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Attendance Committee (ES)  
Attendance Committee (MS)  
Attendance Committee (HS)  
Audit Committee Audit Committee
Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) Budget Advisory Committee (BAC)
Building Leadership Team (BLT) Elementary Building Leadership Team (BLT) Elementary
Building Leadership Team (BLT) Middle School Building Leadership Team (BLT) Middle School
Building Leadership Team (BLT) High School Building Leadership Team (BLT) High School
Building Safety (Middle School/High School)  
Building Safety (Elementary School)  
Calendar Committee  
Committee on 504  
Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)  
Committee on Special Education (CSE)  
Communications Committee  
District Planning Committee (DPC) District Planning Committee (DPC)
Food Service Committee  
Gifted and Talented Education Committee (GATE) Gifted and Talented Education Committee (GATE)
Greene County School Boards Association (GCSBA)  
Greenville Educational Foundation (GEF) Greenville Educational Foundation (GEF)
Health & Wellness Committee  
Mentor Committee Mentor Committee
Quality Education Committee (QEC) Quality Education Committee (QEC)
Policy Committee  
Professional Practices Committee (PPC)  
Safety & Health Committee  
Technology Committee  

 

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Attendance Committee(ES)

Members:  
Jessica Shastany Clerical
Peter Mahan Administration
Dan Hash Administration
Erin DuBois Counselor

 

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Attendance Committee(MS)

Members:  
Jessica Shastany Clerical
Brian Reeve Administration
Dan Hash Administration
Michelle Fisher Counselor

 

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Attendance Committee(HS)

Members:  
Jessica Shastany Clerical
Todd Hilgendorff Administration
Dan Hash Administration
Ken Landversicht Counselor
Nicole Mahoney Counselor

 

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Audit Committee public welcome
Mandated
Board Appointed
Meeting Agenda

The Audit Committee, advisory to the Board of Education, will meet no fewer than four times a year starting  at 6:00 P.M. in the MS/HS Media Center unless otherwise stated or changed by action of the Board of Education.

Responsibility and Charge of the Committee: The purpose of the audit committee shall be to assure that the Board of Education fulfills its responsibilities for the District’s internal and external audit process, the financial reporting process and the system of risk assessment and internal controls over financial reporting; and provides and avenue of communication between management, the independent auditors, and the Board of Education. The responsibilities of the Audit Committee shall include:

  1. Providing recommendations to the Board of Education regarding the appointment of the external auditor and internal auditor for the district;
  2. Meeting with the external auditor prior to commencement of the audit;
  3. Reviewing and discussing with the external auditors their risk assessment of the district’s fiscal operations;
  4. Receiving and reviewing the draft annual audit report and accompanying draft management letter, working directly with the external auditor, and assisting the Board of Education in interpreting such documents;
  5. Making a recommendation to the Board of Education on accepting the annual audit report;
  6. Reviewing every corrective action plan developed by the district in response to any findings identified in an audit report or management letter;
  7. Assisting in the oversight of the internal audit function;
  8. Reviewing the findings and recommendations of the external auditor and internal auditor;
  9. Monitoring the school district’s implementation of such recommendations; and
  10. Evaluating the performance of the internal audit function.
Members:  
Jennifer Howard Board of Education
Patricia Macko Board of Education
Duncan Macpherson Board of Education

 

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Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) public welcome
Board Appointed
Meeting Agenda

Responsibility and Charge of the Committee: the Budget Advisory Committee will serve the Board of Education in an advisory capacity by suggesting and recommending ways to improve the school budget, the budget process and its presentation. This will be done through a study of the District’s finances, recent history, current status and future pressures. Priority will be given to the following:

  1. Improving the budget development process by engaging I a meaningful two-way dialogue between the Board of Education and the community during the development of the annual budget and thus generating greater participation and a sense of community partnership in the budget.
  2. Clarifying the presentation of budget information to the public in order to provide voters the information they need to make an informed vote by illustrating and documenting the major forces which direct the Greenville School budget; and presenting past, present, and future trends and statistics.
  3. Assisting with the inclusion of long-range planning elements into the budget (i.e., buses, technology, special education, facilities, etc.

