It is the belief of the Mount Morris Central School District that the welfare and progress of each student defines the total thrust of all educational activities. The basic intent is to direct staff and program toward the optimum development of each student.
It is our philosophy to prepare students for successful living in a changing society. The educational program should offer the opportunities for each student to nurture personal capabilities to the fullest, to recognize individual needs, to achieve to optimum level, and to become a contributing citizen by accepting responsibility to self and others.
The total educational program requires cooperation and communication among school, home and community.
About School Board Members:
School board members are elected officials who devote many hours in a volunteer capacity to reviewing materials, setting policies, and planning for your children's education. We serve on the school board because we care about providing quality educational opportunities that meet the needs of children. In addition to making decisions during school board meetings, we try to keep the lines of communication open with our community. We are available and invite your comments, concerns, and questions.
About School Board Meetings:
The Board has two scheduled meetings each month. Normally they are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. However, occasionally the time or date may be changed to accommodate other activities. Additional meetings may be called when deemed necessary.
One such meeting is the Work Session where the Board receives a packet of supporting information and has an opportunity to discuss items that will be voted on at the Regular Meeting. The second meeting is the Regular Meeting where the Board takes action on the reports and recommendations of the Superintendent and the Treasurer. There is ample time between the two meetings to research items and to ask questions.
A board meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education held in public. All discussions are held in the open with the exception of items that require, by law, an executive session. We believe that involved and informed parents and citizens are the best guarantee of excellence in our schools.
Board Meeting Submission Information:
Information must be submitted the Wednesday before each meeting.
Board of Education Long-Term Goals
1. All students of Mount Morris Central School District will graduate college and career ready through a rigorous and supportive academic program that provides the opportunity to achieve high academic success where they will learn, grow, and reach their full potential in a safe and engaging learning environment.
2. Mount Morris Central School District will support a safe, inclusive and positive learning environment that encourages respectful participation and holding high behavioral expectations for all.
3. Mount Morris Central School District will support high levels of commitment, collaboration, and communication while providing opportunities for community and family involvement.
The African proverb, "It takes an entire village to raise a child," is as vital today as when it was first stated many years ago. Working together we can indeed educate students for life. Your input, interest, and continued support are gratefully appreciated.
2020-2021 Scheduled Board Meetings
6:00 p.m. unless noted otherwise
July 8: Reorganization & Regular Meeting
September 16: Audit Committee Meeting (4:30 p.m.)
October 28: Policy Committee Meeting
January 20: Audit Committee Meeting (4:30 p.m.)
February 24: Policy Committee Meeting
March 17: Audit Committee Meeting (4:30 p.m.)
April 26 (Monday): BOCES Budget / Election & Regular Meeting
May 12: Budget Hearing followed by Regular Meeting
May 18 (Tuesday): Budget Vote, No Regular Meeting
June 16: Audit Committee Meeting (4:30 p.m.)