Budget Workshops for the 2024-2025 School Budget

All budget Workshops will be held in the High School Team Rooms (across from HS Library)

***March 12, 2024 @ 6:00 pm in the Auditorium - Budget Workshop with presentation (Anticipated Public Comment) ADDED WORKSHOP

March 26, 2024 @ 6:00 pm Final Budget Overview and Board Discussion THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED AS A SPECIAL MEETING NOT A WORKSHOP

April 9, 2024 @ 6:00 pm Special Meeting to Adopt the 2024-25 Budget. This meeting will be held in the Auditorium

April 16, 2024 @ 6:00 pm If Needed

June 18, 2024

2024-2025 Budget Revote

Meet the Board

Mrs. Anne Dunigan

Board of Education President

Term: July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2026

P.O. Box 234
Salem, NY  12865

Phone: 518-854-9217
Email: adunigan@salemcsd.org

Mrs. Heidi Kirchner

Board of Education Vice President

Term: July 1, 2021- June 30, 2024

95 Cleveland Road
Salem, NY  12865

Phone: 518-854-3385
Email: hkirchner@salemcsd.org

Mr. Peter Thomas

Term: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2025

Email: pthomas@salemcsd.org

Mrs. Jennifer McKeighan

Term: May 17, 2023 - June 30, 2024

Email: JMcKeighan@salemcsd.org

Mr. Thomas Clary

Term: July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2026

Email: tclary@salemcsd.org



BOE Recorded Meetings

Information & FAQ's

Did you know?

  • 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. 

Fun Fact!

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 Jr/Sr High School.  Meeting dates 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

Budget workshops start in January. Multiple meetings are typically scheduled leading up to the annual budget vote.

Budget Hearing

Budget hearings are held a minimum of six business days prior to the annual budget vote

Committee Meetings

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.