Many opportunities exist within the district for parents to become involved on committees. Read about the committees that are currently in place, including a brief description and the contact person for more information. Committees meet monthly unless otherwise noted. At times, committees are formed for a specific purpose and then disband when their work is complete. Examples of these include the Citizen’s Committee on the High School Building Project.
Each school in the district has a site-based team that is comprised of parents, teachers, administrators, and, at the High School, students. The purpose of these committees is to involve representatives from all constituencies in the ongoing improvement of the building. Parents that are interested in serving on this committee are requested to make a statement at a PTA meeting as to why they would be best to serve on this committee. If more people volunteer than there are slots available, the PTA takes a vote. Site-based members are required to report back to the PTA. Members serve a two-year term. Contact either the PTA chair or the building principal for more information.
Each building has a safety committee comprised of parent volunteers, teacher volunteers, and the building principal. Contact your building principal for more information.
When probationary teachers and administrators are being hired, committees are formed to participate in the interviews. Unfortunately, we do not anticipate needing to do much hiring the next few years. Contact your building principal if you are interested in sitting on a hiring committee. These committees are formed and meet only when needed.
Character Education Committee at Hagan
At Hagan, this committee is comprised of the building principal, and parents and teacher volunteers. Contact Mr. Farrell if you are interested in serving on this committee.
District Safety Committee
This committee is comprised of the School Resource Officer, representatives from the building safety committees, and other volunteers as interested. Contact Michele Moloney at District Office if you would like more information about this.
The Health and Wellness Committee
This committee is comprised of parents, employees, and health-related professionals. The purpose of the committee is to assess the school health environment, programs and policies in place and identify ways to strengthen these to improve the health of students and staff. This committee meets five times a year. Contact Marco Lanzoni at the High School for more information.
The District Concussion Management Team
This group is comprised of parents, employees, and the school’s chief medical officer. The committee was formed to create and implement a concussion management plan and protocol for return to play for concussed students. This committee meets four times a year. Marco Lanzoni is the contact for this committee also.
The Bullying Committee
This committee is comprised of parents and staff from all buildings in the district. The purpose of the committee is to develop a comprehensive anti-bullying program for the district. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Steve Malkischer at Spackenkill High School.
CSE/CPSE (Committee on Special Education/ Committee on Preschool Special Education)
A parent member of the CPSE/CSE is a parent volunteer of a child with a disability who lives in the school district or a neighboring school district. They attend the Committee meetings to support the parents/guardians and to help insure that the focus of the meeting is on the child. A parent member of the CPSE/CSE should not be confused with a Parent Advocate. The role of the parent member at a Committee meeting is to support the parent(s) and explain the process as needed, provide feedback from a parent's point of view, seek clarification and explain to the parent as needed, and/or to participate in decisions as an equal member of the Committee. Contact Dr. Lori Mulford at District Office if you are interested in volunteering.