2024-2025 Board of Education

Board of Education 2024-2025

BOE Members: Katt Judd, Vicky Bogart, Nick Hazen, Jake Geer (Vice-President), Cliff Johnston (President)

Mission Statement:

We empower students by providing opportunities and authentic experiences necessary for a successful future.

Vision Statement: 

We aspire to be innovative leaders in nurturing every child's journey toward excellence.

Core Beliefs: We believe that we will accomplish our mission and realize our vision if we consistently focus on and embody our core beliefs:

·   Caring Environment: We create a nurturing atmosphere where everyone feels valued, supported, and safe.

·   Respectful: We uphold respect as a cornerstone of our community, embracing diversity, honoring differences, and treating each other with dignity and empathy.

·   Citizenship: We instill a sense of responsibility and commitment to contributing positively to our local and global communities through active engagement and service.

·   Collective Responsibility: We recognize that our success is interdependent and embrace our shared responsibility for the well-being and progress of our school and community.

·   Growth Mindset: We cultivate a culture that celebrates learning and resilience, fostering an environment where challenges are seen as opportunities for growth and development.

·   Positivity: We embody optimism and enthusiasm in all that we do, fostering an environment where positivity uplifts spirits, fuels creativity, and inspires excellence.

·   Personalized Support: We are dedicated to understanding and meeting the unique needs of each individual, providing tailored guidance and resources to support their growth and success.

·   Collaboration: We value teamwork and collaboration, recognizing that diverse perspectives and collective effort lead to innovation, effectiveness, and mutual success.

·   Compassion: We demonstrate kindness, empathy, and understanding towards others, fostering a culture of care and support where everyone feels valued and respected.

·   Continuous Improvement: We are committed to ongoing reflection, learning, and innovation, striving for excellence through continuous growth and flexibility.

·   Student Focused: We prioritize the needs and aspirations of our students above all else, guiding our decisions and actions to ensure their holistic development and success.

The Board of Education establishes policies and adopts regulations for the operation of the District's schools. Its five members serve without pay and are elected by the qualified voters of the district for a three-year term. Responsibility for administering board policy is vested in the Superintendent.

The Board typically meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the board room of the Hancock Central School District. All district residents are invited to attend these educational and business meetings and to participate in discussions.

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. All Executive Sessions are closed to the public and no official action may be taken unless permitted by law. Executive Sessions may only be held by resolution at a regularly scheduled and advertised open meeting.

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

Board of Education Meetings

All meetings start at 7 p.m. in the Hancock Central School District Office, unless otherwise noted.

Budget Information Page

2024-2025 BOE Calendar

District Clerk: Tammi Wadeson twadeson@hancock.stier.org 607-637-1301