Monticello CSD celebrates School Board Recognition Week

During the week of Oct. 21 through 25, the Monticello Central School District joins districts throughout New York State in recognizing the men and women who serve on school boards. School board members are responsible for the oversight of the district in which they serve.

In Monticello Central School District, the Board is comprised of nine members who devote many hours throughout the year to participating in school board meetings, attending school events, advocating with other local leaders on behalf of the district, building relationships in the community, and countless other tasks to help improve public education. Board members are elected officials who volunteer their time and receive no financial compensation.

The 2019-20 members of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education (BOE) are:

Lori Orestano-James, President
Stacey Sharoff, Vice President
Timothy Crumley
Cathleen Doherty
Wendy Galligan-Weiner
Todd Grodin
Jennifer Holmes
Helen Jersey
Alyce Van Etten

Learn more about the members of the MCSD BOE on the Board of Education webpage. 

“Our Board members work tirelessly and diligently to strive for continuous improvement in our education system,” Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. William Silver said. “It is only fitting that we take this week to formally acknowledge, thanks and celebrate their contributions.”

Board Goals

One of this year’s most integral accomplishments by the Board of Education was the creation of a new vision, mission and goals for the district that it will use to lead Monticello into the future.

Our Vision:

This Board aspires to build a world-class community of schools, and be a district of choice.

Our Mission:

This Board’s mission is to ensure that each learner is future-ready by providing empowering educational experiences.

Our Goals:

Student success

This Board will provide a holistic education comprised of extensive curricular and extra-curricular experiences that empower each individual student to conquer challenges, develop talents, and discover passions, while sustaining rigor and achieving evidence-based academic growth.

Community engagement

This Board will strive to build authentic relationships rooted in trust, transparency and two-way communication with all constituents. We will actively seek avenues to partner with local organizations and agencies to increase our network of resources to improve and support life-long learning opportunities for our community.

School culture

This Board will foster an inclusive culture that sparks community pride, emphasizes kindness and respect and ensures that all students, staff and visitors are valued and supported in safe, secure, orderly and clean appropriately effective facilities.

Fiscal responsibility

This Board will fortify its financial assets through long-term, strategic planning that aims to consistently maximize district improvements while minimizing taxpayer impact. 

Get Involved!

The Board is committed to transparency and dialogue with the community and welcomes residents to attend its public meetings to learn more about district matters and initiatives. Residents are also invited to address the board at these meetings during the public comment session. Meetings are typically held on the first and third Thursday of each month. A schedule of meetings is available on the district’s website.

The agenda and minutes for board meetings are available online on Monticello’s BoardDocs webpage