• 2019-2020 Board of Education Committee Assignments

    Most Committees welcome community participation. Committee members are selected each September for a one-year term, except for the Audit Committee, which is a three-year term.  If you are interested in volunteering contact us at BOE@northsalemschools.org.  Assignments are made at the discretion of the committee chairperson. 

    Audit - Each year, and in compliance with NYS SED requirements, the audit committee oversees the preparation of an audit of school expenditures.  This audit is presented to the Board in the early fall and is then filed per NYS regulations.  From time to time, this committee may also conduct an internal audit to ensure that best business practices are being applied.  Past internal audits have looked at topics as varied as timecard management, data security and cafeteria improvements.  Board representatives:

    • Brandy Keenan

    • Kurt Guldan

    • Andy Pelosi

    Communications - The communications committee is tasked with monitoring and improving communications with parents and with the community at large.  This includes written communications such as Tuesday/Newsday, website, social media, and emergency communication systems.  Board representatives:

    • Jennifer Binette

    • Brandy Keenan

    • Andy Pelosi

    Facilities - The facility committee prepares and then manages our five-year facility master plan.  This includes monitoring the progress of ongoing implementation projects and when necessary emergency repairs.  Board representatives:

    • Andrew Brown

    • Deb D'Agostino

    • Paul Giamundo

    Fields - This fields committee is charged with developing a plan for field improvements.  This includes exploring the feasibility of a turf field and communicating their recommendations to the Board and the community.  Board representatives:

    • Andrew Brown

    • Deb D'Agostino

    • Andy Pelosi

    Garden - The garden committee facilitates participation in the MS/HS community garden and coordinates with PQ farm to table and garden initiatives.  Board representatives:

    • Brandy Keenan

    • Jennifer Binette

    MHAT - The mental health awareness team (MHAT) is charged with educating the school community on issues related to mental health.  This committee also makes recommendations regarding the allocation of resources and oversees the implementation of mental health programs for students; professional development for faculty and staff, and parent/community education.  Board representatives:

    • Deb D'Agostino

    • Jennifer Binette

    • Andy Pelosi

    Mission - This committee is charged with promoting the mission "To engage students to continuously learn, question, define and solve problems through critical and creative thinking".  The committee facilitates mission in a variety of ways which include:

    • Supporting teachers in identifying mission related projects

    • Providing professional development opportunities

    • Participating in Ed Leader events

    • Preparing for Tri-state visits

       

    Board representatives:

    • Deb D'Agostino

    • Brandy Keenan 

    Wellness - The wellness committee is charged with promoting wellness within the school and community.  The committee also monitors the current Wellness Policy and makes recommendations for revisions as necessary.  Board representatives:

    • Jennifer Binette

    • Deb D'Agostino

    • Brandy Keenan

    The following committees are not open to the community participation.

    Policy - On an on-going basis the policy committee reviews district policies and recommends modifications to the Board as needed.  Board representatives:

    • Jennifer Binette

    • Andrew Brown

    • Deb D'Agostino

    Safety - This committee monitors and makes recommendations to the Board regarding school and campus safety.  Committee members also monitor all district safety drills in accordance with NYS requirements.  This committee operates in conjunction with local first responders.  Board representatives:

    • Andrew Brown

    • Paul Giamundo

    • Kurt Guldan