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June 22, 2017

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Pictured above in front, from left to right, are Kimberly Sacco, Roberta Herron, Shawn Mitchell, and Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli. In the back row, from left to right, are, Neil Widrick, Eric Bacon, and Joseph Simon. Not pictured are Karen Fruscello and James Soper.

Board of Education Meeting for Tonight is Rescheduled to Wednesday, March 22

Posted on March 15, 2017

The Board of Education meeting scheduled for this evening will be held next Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Our Vision

"West Genesee continues to focus on improving, every day, the educational opportunities and academic performance of each student."   

Our Mission

"The mission of the West Genesee Central School District,  in partnership with the community,  is to ensure that each student attains the  knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary,  not only for lifelong learning,  but also for becoming a cooperative,  self-directed, productive, caring citizen."

Regular Meetings

Board of Education Meetings are generally held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the West Genesee High School. To access Meeting Attendance guidelines, click here.

Executive Session

The Board meets in Executive session to discuss personnel matters, labor negotiations, and other matters that are confidential as defined by the Open Meeting Law of the State of New York. Executive Sessions can only be held by resolution at a regularly scheduled and advertised open meeting. All executive sessions are closed to the public and no official action may be taken unless permitted by law.

Responsibilities of the Board

The West Genesee Board of Education is the elected policy-making body of the school district. At West Genesee, the Board consists of nine members who serve without pay. The term of office is for three years, (July 1 - June 30), with three positions elected at the annual election each year. 

The Board of Education is responsible for establishing the quality of education in the district. It serves as liaison between the schools and the community.

The Board of Education:

  • defines the philosophy of the district
  • establishes the policies for the operation of the district
  • recruits and hires the superintendent
  • sets goals and objectives to achieve educational progress
  • evaluates the effectiveness of district programs and services
  • adopts and monitors a budget consistent with educational needs and community resources
  • communicates the needs and progress of the district to the community, educational governing boards and legislators
  • acts on recommendations set forth by the superintendent regarding financial, personnel/operational and curriculum items







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Our Members

Roberta M. Herron            President                          Term expires June 30, 2019

Shawn J. Mitchell                Vice President                            Term expires June 30, 2017

Eric A. Bacon                      Term expires June 30, 2019

Karen M. Fruscello              Term expires June 30, 2019

Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli               Term expires June 30, 2018

Kimberly A. Sacco                   Term expires June 30, 2018

Joseph F. Simon                      Term expires June 30, 2018 

James M. Soper                      Term expires June 30, 2017

Neil B. Widrick                        Term expires June 30, 2017 

Meetings - 2016-2017

Wednesday, July 6   Wednesday, August 3   Wednesday, August 17   Wednesday, September 7   Wednesday, September 21   Wednesday, October 5   Wednesday, October 19   Wednesday, November 2   Wednesday, November 16   Wednesday, December 7   Wednesday, December 21   Wednesday, January 4   Wednesday, January 18   Wednesday, February 1 Wednesday, February 15   Wednesday, March 1   Wednesday, March 15   Wednesday, April 5      Wednesday, April 3   Wednesday, May 17   Wednesday, June 7   Wednesday, June 21  

What does a School Board Member Do? (PDF)


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