Composition of the Committee: The Extended Budget Advisory Committee will consist of one member of the Board of Education, the Superintendent of Schools, and the Assistant Superintendent for Business. The extended committee shall also represent a broad based group of volunteers including membership from parents, staff and community. (October 2002)

Members:  
Robyn Bhend Business Official
Margaret Finch Teacher
Stephen J. Goodman Community
Karen Overbaugh  Clerical
Brian Reeve  Administration
Tammy J. Sutherland  Superintendent of Schools
Richard Tollner Community
Tracy Young Board of Education

 

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Building Leadership Team (BLT) Elementary public welcome
Mandated ~ Shared Decision Making
Meeting Agenda

Members:  
Brian Hostash Teacher
Valerie Kappel  Teacher
Peter Mahan Administration
Sarah McAneny Community
Wendy McElwey Teacher
Deana O'Hare Community
Aileen Rauf Teacher
Margaret Robinson Teacher
Susan Somers Teacher

 

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Building Leadership Team (BLT) Middle School public welcome
Mandated ~ Shared Decision Making
Meeting Agenda

Members:  
Nanci Cremen Teacher
Nicole Field Community
Jennifer FitzGerald Teacher
Leslie Kudlack  Teacher
Karen Manning Teacher
Brian Reeve  Administration
Deborah Theiss-Mackey Registered Nurse
Sandra Washburn  Teacher

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Building Leadership Team (BLT) High School public welcome
Mandated ~ Shared Decision Making
Meeting Agenda

Members:  
Timothy Albright  Teacher
Rachel Anderson Teacher
Linda Esposito Teacher
Nicole Field Community
Olivia Gorneau Student
Todd Hilgendorff Administration
Daniel Mackey   Student
Wells Packard Community
Frank Pigeon Buildings & Grounds
Erin Sharkey Teacher
Brynda Shultes Teacher, Chairperson
Leona Statham Teaching Assistant

 

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Building Safety (Middle School/High School)
Board Appointed

Members:  
Michelle Fisher Counselor
Karen Gardiner Registered Nurse
Sara Statham Clerical
Dina Klob Clerical
Kenneth Landversicht Counselor
Todd Hilgendorff  Administration
Nicole Mahoney Counselor
Brian Reeve Administration
Richard Outtrim Director of Facilities III
Erin Sharkey Teacher
Jessica Shastany Clerical
Deborah Theiss-Mackey  Registered Nurse

                      

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Building Safety (Elementary School)
Board Appointed

Members:  
Sally Collins Registered Nurse
Amanda Agneta Psychologist
Erin Dubois Counselor
Rachael Finkle Psychologist
Peter Mahan Administration
Richard Outtrim Director of Facilities, III
Karen Overbaugh Clerical
Rose DiDonato Clerical
Ellen Warga Registered Nurse

 

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Calendar Committee

Members:  
Susan Hollywood Teacher
Nancy Lockwood Library Media Specialist
Brian Reeve, Chairperson Administration
Brynda Shultes Teacher

 

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Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)

Members:
Brook Van Fleet, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Parents or persons in a parental relationship to the child
Regular education teacher when appropriate
Special education teacher of the child
Related service provider when appropriate
School Psychologist when appropriate
Physician, if requested
Jennifer Sheshene, Parent Representative

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Committee on Special Education (CSE)

Members:
Brook Van Fleet, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
School Psychologist when appropriate
Preschool evaluator when appropriate
Parents or persons in a parental relationship to the child
Regular education teacher when appropriate
School Psychologist when appropriate
Special education teacher of the child
Related service provider when appropriate
Representative of the municipality where the student resides
Jennifer Sheshene, Parent Representative

 

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Communications Committee public welcome
Board Appointed
Meeting Agenda

Members:
Justin Bruce Teacher
Thomas Connolly Board of Education
Scott Gardiner Director of Technology
Karen Overbaugh Clerical
Daphane Pearson District Office
Brian Reeve Administration
Tammy J. Sutherland Superintendent of Schools

 

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District Planning Committee (DPC) public welcome
Board Appointed
Meeting Agenda

Responsibility and Charge of the Committee: The District Planning Committee has the responsibility to prepare recommendations to the Board of Education for a common vision of a quality education through review of current efforts and recommendations for long-range planning and annual strategies and activities to ensure a school district of excellence.

Critical components for Success in Long-Range Planning:

  1. Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction: Define and ensure a K-12 educational program that values and supports and articulated K-12 curriculum.
  2. Community Relations: Ensure continuous communication with our stakeholders regarding district business, educational programs, and planning by the Board of education for the needs of the school district community both now and in the future.
  3. Master Plan: Provide for the needs of students and the educational programs of the District in facilities and grounds that provide for high standards of safety, cleanliness and appropriate educational application in the most cost effective manner.
  4. Finance: The educational goals of the District will be achieved in the context of long-range planning as incorporated in the financial policies and practices of the District.
  5. Human Resources: Attract and retain the highest quality educators and staff who will implement programs of the highest quality to meet the needs of all students inspiring them to excel.
  6. Policy and Organizational Development: to provide for the educational leadership by the Board of Education through effective policy development and oversight through long-range goals, annual strategies, and activities.
Members:  
Tammy J. Sutherland Superintendent of Schools, Chair
Rachel Anderson Teacher
Wilton Bear, Jr. Community
Robyn Bhend Business Official
Caroline Caputi Curriculum Specialist
Sally Collins Registered Nurse
Margaret Finch Teacher
Scott Gardiner Director of Technology
Eric Herbstritt    Parent
Todd Hilgendorff Administration
Ann Holstein Board of Education
Michaela Kehrer Greenville Faculty Association
Gregory Lampman Community
Peter Mahan Administration
Richard Outtrim Director of Facilities III
Frank Pigeon  Buildings & Grounds
Brian Reeve   Administration
Chris Warga Teacher

