas that need attention or improvement; Opportunities – outside factors that could impact achievement; and Threats – problems or risk outside of the district.

Goals were then classified into goal categories to include Culture & Community Engagement, Student Achievement, and Wellness & Safety, Healthy Mind, Body.

Discussion continued with regard to increased involvement from parents and community.

Mrs. Rowland will compile a shared document regarding broad goals.  The administrative team will meet to continue to fine-tune the goals discussed this evening.  The Board will then review the revised document at their next regular meeting and consider adoption of the final goals.


On a motion made by Mr. Costin, seconded by Mr. Darrow, the Board adjourned their Workshop at 8:40 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

Marsha Griffith
District Clerk, Board of Education