Regular BOE meetings are open to the community. Community members are invited and encouraged to attend the meetings.
BOE policies, meeting agendas, and recordings of BOE meetings can be found on this website under the Board of Education page.
BOE seats are elected positions. BOE are volunteers and not paid.
Anyone over 18 years of age, residing in the district may run for a BOE seat. The district is comprised of Salem, Hebron, Shushan, Jackson, and Greenwich, New York, and Rupert, Vermont.
Salem Washington Academy has five BOE seats with three year terms. The term dates are staggered to ensure there is never a BOE comprised of all new members.
A quorum must be present in order to vote. A quorum is half of the BOE members plus one.
All regular BOE meetings are open to the public with the exception of the executive session portions. The BOE will make a reasonable effort to ensure that all meetings are held in an appropriate facility that can adequately accommodate all members of the public who wish to attend. District records are available to the public under the Freedom of Information Law, as well as any rule, regulation, policy, or amendment. For the full description regarding regular board meetings and rules click here.
Our district prides itself on giving our students a voice. At the school budget and school board vote (Tuesday, May 18, 2021) a resolution was passed authorizing the Board of Education to have a Salem high school student be permitted to serve as an ex officio, non-voting member of Salem’s Board of Education, subject to the requirements of education law. The student must be a senior and attended Salem CSD for at least the past two school years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Meetings & Committees
Meetings are held in the middle school/high school. They are also held virtually, and the meeting dates and links can be found on the calendar on the homepage of this website or by clicking here.
Regular Board of Education Meetings
Meetings are held once per month to discuss regular business. The meeting agenda is posted in advance on this website and can be found by clicking here.
Board of Education Special Meetings
Any member of the BOE may call for a special meeting. A reasonable and good-faith effort will be made by the Superintendent or the BOE president, as the case may be, to give every member of the BOE 24-hours’ notice of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting. In an emergency, however, the members may waive the 24-hour notice requirement.
Budget workshops are held in April and May. Multiple meetings are typically scheduled leading up to the annual budget vote
Budget hearings are held a minimum of six business days prior to the annual budget vote
The Board of Education has committees dedicated to specific topics. They include, but are not limited to communication, equity, policy, and shared decision making. The public is invited to attend these meetings. They are scheduled on an as-needed basis and posted on this website.