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Food Service Committee public welcome
Board Appointed
Monthly Report
Meeting Agenda

Responsibility & Charge of Food Service Committee: The purpose of the Food Services Committee is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Education to provide a food services program for students with offerings which are nutritious, appealing and sustainable in a financially self-supporting manner.

Members:  
Robyn Bhend Business Official
Tracy Churchill  Food Service Manager
Patricia Macko Board of Education
Duncan Macpherson Board of Education
Deana O'Hare Community
Catherine Stock   Support Staff
Tammy J. Sutherland Superintendent of Schools

 

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Gifted and Talented Education Committee (GATE) public welcome
Board Appointed
Annual Report June
Meeting Agenda

Responsibility and Charge of the Committee: the gifted and Talented Education Committee (GATE) is an organization of supportive parents, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who advocate for gifted and talented learners at GCSD. We strive to encourage all students to develop their academic strengths and talents potential through enriching educational experiences. This committee has been developed to:

  1. Gather and make available materials to the GCSD community from national, state, school and community resources that contribute to the education of gifted and talented students.
  2. Sponsor diverse activities that stimulate and encourage enriching programs and practices in our school community.
  3. Assume a leadership role by supporting district stakeholders for the benefit of gifted and talented children.
  4. Support and recommend policies and practices that provide all students, regardless of their background, the tools necessary to explore their varied individual gifts and talents.
Members:  
Peter Mahan Administration, Chair
Erin DuBois Counselor
Ann Holstein Board of Education
Susan Konas Teacher
James Hutchins Teacher
Karen Overbaugh Clerical
Anne Rhodes   Parent

 

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Greene County School Boards Association (GCSBA)
Board Appointed
Monthly Reports

Member:  
Duncan Macpherson Board of Education

 

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Greenville Educational Foundation (GEF) public welcome
Board of Trustees
Trustee representing the Board of Education is appointed by the Board of Education

Members:  
Gretchen Coyner Community
Olivia Gorneau Student
Anne Mitchell Community
Sara Statham Clerical
Ed Volmar Community
Mark Wilcox Community
Tracy Young Trustee

 

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Health & Wellness Committee public welcome
Board Appointed
Meeting Agenda

The Greenville Central School District is committed to a coordinated and comprehensive approach to employee and student wellness. Employees who are healthy are more effective in their duties and are able to model appropriate wellness behaviors for students. Students who are healthy can learn more effectively. Programs and services to include: Wellness Seminars, Campaigns, Literature, Exercise Program and Annual Onsite Flu Clinic.

Members:  
Donna Accuosti  Director of Human Resources, Chair
Robyn Bhend Business Official
Janet Maassmann District Office
Deborah Sanchez Clerical
Deborah Theiss-Mackey Registered Nurse
Ellen Warga Registered Nurse

 

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Mentor Committee
Mandated

The Mentor Committee works to provide a safe and supportive environment for  teachers new to the profession, to ease the transition from teacher training to the realities of the classroom, and to impact student success.  With that in mind, the Mentor Committee developed a Mentor Program that is committed to building a collaborative professional learning community that will support and work to improve student achievement and promote the growth of school wide instructional excellence.

The Mentor Program strives to:

  • Create mutually beneficial partnerships between new teachers and mentors.
  • Share and implement  best instructional practices.
  • Familiarize new teachers with school curriculum, programs and routines.
  • Acclimate new teachers to the culture of the school.
  • Reinforce and sustain a passion for the teaching profession.
Members:  
Donna Accuosti Director of Human Resources
Tim Albright Teacher
Sheila Brady Teacher, Chairperson
Linda Esposito Teacher
Leslie Kudlack Teacher
Erin Magee-Bolduc Teacher
Michelle Neary Teacher
Melissa Palmer Teacher & IB Coordinator
Karen Rosenberg Teacher
Tammy Sutherland Superintendent of Schools

 

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Quality Education Committee (QEC) public welcome
Mandated ~ Shared Decision Making
Board Appointed
Meeting Agenda

Responsibility and Charge of the Committee: The purpose of the QEC is to achieve a K-12 focus and framework for curriculum and instructional matters and to advise the Superintendent on all matters related to the district’s instructional program. The QEC, with input from various other committees such as the Professional Practice Committee (PPC), the Technology Committee and Building Level Teams (BLTs) and key support groups, will also define long and short-term K-12 instructional goals.)

Members:  
Caroline Caputi, Chairperson Curriculum Specialist, Chair
Erin DuBois Counselor
Casey Gannon Teacher
Daniel Hash Administration
Jacqui Herrington Teacher
Todd Hilgendorff Administration
Ann Holstein Board of Education
Kelly Hubicki Parent
Amy Latham Teacher
Peter Mahan Administration
James McElwey Teacher
Amy Morse Aide/Monitor
Melissa Palmer Teacher & IB Coordinator
Brian Reeve Administration
Anne Rhoads Parent
Tammy J. Sutherland Superintendent of Schools
Olivia Gorneau, Scott Davis, Lucas Makely Students

 

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Policy Committee
Board Appointed

Members:  
Tammy J. Sutherland Superintendent of Schools
Jennifer Howard Board of Education
Patricia Macko Board of Education
Jacqueline O'Halloran School District Clerk

 

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Professional Practices Committee (PPC)

Members:  
Donna Accuosti   Director of Human Resources
Justin Bruce Teacher
Caroline Caputi Curriculum Specialist
Tammy J. Sutherland Superintendent of Schools
Melissa Palmer Teacher & IB Coordinator

 

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Safety & Health Committee
Board Appointed
Meeting Agenda

Guiding Principles: The Greenville Central School District is committed to educational and environmental quality and fully supports the guiding principles as set forth by the New York State Board of Regents:

  1. Every child has a right to an environmentally safe and healthy learning environment that is clean and in good repair.
  2. Every child, parent and school employee has a “right to know” about environmental health issues and hazards in their school environment.
  3. School officials and appropriate public agencies should be held accountable for environmentally safe and healthy facilities.
  4. Schools should serve as role models for environmentally responsible behavior.
  5. Federal, State, local and private sector entities should work together to ensure that resources are used effectively to address environmental health and safety concerns.

The duties and responsibilities of the Committee include:

  1. Identify and study problems that impact staff and student safety.
  2. Review accident/injury data and make recommendations for improvement of procedures and processes.
  3. Review existing safety policies and make recommendations for improvement if needed.
  4. Promote and evaluate safety training and education.
  5. Review suggestions and concerns that relate to staff/student safety and health.
  6. Develop recommendations as appropriate to the school district’s administration.

The Rebuild Schools to Uphold Education (RESCUE) Law of 1999 requires that school safety and health committees are involved in school construction projects and inspections. The regulatory duties include:

  1. Provide a member to participate in the annual visual inspection.                                         
  2. Provide consultation for the building safety rating.
  3. Be involved in the disposition of complaints related to health and safety.
  4. Addressing complaints regarding excessive noise.
  5. Participation in post-construction inspection to confirm that area is ready to be opened for use.
Members:  
Robyn Bhend Business Official
Marianne Amato Supervisor of Transportation
Rachel Anderson Teacher
Todd Hilgendorff Administrator
Richard Outtrim Director of Facilities III
Daphane Pearson District Office
Brynda Shultes Teacher, Chemical Hygiene Officer
Sara Statham Clerical
Deborah Theiss-Mackey Registered Nurse
Ellen Warga Registered Nurse
Denise Wickham Athletic Director

 

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Technology Committee public welcome
Board Appointed
Meeting Agenda

Responsibility and Charge of the Committee: The Greenville Central School Board of Education recognizes the criticality of technology, particularly information technology as part of a 21st Century learning environment. In order to move forward it is crucial that we understand how technology will be used to further the educational objectives of the District. To that end, the Board of Education charges the Technology Committee to:

  1. Identify and document how technology can be used as an integral part of the educational and instructional process.
  2. Identify and document how technology can be used to improve accessibility and productivity of Greenville faculty and staff.
  3. Establish a plan for the approval of the District and Board of Education that will identify the educational and operational objectives for the use of technology
  4. Defines the processes required to meet those objectives: Training and Staff Development; Curriculum Development
Members:
Scott Gardiner, Chairperson Director of Technology, Chair
Barbra Drasby Teaching Assistant
Linda Esposito Teacher
Casey Gannon Teacher
Eric Herbstritt Community
Vikki Hawkins Teacher
Todd Hilgendorff Administrator
Judy Kibrick Teacher
Duncan Macpherson Board of Education
Melissa Persico Library Media Specialist
Sara Statham Clerical